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Canonteign Falls

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Canonteign Falls is a stunning natural attraction in the heart of Devon. Visit us for peaceful walks among the waterfalls and lakes and family fun in the gardens and playgrounds. Escape the crowds and experience the highest waterfall in Dartmoor National Park.

Set in 90 acres of park and woodland, Canonteign is a must-see for Devon visitors, with walks and activities for all ages and abilities. From a gentle stroll around the lakes, to a bracing stomp through spectacular woods up to the top of the Falls, our beautiful corner of the countryside is perfect for enjoying the fresh air and having fun with the family.

90 original Victorian steps lead up through the Victorian fern garden to the top of the Falls itself, with soaring panoramic views available from many vantage points. For families Canonteign gives children the opportunity to roam free and parents a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Explore the adventure playgrounds, complete with trampolines, wooden galleon, zip wire and mini assault course. Children adore the challenge of the steps up to the Falls, spotting our resident fairies and Terence the T-Rex along the way.

If you’re interested in learning about the rich and unique history of this country estate then why not book onto our new guided walk and history tour running every Tuesday afternoon, for full details and to book click here

Canonteign Kitchen serves exceptional homemade food which champions local produce. With a seasonal menu, homemade cakes, Devon Cream teas, Barista coffee, a fully licensed bar and special children’s menu. There is a pretty indoor cafe with table seating and a sofa area around a roaring fire in winter, as well as plenty of outside space for taking in the fresh air, basking in the sun and enjoying the view of the Lily and Swan Lakes. Choose from our sun terrace, courtyard or pick a picnic spot from around the grounds.

Our Snack Bar opens at weekends and school holidays, making light snacks, hot drinks and ice creams available outside too.

Canonteign Falls gift shop specialises in lifestyle gifts from boutique suppliers and local artisans. Filled with gorgeous gift ideas, we always have an eye out for new ranges each year to complement our much loved old favourites.

Entry to the Kitchen and shop is free, and dogs are welcome inside and out.

Open from 10 am – 5 pm 7 days a week (weather permitting). The last entry into the estate is 3.30 pm. Booking online is advisable during the school holidays. We are easy to find, take the Teign Valley exit off the A38 dual carriageway and follow the brown tourist signs.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Canonteign Falls open?

We are open 10am to 5pm every day, last entry is 3.30pm.

How much is entry to Canonteign Falls?

Adults £9, Children (age 5-15) £6.50, Adult Concessions (students, seniors 60+, carers, NHS) £8. Child concessions (children with hidden disabilities) £5.50 – adult carers will qualify for a concession ticket. Family day tickets £28 (2 adults & 2 children, extra child £5). Groups of 10+ £1 off admission price. Wheelchair users free entry due to limited accessibility

Is Canonteign Falls dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome free of charge but must remain on the lead for the safety of our wildlife We have water bowls and treats available.

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Myself, my husband, 2 kids and grandparents visited here whilst on holiday in the area.

We all absolutely loved it, was great value for money and the kids loved the fairy walk and the addition of the T Rex dinosaur was a hit with my son.

We went at lunchtime and stayed for about 3.5 hours. Beautiful walks, views from the top are gorgeous – lovely cafe on site and local ice cream. Playground also for the kids at the end. Great way to spend an afternoon and a must see attraction if you’re visiting the area.

Emma C - Chester

What a stunning place! The walk through the woods to the waterfall is magical and the view from the top is spectacular.

Ruby’s coffee in the cafe is excellent – and a great accompaniment to the home-baked cakes.

We will be going again!

Peter W - Guildford

How To Find Us

From the M5/A38 North:
Follow signs for Plymouth. Leave the A38 at the Teign Valley exit. Turn right off the slip road and drive over the A38. Take the next right almost immediately signed Dunsford/Teign Valley (the B3193). Drive along this road for 3 miles and follow the brown tourist signs to Canonteign Falls.

From the A38 South:
Take the Teign Valley exit and turn left off the slip road.
Take the next right almost immediately signed Dunsford/Teign Valley (the B3193) and follow directions above.

From Exeter:
Either join the A38 heading south or take the B3212 towards Moretonhampstead, passing through Longdown. Turn left after 2 miles signposted to Christow. When you reach a T junction turn left onto the B3193 sign posted Chudleigh. After 3 miles turn right following the brown tourist signs to Canonteign Falls.

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