“ 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.

War Horse Valley



Parsonage Farm has been farmed by the same family for nearly 100 years and is the farm around which the book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo was set, along with the parish of Iddesleigh.

It was also once home to Revd John ‘Jack’ Russell, first breeder of the terriers to which he gives his name.

This beautiful hidden part of Devon boasts stunning scenery of rolling hills and valleys with Dartmoor as its magnificent backdrop.

Come and explore War Horse Valley – its farming history, its people and its Wartime stories and of course the place where the story of Joey and Albert was born.

Group bookings – 15 people or more
For pre-booked groups of 15 people or more, we may consider opening on a weekday outside of the school/ bank holidays between 1st April to 30th September 2023. Please call 01837 810318 to enquire at least one week prior.

A tour guide for your group could possibly be arranged if required at an extra £15 per hour. Pre-booking for this is required at least one week in advance.

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