“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Canonteign Falls



Canonteign Falls is a stunning natural attraction in the heart of Devon.   Visit us for peaceful walks among the waterfalls and lakes and family fun in the gardens and playgrounds. Escape the crowds and experience the highest waterfall in Dartmoor National Park.

Set in 90 acres of park and woodland, Canonteign is a must-see for Devon visitors, with walks and activities for all ages and abilities. From a gentle stroll around the lakes, to a bracing stomp through spectacular woods up to the top of the Falls, our beautiful corner of the countryside is perfect for enjoying the fresh air and having fun with the family.

90 original Victorian steps lead up through the Victorian fern garden to the top of the Falls itself, with soaring panoramic views available from many vantage points. For families Canonteign gives children the opportunity to roam free and parents a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Explore the adventure playgrounds, complete with trampolines, wooden galleon, zip wire and mini assault course. Children adore the challenge of the steps up to the Falls, spotting our resident fairies and Terence the T-Rex along the way.

If you’re interested in learning about the rich and unique history of this country estate then why not book onto our new guided walk and history tour running every Tuesday afternoon, for full details  and to book click here

Canonteign Kitchen serves exceptional homemade food which champions local produce. With a seasonal menu, homemade cakes, Devon Cream teas, Barista coffee, a fully licensed bar and special children’s menu. There is a pretty indoor cafe with table seating and a sofa area around a roaring fire in winter, as well as plenty of outside space for taking in the fresh air, basking in the sun and enjoying the view of the Lily and Swan Lakes. Choose from our sun terrace, courtyard or pick a picnic spot from around the grounds.

Our Snack Bar opens at weekends and school holidays, making light snacks, hot drinks and ice creams available outside too.

Canonteign Falls gift shop specialises in lifestyle gifts from boutique suppliers and local artisans. Filled with gorgeous gift ideas, we always have an eye out for new ranges each year to complement our much loved old favourites.

Entry to the Kitchen and shop is free, and dogs are welcome inside and out.

Open 7 days a week from 16th March to 30th October 10am – 4.30pm last admission 3pm.
Please check the website for details and daily updates in case of bad weather.  Booking online is advisable during the school holidays.

Other info

  • Please wear sensible walking shoes.
  • Dogs on leads are welcome inside and out.
  • The waterfall walk is not suitable for prams or wheelchairs
  • Baby carriers are available to hire from reception

Opening times

Closed for the Winter re – opening on Monday 19th March.


Day Tickets

Adult £9.50 Children (4-15) £7.50 (under 4s free)
Concession ( student, 60+, NHS, Blue Light) £8.50
Family day ticket £32 (2 adults +2 Children) ( extra child £6)
Groups of 10 and over £1 off admission price

Annual Membership (seasonal opening times apply)

Entitles you to unlimited visits per season, 10% off in the cafe and shop, early bird tickets for events, special member-only offers and half-price entry for up to 2 friends per visit.

Adults £28, Children £2, Concession £25, Family ( 2 adults + 2 children) £88 ( extra child £10)

Easy online booking at www.canonteignfalls.co.uk

Key Facilities



Disabled Access

Facilities for Visually Impaired

Guide Dogs permitted

Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Additional Facilities

  • Dog Friendly
  • Coach parking

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