The photo below shows the naval college which is still used today to train young officers both of the Royal Navy, as well as cadets from other international navies. It is also rumoured that it was here that our Queen first met Prince Philip. The Britannia Royal Naval College first began training officers since 1905 however training was first done in Dartmouth as far as 1863 where it took place on board HMS Britannia when it was first moored in the river Dart.
|View from near the river mouth|
The boatfloat is where the main shopping area lies which you can see the cars parked. The road system here is a one way system. The photo on the right was taken on a walk to the Castle which is situated at the very mouth of the river. The picture is from 2/3rds of the way there.
My photos aren't exactly fantastic (for which I apologise) but you'll hopefully get the gist of what I'm describing. Also, whilst I'm apologising here, I haven't yet got the hang of displaying photos side by side, but it helps makes the post seem longer that it actually is, lol. Oh, I also take the oppportunity to apologise for world peace failing to materialise, for George W Bush becoming an American President, for Grunge fashion, and for those small plastic foldable forks you get in packaged meals (I had a few hours to kill so came up with a totally useless idea which seemed good at the time of marketing it, but quality control could never match the dream...sorry).
|Royal Avenue Garden|
There are two ferries currently in operation. One called 'The Higer Ferry' and the other is.....wait for it.....'The Lower Ferry' (original huh?). There has been a ferry in operation since 1365 from Kittery Point (western most point of Kingswear) to Dartmouth.
At the mouth of the Dart lies St Petrox Church and the remains of the castle. Yes, I has a photo here, and a small tidbit of info for you here, the church you see is where I got married.
Well, thats my (very) small mention of Dartmouth. I have included a few links should you wish to see more pictures of the place (and Kingswear too). Enjoy.
Below is.......that's right, a church.