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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. 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...

  2. The Barn Climbing Centre

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    The Barn Climbing Centre

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    Activity Centre

    Location

    Milton Abbot, Tavistock

    Whether you're a beginner or have more experience. The Barn provides a selection of different climbing courses, as well as support from our friendly and experienced staff to develop and improve your climbing skills.

  3. Tree Surfers, Dartmoor

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    Tree Surfers

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Location

    Gulworthy, Tavistock

    Tree surfing is an adrenaline-pumping, heart-thumping bird's eye experience. Test your limits, on rope bridges, zip wires and tree jumps. Don't just get close to nature, be part of it.

  4. John and Jane Lee

    John and Jane Lee

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    Craft Centre

    Location

    Tavistock

    A wide range of hand made pottery and ceramics, mono prints, paintings and drawings are available from our studio in Tavistock.

    Commissions are welcomed providing the opportunity to design the ideal in unique gifts. Ornamental garden pots and commemmorative ware are also available to order...

  5. River Tavy - tavistock

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    Tavistock Railway Cutting

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    Nature Trail

    Location

    Tavistock

    This local nature reserve is situated in a disused railway cutting in the town of Tavistock. The cutting is a superb walkway or cycleway with beautiful scenary and abundant in wildlife.

  6. High Moorland Visitor Centre, Princetown

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    High Moorland Visitor Centre

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    National Park

    Location

    Princetown

    Dartmoor's major visitor and interpretation centre in the heart of the moor. Exciting displays for all the family about Dartmoor's natural and cultural heritage.

  7. Dukes Coffee House

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    Dukes Coffee House

    Location

    Tavistock

    Watch the world go by whilst enjoying a freshly made lunch or sandwich.

  8. Duchy Square Centre for Creativity

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    Duchy Square Centre for Creativity

    Type

    Craft Centre

    Location

    Princetown

    Meet the resident artists and craft makers, explore the galleries, great shopping opportunities.

  9. Robertsons Organic Cafe

    Robertsons Organic Cafe

    Location

    Tavistock

  10. Kilworthy Farm exterior view

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    Kilworthy Farm

    Type

    Historic Site

    Location

    Tavistock

    Steeped in history, Kilworthy Farm buildings received an English Heritage grant to preserve what has been described as buildings of national importance. Kilworthy Farm is well known for its range of Victorian farm buildings built in 1851-1853.

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