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The Old Duchy Hotel, Princetown

Arthur Conan Doyle stayed here, in the middle of Dartmoor, in 1901 while he was writing "The Hound of the Baskervilles". The quote "Welcome the coming, speed the parting guest" is from Pope's translation of Homer's Odyssey. Appropriately, it's flipped around to read both ways, depending on whether you're checking in or checking out! The building is now the High Moorland Visitor Centre, run by Dartmoor National Park Authority, and the mosaic was recently renovated.

tiled hotel floor

welcome mosaic

hotel tiled floor

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