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 19th 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

Canonteign Falls 2024 Admission Prices

Day tickets
Adults – £11.75 (age 16+ yrs)
Adult Concessions (Students /Seniors 65+/Carers/NHS) – £10.75
Children – £8.50 (age 4-15 yrs) under 4 s free
Child Concessions – (children with hidden disabilities) £7.50 – Adult carers will qualify for an adult concession ticket.
Family day tickets – £38.00 (2 adults & 2 children, extra child £7.00) Groups of 10 + £1.00 off the admission price. For large groups arriving by coach, please email in advance to ensure we can reserve coach parking.
1 Adult + 3 children ticket – £35
Wheelchair users – due to the limited accessibility, we offer free entry to wheelchair users and their carers. Read about our site accessibility here.
Dogs are welcome at no extra charge, please make sure they are kept on a lead at all times due to the abundance of wildlife and rocky outcrops.

Guided Walk and History Tour – 1.5 hour guided walk and day admission
Adults £16.75

Guided Walk and History Tour and Devonshire Cream Tea
Adults £23.50

Membership Prices
Adult Members Ticket (16+ yrs) £32.00,
Adult Concession* Members Ticket Students/ Seniors 60+/ Carers/NHS £30.00
Child Members Ticket (4-15 yrs)£22.00
Child Concession* Members Ticket (must show proof of PIP)- £20.00
Family Members Tickets £95.00 (2 Adults and 2 children 4-15 yrs).
(extra child £15.00).
For membership benefits,

Key Facilities



Disabled Access

Facilities for Visually Impaired

Guide Dogs permitted

Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Additional Facilities

  • Dog Friendly
  • Coach parking

Our Awards

  • Travellers' Choice 2023
  • Finalist Devon's Top Attractions - Cafe Of The Year 2023
  • Winner Devon's Top Attractions - Retail Shop Of The Year 2022
  • Finalist Devon's Top Attractions - Dog Friendly Attraction Of The Year 2022

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