Hound of the Baskervilles

Dartmoor National Park

The experience

Follow in the footsteps of the great writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and discover the real story behind The Hound of the Baskervilles. Find out about the various people, locations, myths and legends that inspired this most famous of detective stories. Visit three churches, each with unique stories to tell, and learn about the people in the communities who helped to create the story. Then prepare to explore the dramatic landscape of Dartmoor and visit relevant locations from the novel.

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  • Spend time in the dramatic landscape of Dartmoor, the inspirational setting for The Hound of the Baskervilles novel, with your own guide
  • Visit the fascinating Holy Trinity Church, the starting point of the novel
  • Delight in delicious food and drink – traditional English pub food & Devonshire Cream Tea

The detail

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8.5 hours

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Group size

4-6 people

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Cost per person

£135 per person for groups of 4 - 6 people. Smaller groups can be accommodated. Groups of up to 14 can be arranged at an additional cost.

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Fitness level

Low – Moderate.

Parking Facilities

Can arrange pick-up from local accommodation or railway stations.

Refreshments and meals

Locally sourced lunch and Cream Tea included.

Special equipment needed

Sensible outdoor walking shoes are required. Layered clothing required as the weather can be very changeable. Waterproof coat with hood is recommended.


All year round. Advance booking required.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Most of the experience is accessible, although the walk up to one of the sites is difficult for people with physical disabilities.


Intermediate English required to fully appreciate the experience.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate

Dartmoor National Park

A land of mist and mystery – steeped in folklore and a place of great literary inspiration, with a history of human settlement dating back over 4,000 years