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Views Of Kingswear

Posted: May 11, 2017 in Devon, UK
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Looking across the river from Kingswear towards Dartmouth

 

Some images of the town of Kingswear, which is situated on the estuary of the River Dart in Devon.

Old Road sign

Kingswear Church

Kingswear Church

Royal Dart Hotel

 

 

There is a wonderful story about the Royal Dart Hotel  in KIngswear. During the second world war, it was used by the British Navy as offices and was code-named HMS Cicala. Imagine the surprise of the workers one morning when they awoke to reports on German radio that HMS Cicala had been sunk during the night!

Memorial to a local hero

Road-side wishing well

Whilst Keith and I were in devon we took a cruise around the mouth of the River Dart aboard the Dittisham Princess

The Dittisham Princess

The Dittisham Princess

The passenger ferry between Dartmouth and Kingswear

The passenger ferry between Dartmouth and Kingswear

Dartmouth Royal Naval College

Dartmouth Royal Naval College

The Car ferry between Dartmouth and Kingswear

The Car ferry between Dartmouth and Kingswear

The mouth of the harbour with the sea beyond

The mouth of the harbour with the sea beyond

Dartmouth Castle - originally built to protect the entrance to the harbour

Dartmouth Castle – originally built to protect the entrance to the harbour

Kingswear Castle - built to match Dartmouth castle on the opposite side of the harbour enterance

Kingswear Castle – built to match Dartmouth castle on the opposite side of the harbour enterance