Yelverton is a large village on the south-western edge of Dartmoor, Devon.

Yelverton is well known for "the rock" - a prominent mass of stone close to the Plymouth road on the fringe of nearby Roborough Down.  It gave its name to the Rock Hotel, built as a farm during the Elizabethan period, but converted in the 1850s to cater for growing tourism in the area.  The area to the south and west of the roundabout at the centre of the village was settled in late Victorian and Edwardian times, with many grand and opulent villas.  An area developed at about the same time on an odd shaped piece of lane to the south of Tavistock road is known as Leg O' Mutton corner.


At the beginning of the Second World War, an airfield (RAF Harrowbeer) was constructed at adjacent Harrowbeer as a fighter station for the air defence of Devonport Dockyard and the Western Approaches.  A 19th century terrace of houses, then mostly converted into shops, had to have its upper storey removed to provide an easier approach.  One tall building which was not altered was Yelverton Church, but unfortunately the tower was hit by a plane, resulting in a warning light being fitted.  The layout of the runways is still very clear and although they are substantially grassed over, the many earth and brick protective bunkers built to protect the fighters from attack on the ground are all still in place.  Some American airmen and anti-aircraft battery units were stationed here during the second half of the war.


To the south of the village is Langton Park, home of Yelverton Bohemians Cricket Club and about 0.5 km south is the accurately named Moorland Garden Hotel serving the Yelverton Golf Club where most of the holes run well down the open moorland to the east.


Popular places to visit include Burrator Resevoir, Buckland Abbey and the local stannery town of Tavistock. With the opening of Drake's Trail the 21 mile cycle and walking route linking Tavistock to Plymouth by passing Yelverton all these places and many more are easily accessible.