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Tavistock

Tavistock

This old stannary town was once the world's major copper producing area.

Tavistock

This old stannary town was once the world's major copper producing area. There is a charming country atmosphere in the town centre with it's famous pannier market and many chic specialist shops.

Tavistock can be best described as a charming market town, which developed as a result of the abbey founded by Benedictine Monks in the late 10th Century.

The historic Pannier market which is held every Friday since 1105 offers a wide selection of arts, crafts and antiques for sale and you can be guaranteed a bargain or two!

On the second Wednesday of October annually, Tavistock hosts it's own Goose Fair which again has a long history as a livestock market, but today is more a selection of stalls, fairground rides and local pubs and inns serving up goose if that takes your fancy!

Some attractive walking is to be had along the Tavistock Canal which was built in the early 18th century to transport copper ore (mined in the area) to Morwellham Quay.

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  1. Merrivale

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    Merrivale

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    Natural Feature

    Location

    Tavistock

    Located on the west side of Dartmoor, this site is home to a number of impressive landforms that are defined by the underlying geology and demonstrate the effects of weathering during the Ice Age. The area has a number of tors, including Roos Tor.

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    A Walk across the Walkham

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    Walking Route

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    Yelverton / Tavistock

    Distance: 7 miles
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Start/End point: Yelverton/Tavistock

    The West Devon Way walking route links Plymouth and Okehampton, much of the route following the western edge of Dartmoor. This walk follows a length of the West Devon W

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    Robertsons Organic Cafe

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    Tavistock

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    The Chipshop Inn

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    Tavistock

  5. The Whitchurch Inn

    The Whitchurch Inn

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    Tavistock

    Whitchurch's Premier Free House - Near Tavistock. Thirteenth Century Church House Inn.
    Extensive and exciting renovation has recently been undertaken to expose ancient oak beams and natural granite walls. Situated beside the church, in Whitchurch, on the fringes of Dartmoor, we offer an...

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    Drake's Trail

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    Cycle Route

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    Tavistock to Plymouth

    Drake’s Trail is a network of walking and cycling trails. The network has something for all ages and fitness levels, starting with the new off-road cycling section between Tavistock and Plymouth.

  7. Elephants Nest Inn

    Elephants Nest Inn

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    Tavistock

    This characterful pub, down Devon lanes, right on the edge of the moor, offers a constantly changing, excellent menu of specials and real ales in a flag stone floored, beamed series of rooms with open fires. A large garden offers plenty of space in the summer overlooking open countryside and...

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    Tavistock Fish & Chip Shop

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    Tavistock

    Traditional Cod & Chips our speciality! Haddock, plaice, burgers, chicken, pies, jackets etc also available.

  9. Peter Tavy Inn

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    Peter Tavy Inn

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    Tavistock

    Hidden away down the winding lanes of Dartmoor is the Peter Tavy Inn, a foodie pub full of character. The main building dates back to the 15th century and has its origins as a 15th century smithy - you'll dine in traditional surroundings.

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    Tavistock Music & Arts Festival

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    Event Venue

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    Tavistock

    6 weeks of music, art, dance and literary events in Devon's top award-winning market town.
    Tavistock Music & Arts Festival has established itself as the crowning event in the town's busy artistic and creative diary.

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