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The Best Shops in Dartmouth, Devon

Local boutiques, high-street names and an old market, the shops in Dartmouth, Devon, have a bit of everything.  With an eclectic mix of Devon specialist shops and big high street names in a charming historic setting, the town is popular for all kinds of shoppers. Especially those looking for a bit of retail therapy!  Whether it’s a gift, homeware, art, memorabilia, or a special item of clothing you will find it in Dartmouth.

What sets it apart from other towns is its art and craft culture.  Set in wonderful scenery, it is hard not to appreciate the towns array of beautiful art galleries.  Or if you are shopping for gifts and souvenirs, there is a tremendous choice to take home a little piece of Dartmouth. If you need a break from the shops in Dartmouth, be sure to check out one of the fabulous eateries and drinking establishments on Your Devon Escape.

Foss Street and Duke Street

Spend some time on Foss Street, the oldest street in Dartmouth.  Browse the galleries and boutiques along the cobbled street amongst the beautiful architecture.  Or head to Duke Street, home to the infamous Butterwalk building.  Learn the history of the town in the Dartmouth Museum in between visiting the shops in Dartmouth.

The Old Market Square

The Old Market Square is the ideal place to find everything from gifts to take home, to pet food, fantastic local produce, health products, hardware, household goods, children’s clothes, plants, jewellery and more.  It was built as a pannier market in 1828. It is where fresh dairy produce was sold for goods. The products would arrive on the backs of ponies from local farms every day.  Many things have changed since then, but delicious food still arrives from the same farms.  The permanent market shops are open Monday to Saturday, with a weekly market on Tuesdays and Fridays.  There is an artisan market on the 4th Saturday of every month selling beautiful handmade arts and crafts.  It is one of the most iconic shopping areas and a great place to unwind and enjoy.  Be sure to check it out on Your Devon Escape.

The Quay and Higher Street

The Quay and Higher Street offer a selection of options for your wallet. You will find a mix of traditional high street shops and specialist water sports, sailing and nautical shops.  There is a selection of art galleries to browse or purchase a local piece to take home. Or maybe you will stumble upon the perfect homeware item to remind you of your trip to Devon.  There is definitely an eclectic mix of shops in Dartmouth to peruse!

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