The town of Dartmouth rests on a hillside facing Kingswear, another quaint town across the River Dart. It boasts a castle and the 1905 Britannia Royal Naval College. It’s colorful buildings paint the hillside and extend past turquoise coves for an enjoyable walk overlooking the river to the castle.
I walked a mile or so to the castle and church at the mouth of the river. It was overcast when I set out and rained a bit, but the sun soon came out and I enjoyed another uncommonly glorious day in Devon.
The castle, a fortress originally built in 1388, guards the Dart Estuary and looks toward the English Channel.
Next to the castle is St. Petroc’s church.
After walking back to town, I indulged in a cream brûlée ice cream cone with a dollop of clotted cream on top — very decadent (Though I enjoyed it, I couldn’t eat all of it!).