Seniors Travel Back To England

p1020464 Known as the Jewel of Dartmoor, Chagford, England is considered to be a real treasure. Seniors will find this town of 1,470 in the heart of Devon, on the edge of legendary Dartmoor, a stopping point for visitors venturing to the picturesque South in  West of England.  

Chagford is old, even ancient. Archaeological remains confirm that a community has existed in this place for at least 4000 years. In historical times, Chagford grew due to the wool trade and from tin mining in the area, and in 1305 was made a stannary town where tin was traded.

A stannary town is where the coinage of tin takes place. This is where the tin is assessed by an assayer for its quality. This was done by hitting the ingot on the corner and listening for the sound. The tax on the tin was then levied by the town.


Seniors Enjoy The Arts In Chagford

Among the most prominent tin-mining families in the 16th century were the Endecotts, Knapmans, Whiddons and Lethbridges. A cattle market in the town survived until the 1980s.

Today Chagford England is a thriving community with high property prices, busy streets, and an unusually wide range of shops for a town of this size.


It is also known for its vibrant arts community, celebrated through the autumn Chagford Film Festival, the springtime ChagWord literary festival, the summer’s Chagstock Music Festival, the annual Wonderworks crafts weekend, and other regular cultural events.

The two large hardware stores in the town square have been run by the same two families for many years. There are several tea rooms and whole food cafés, one restaurant, and several pubs.

There are numerous guest houses and hotels in the surrounding countryside providing accommodation for the large influx of visitors during the year.

Seniors Stay At Three Crowns Inn


This senior would be sure to visit Spinster’s Rock. In a field due north of Chagford off a minor road leading to the village of Drewsteignton there stands an unusual structure consisting of a large stone slab like I have seen in Brittany in France.

TripAdvisor suggests that seniors will not want to miss Fernworthy Lake and Stone Lane Gardens. Three Crowns Inn sits in the heart of this pretty and vibrant stannary town. Three Crowns is an idyllic spot on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.

Senior visitors will find that the bedrooms are cozy, stylish and inviting, comfortable and overflowing with character. The kitchen sources the very best of local Dartmoor produce, and the cooking is classy yet simple, perfect for a special meal or relaxing Country lunch.

Spend A Day In Chagford and enjoy all the amenities of this neat little town.  Enjoy your stay. -jeb

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