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Buckfastleigh Car Hire

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Car hire in Buckfastleigh is offered at low prices which are fully inclusive of insurance and breakdown cover.

Car Rental Buckfastleigh

Alchemy car rental Buckfastleigh is the best way to explore the stunning surroundings of Dartmoor, South Devon, and South Hams. Dartmoor which has some of the most picturesque scenery in the United Kingdom and can be explored at your leisure in one of our modern vehicles. We are located directly at Totnes train station so if arriving by train it is the perfect spot to collect your car hire from, delivery can also be arranged.

Buckfastleigh Information

Buckfastleigh is set on the southern edge of the Dartmoor National Park surrounded by woods and meadows, the quiet town of Buckfastleigh is best known for the nearby Buckfast Abby and the South Devon Steam railway. The steam railway follows the old Ashburton line, along the river Dart through Staverton to Totnes, some 7 miles (11km) away.

A community of monks was established at Buckfast before the Norman Conquest. There is a gap in their presence from 1539 (when the buildings were abandoned due to the dissolution of the Monasteries) until 1882, when a group of French monks discovered the sight and established a small community.

The present building was started in 1907 and was completed in 1937 by just six monks, only one of whom had any prior experience of masonry work - making the Abbey with its mix of early English and French styles a wonder of the 20th century.

Buckfastleigh is on the edge of Southern Dartmoor which is Just of the Devon Highway A38. Dartmoor is a beautiful area of moorland and wooded valleys with windswept Tors which was designated as one of the National Parks of England and Wales in 1951. The National Park is named after the River Dart, whose source rises on the moor, with the West and East Dart rivers merging to form the River Dart where it then travels on its way to the sea through Totnes and on to Dartmouth. Prehistoric remains are found all over the moor, though exact dates of many of them are often in dispute. Any walk across the moor is likely to lead you to the remains of old stone buildings from Dart moor’s industrial past. Ancient clapper bridges - crossing streams and rivers, stone crosses; barrows, standing stones, circles, tumuli and cairns all contribute to the wealth features to be enjoyed on Dartmoor.

One of the major attractions of Buckfastleigh is its location; a short drive away you can explore Not only Dartmoor but the beautiful scenery of the South Hams a place of outstanding beauty with extensive panoramic views. Areas of interest include Totnes, Kingsbridge, and Dartmouth. Car hire is essential to view these sites which should not be missed. The South West Coast line is a favorite for visitors. There are dramatic seascapes, magnificent walks and interesting villages to visit. The South Hams is an unspoilt district of great beauty. Twelve of the best South Hams beaches are Bantham, Bigbury 0n Sea, Blackpool Sands, Sugary Cove, Hope Cove, Mill Bay, North Sands Salcombe, South Sands Salcombe, Slapton Sands Memorial, Slapton Sands Torcross, Thurlestone North and Thurlestone South.

If you need to reach the City Buckfastleigh lies is situated half way between Exeter and Plymouth

If you are looking for a family camping holiday in Devon, or arriving by train at Totnes, Alchemy car hire is essential to enable visits to these stunning areas.

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