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Ashburton

Ashburton
The Essential
Located in Dartmoor National Park, this former stannary and slate-mining town stands on an estuary of the River Dart, at the beginning of an old road across the heart of the moor. The medieval church with its tall granite tower was built when the town was a wool centre. The nearby River Dart Country Park offers a range of outdoor facilities (picnic tables and bird-watching observatories).