Stroll colourful lanes in Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Heritage Walk

Enjoy a leisurely walk around Dartmouth. Learn its history and where the Mayflower anchored during her stay.

Included in your cruise
  • Learn about the history of Dartmouth.
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk of Dartmouth.
  • Visit the old market.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

In 1620, the Mayflower carried 102 hopeful pilgrims across the Atlantic from Plymouth in the UK to Plymouth in what would become the United States. Dartmouth hosted the Mayflower and many of the pilgrims before their voyage across the ocean. Walk through the streets of Dartmouth with a local guide and discover historical landmarks from 1620, including Bayards Cove, where the Mayflower anchored during her stay in Dartmouth.

Your guide will take you along Butterwalk, featuring merchant houses built on reclaimed land between 1628 and 1640. These houses had direct access to the river, as ships could approach their back doors. Visit the old market, located in what was a tidal creek that powered a mill until 1800. Walk up Chapel Lane to the oldest Baptist meeting house from 1646. Here worked Baptist preacher Thomas Newcomen, inventor of the first successful steam engine.

These are just a few of the landmarks that you will visit on your Heritage walk around Dartmouth before returning to your ship (or continuing to explore the town at your leisure).

Practical information:

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes

  • Walking information: Approximately 1.2 miles

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.