Visiting Greenway: what you need to know

US Coastguard requisitioned Greenway House during World War Two

We're looking forward to welcoming you to Greenway. In this article you’ll find everything you need to plan your visit.

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Booking your parking

If you are travelling to Greenway by car, you will need to book your parking space in advance here


Arriving at Greenway by car

When you arrive, please have your ticket ready to show our staff either on your phone or a printed copy. If you’re a member, you’ll also need to show your membership card. You'll asked to show these through your vehicle window before parking. 

There is designated accessible parking available, and you are welcome to drop-off at Reception, if required. Alternatively, there is a 10 minute walk down the driveway to the garden entrance or we are able to offer a buggy service from the main car park to reception.

If you wish to visit by motorhome, please contact us before your arrival. We have limited spaces for midibuses and motorhomes, and need to be booked in advance. We’re unable to welcome vehicles longer than 5 metres.

We do ask that you arrive within your 30-minute timeslot and limit your stay to three hours for the benefit of other visitors. 


Car parking charges

When booking your parking space in advance, please be aware car park charges will apply for non-members: £3 per session. This can be paid online at the time of booking. Free parking for members (please show membership card upon arrival and display car sticker).

Members will just need to scan their membership card in the parking meter to get a free parking ticket, and display that along with their National Trust parking sticker in their car. 

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Arriving at Greenway by river

You can travel to Greenway by ferry from Dartmouth. This service along the River Dart departs hourly during the core season (March - October), and is the perfect way to find out more about the area whilst you travel to Greenway. 

You can book the ferry either online following the link below, or on the day at Greenway Ferry's kiosk in Dartmouth. 

From the village of Dittisham you can travel to Greenway in an open wooden passenger ferry that takes up to 12 people. Ring the bell on the quay to let the ferry know you're there waiting.

Once you arrive at Greenway quay, there is a steep uphill walk through the woodland garden to reach Greenway, which takes between 10-15 minutes. There are some steps leading to the unsurfaced woodland path, but there are plenty of benches to pause at and admire the views. 


By kayak or canoe

If you're a keen canoeist or kayaker, you can paddle up river to Greenway and land at Greenway Quay. You'll need to get in touch with the Greenway Ferry Company, which you can do by calling 01803 844010 or drop them an email to 

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Other ways to get to Greenway

Please be aware that there are no steam trains or buses operating to or from Greenway. 


Travelling to Greenway on foot

Visitors arriving at Greenway by foot don't need to pre-book your visit.

  • The Dart Valley Trail takes you from Kingswear to Greenway,
  • The Greenway Walk from Broadsands is a moderate 6 mile walk.
  • A leg of the John Musgrave Heritage Trail runs from Greenway Quay to Brixham.
  • You could also walk to Greenway from Galmpton via Mill Lane, Coombe Lane or Hook Bottom (take a look at the walking trails at the bottom of this page).

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What's open?

Greenway House

The house will is open daily from 10.30am to 5pm, with last entry at 4.30pm. Please note that the parking timeslot you have booked is for your arrival to Greenway, and not entry to the house.

At times there may be stanchions in place in some of the rooms. For example, you will be able to look into, but not fully enter the rooms.  

Greenway garden

There are no designated routes to follow in the garden. Wander through the Walled Gardens where the working nursery showcases some of the behind the scenes work of the garden team, or down the woodland paths towards the Boathouse and Battery, with river views.  

Please note we have had to close some paths as we undertake some essential work - access is no longer available on the path leading from the Camellia Garden to the Battery, and the Boathouse foreshore. 

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Eating and shopping


Bringing your dog 

Dogs are welcome at Greenway; Agatha Christie and her family were big dog lovers, and so are the team of staff and volunteers now. Please keep your dogs on a short lead when in the grounds, and dispose of any waste in the bins provided.

Click here to find out more about bringing your dog to Greenway.

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There are a minimum of six accessible parking spaces in our main car park. The main car park has hard surface tarmac, and a tarmac path which leads to the main tarmac drive, a 10 minute walk from reception. Drop-off at reception is available and we are able to offer a buggy service from the main car park to reception.

When the ferry service resumes in the spring, please be aware that there is a steep uphill walk through the woodland garden to reach Greenway from the quay, which takes between 10-15 minutes. There are some steps leading to the unsurfaced woodland path, but there are plenty of benches to pause at and admire the views.

We are also able to offer a quay car service from Greenway quay to reception for those with limited mobility.



Accessible toilets are available next to reception and the shop (along with baby changing facilities). The facilities located at the rear of Greenway House are currently closed.   

Two manual wheelchairs are available to use free of charge, if you know you will need one please call us in advance on 01803 842382 to book one as they are very popular.

The café is situated just off the main courtyard near reception. There are cobbles leading to the cafe and in the main courtyard. There is level entry to the café. 

In the house

The route through the ground floor of the house is fully accessible. A manual wheelchair will be available in the house upon request.

In the garden

Most of the garden route follows hard-standing paths, but there steep slopes and narrow paths in places. There are benches throughout the garden to offer you places to rest along the way, as well as picnic benches in the walled garden available to use. 

If you have accessibility requirements and need a shorter route around the garden please talk to a member of staff. 


Essential Companion card

The Essential Companion card makes it simple to bring one or two carers or companions with you, free of charge. Show the card when you arrive, and your carer(s) or companion(s) won’t need to pay an entry fee.

It’s in your name so you can bring whomever you like, but even if you don’t have an Essential Companion card, you can still bring carers or companions free – the card just makes it quicker and simpler for you. If you’re not a National Trust member, you will still need to pay for your own entry.

To order your pass or card, get in touch:

Call: 0344 800 1895


Write: National Trust, PO Box 574, Manvers, Rotherham, S63 3FH

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Upcoming events

SOLD OUT: Exclusive Agatha Christie literary dinner with Dr John Curran

Sun 11 Sep 2022
In honour of the upcoming anniversary of Agatha Christie's birthday, we're delighted to be hosting an exclusive and intimate dinner with Dr John Curran.

SOLD OUT: Exclusive Agatha Christie literary dinner with Dr Mark Aldridge

Thu 15 Sep 2022
In honour of the upcoming anniversary of Agatha Christie's birthday, we're delighted to be hosting an exclusive and intimate dinner with Dr Mark Aldridge.
The hot border at Coleton Fishacre in summer

Visiting Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre, a 1920s country retreat complete with luxuriant garden by the sea, is just 5 miles away; perfect to visit before or after your trip to Greenway. Find out about this special place and book ahead before visiting here.