The view from Grimspound.
A father and son exploring Grimspound with surrounding countryside in the background.
Grimspound and surrounding countryside.
Two pillars within the Grimspound.

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Postbridge, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6TB

Before You Go

The best known of many prehistoric settlements on Dartmoor, Grimspound dates from the late Bronze Age (about 1450–700 BC). The remains of 24 stone roundhouses survive here, within a massive boundary wall about 150 metres in diameter. There are great views of the site from Hookney Tor and the high ground on Hameldown.

Managed by the Dartmoor National Park Authority.

Read more about the history of Grimspound.

Before You Go

Access: Dartmoor is known for its changeable weather conditions and the site is remote and very exposed.

Parking: There is limited roadside parking in a layby, located on the right hand side approximately 1.4 miles (2.2km) after turning off the B3212.

Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

Plan a Great Day Out

Why not bring a picnic with you to enjoy in these dramatic surroundings of the Dartmoor National Park.

Complete a circuit of further historic sites within the Park by exploring Merrivale, another Bronze Age settlement, and Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village.

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Your membership provides valuable support for our essential work, while you can enjoy free access to the beauty and inspiration of our magnificent historic places. 


About us

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year. The English Heritage Trust is a charity, no. 1140351, and a company, no. 0744722, registered in England.

How We Are Funded

Our target is to become completely self-funding by 2023. Our confidence in achieving this is based on our track record. During the past 10 years, our commercial income has doubled and we have raised nearly £60m in donated income.

  • 66% Self-generated income
  • 20% One off capital grant
  • 14% Government funding
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