The Hound of the Baskervilles Tour
"We've been on many tours over the past 30 years. The tour of the Moor with the Hound of the Baskervilles theme was one of the very best;
Buck, New York
"Mark gave us a fascinating insight into Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's visits to Devon – it was an interesting and amusing day for us all"
Jenny, Manaton, Devon
"The Hound of the Baskervilles tour far exceeded our expectations"
Kate, Savannah, Georgia
"Despite some authentic Hound of the Baskervilles weather, the tour was outstanding"
"I highly recommend Unique Devon Tours and Mark as an excellent guide"
"Had a magnificent day out with Alex on his Hound of the Baskervilles tour"
"My husband, 6 year-old daughter, and I spent the day with Alex on The Hound of the Baskervilles tour, and the experience far exceeded any expectations we may have had beforehand"
Kate, Georgia, USA
"The best tour I've ever experienced in my life"
Tamara H, Weybridge, UK
"Alex is a wonderful and personable tour guide"
Jeffrey S, Florida, USA
"He is hands down the best guide I have ever had the pleasure to work with"
Desmond P, USA
Unique Devon Tours has created the definitive The Hound Of The Baskervilles Tour, one that will leave guests spellbound. From avid Baskerville fans, Doylians and Sherlockians to those that just enjoyed reading the book at school, this tour gives everyone a unique opportunity to experience the best possible Hound Of The Baskervilles day out.
This exciting tour introduces the intriguing story behind The Hound of the Baskervilles, including the people, places and legends that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write his first Sherlock novel in nearly 10 years, and not just any novel, but arguably his most highly acclaimed. Many wonderful locations are included, from tranquil village graveyards to previously burned down churches with black magic associations, and Bronze Age villages to evocative Moorland mires.
The tour will leave you well educated about how this story came about, and as the only Hound of the Baskervilles Tour in the World, it is completely unique. Hear about the evil Squire Cabell and his pack of hell hounds, the coach driver whose name is now etched into fictional folklore, and see the 200 year old prison that Seldon escaped from.
Guests will come away stimulated, intrigued and wanting to read the famous book once again.
9.00 am - collection from your accommodation.
9.30 am - visit to the village of Ipplepen to hear about some of the real life characters that helped inspire the great story.
10.15 am - visit to the old market town of Ashburton, having driven through the narrow Devon lanes. Coffee and cake is an option here!
11.15 am - visit Holy Trinity Church, a unique church with incredible stories to tell, and the source of the whole Baskervilles tale.
11.45 am - drive through more charming lanes, and head up to Dartmoor National Park. We'll stop at a couple of places of interest.
12.45 pm - lunch at The Rugglestone Inn, one of our favourite places to eat, and always a winner with guests.
2.15 pm - drive further onto Dartmoor, visiting places that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once visited, including a Bronze Age settlement, the building that he once stayed in, and the mire that inspired the notorious Grimpen Mire in the story.
4.15 pm - if time and appetite allows, we can stop for a traditional Devonshire cream tea.
5.30 pm - return to your accommodation.
|What's included:||Alex's or Mark's services as your award winning tour guide, transport in our vehicle, and any parking charges applicable to our vehicle. We also provide complimentary bottled water.|
|What's not included:||Any refreshments, meals, drinks and any other purchases you make on the day.|
|Please bring:||Suitable clothing and footwear for the conditions, and bear in mind that in can get quite a bit cooler (and wetter!) when on Dartmoor National Park.|
|Top tip:||You don’t have to be a huge Conan Doyle or Sherlock fan to enjoy this tour, but reading the book beforehand will certainly enhance the day for you.|
|Price:||1 - 2 guests: £380
3 - 6 guests: £440