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Grimspound

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A special place to meet your ancestors

We re-visit Grimspound every few years because it's probably the best example of an Iron Age... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
CanBrit1
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Sudbury,ON
An interesting place, so remote.

My grandchildren were absolutely fascinated by Grimspound. It is so remote, only one house visible... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Riverdaffyd
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

We re-visit Grimspound every few years because it's probably the best example of an Iron Age settlement in easy reach of a road. The wall is intact. The house outlines with the draft-excluding shell shapes show how peoples of that time lived on the moor....More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

My grandchildren were absolutely fascinated by Grimspound. It is so remote, only one house visible in the distance. You cannot imagine people living in such a harsh environment. If travelling on Dartmoor it is well worth a visit. I went there many years ago, and...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Certainly worth a slight detour if you have never been there before. Bu it does form part of the Dartmoor way between pubs. Alternatively just a feww hundred yards off the lane.

Thank John G
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

I stumbled upon Grimspound when Googling walks and when I read it was a Bronze Age settlement of hut circles, the inner geek in me knew I had to find it. You can drive there and park at the bottom of the slope, follow the...More

Thank Emski_6_3
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

It would be better on a nice day and you could walk around dartmoor. The site is impressive. Signs would have been nice to explain the site to visitors. Still impressive. Parking is very limited 3 or 4 cars only.

Thank 870philr
Reviewed November 8, 2016

These are the ruins from the Bronze age 2000 BC. They are in relatively good shape and there is a splendid Tor next to it. By the way this was the setting for Sherlock Holmes story Hounds of the Baskerville. Plenty of sheep and cattle...More

Thank SoilDoctor
Reviewed October 30, 2016

There is a something rather unique about the Dartmoor landscape that quickly intrigued me. The landscape seemed to slowly swallow me up while at the same time to be shrinking me down to the point that I felt like a rather small spec in a...More

Thank Ben F
Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a real gem for those interested in archeological sites. There is very limited parking near-by (4/5 car lay-by) and you need to be on the ball to spot the tiny sign opposite the lay-by which indicates the pathway to Grimspound. The climb up...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2016

Excellent, well preserved remains of a bronze age hillside settlement, near Postbridge in the Dartmoor National Park. The site is very well defined, with many of the 24 original round house foundation stones still visible, along with a rambling 150 metre boundary and the clear...More

Thank 342SteveO
Reviewed August 6, 2016

If your in Devon and you like ancient sites its a must. About 200 yards up hill from the road, easy but pick a nice day. Its a large Bronze Age circler pound with many hut circles inside about 3000 to 3500 years old. If...More

1  Thank Adrian A
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