Vacations in War Horse Country
The setting of Dartmoor in beautiful Devon plays host to Michael Morpurgo’s story, of Joey the "War Horse, with the film that has followed bringing the glory of the English countryside to a worldwide audience. The film showcasing, Devon's dramatically and beautiful Dartmoor National Park, where some of the original book was set.
'There's no place like it in the world,' said director Steven Spielberg. 'When I got to Dartmoor I realised I had a third character that I had to include in War Horse and that was the land and the sky, so Dartmoor plays a major role.
Dartmoor National Park at 368 square miles, is Southern England’s wildest, most rugged expanse of open country, and is known for the native Dartmoor ponies, who have run free for thousands of years.
Dartmoor is known for its tors, with more than 160 hills having the name Tor in their name and being topped with outcrops of boulder shaped granite bedrock.
The Dartmoor National Park is easily accessible from Dunsdon Farm in North Devon and will take around 35 to 40 minutes by car to get to Okehampton on the edge of the Park.
Self Catering Accomodation in War Horse Country
The Old Shippon and Quarry Pods at Dunsdon Farm offer five star accommodation with easy access to Dartmoor, War Horse country.
The Old Shippon is a beautifully converted five star holiday let in North Devon, offering luxury self catering in War Horse country.
Quarry Pods at Dunsdon Farm, offer cool camping in War Horse country, with easy access to Dartmoor (30 - 35 minutes away).