Canonteign Falls | Days Out 2021 | Devon's Top Attractions

Canonteign Falls

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We are now closed until Mid March 2022, please visit our website for the most up to date details on our opening.


Canonteign Falls is an award-winning tourist attraction nestled in the Teign Valley on the edge of Dartmoor. With 90 acres of estate land, woodland, lakes and waterfalls, it offers breathtaking scenery and space for exercise, fresh air, and picnics. 

We are open from 10 am – 5 pm  7 days a week (weather permitting). The last entry into the estate is 3.30 pm.    We are open until 14th November when we close for the winter season.

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. Children can play safely in two different areas where a zip wire, pirate ship and trampolines await. Oneway systems will remain in operation for the 2021 season.  

Canonteign cafe and snack bar are open serving a takeaway menu of locally sourced food and refreshment. Our indoor seating is open and there is plentiful outdoor seating on the sun terrace overlooking the Lily Lake and in the pretty courtyard. Pre book tickets online  here



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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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