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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. Tree Surfers,Tamar Valley, Devon, Ride the Wild Woods

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    Tree Surfers

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    Activity Centre

    Location

    Gulworthy, Tavistock

    Ride The Wild Woods. An adventure you wont forget and a chance for the whole family to escape.Up in the trees we’ve created rope bridges, zip lines, walkways and obstacles to challenge and excite you.

  2. Tavistock Abbey ruins

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    The Eastgate Cafe and Brasserie

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    Tavistock

    Freshly prepared food with an attractive riverside location. Cream teas. Specials changed daily.

  3. Robertsons Organic Cafe

    Robertsons Organic Cafe

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    Tavistock

  4. Hurdwick Golf Course & Club

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    Hurdwick Golf Course & Club

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    Golf

    Location

    Tavistock

    18 hole parkland course, situated in beautiful countryside 2 miles north of Tavistock on the Brentor road. Visitors welcome.

  5. Country Cheeses (Tavistock)

    Country Cheeses (Tavistock)

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    Tavistock

    Accolades: Awarded Retail Cheese Award from Dairy Crest for their 100% Westcountry farm cheese.

    Their motto: 'we eat what we sell and supply only the best'. They sell a wide range of excellent cheeses made by local, small, independent cheesemakers throughout Devon.

  6. Cholwell Riding Stables

    Cholwell Riding Stables

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    Horse Riding

    Location

    Tavistock

    Trekking straight out on to Dartmoor, 1, 1 and a half, or 2 hour rides. Basic instruction. About 25 horses.

  7. Tavistock Trout Farm

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    Tavistock Trout Farm and Fishery

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    Fishing

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    Tavistock

    5 fly fishing lakes, river-fed, in a rural setting, with quality fish, Rainbow, Brown and Triploid trout. Stocked with fish averaging 2-4lbs.

  8. Fishing on the river Dart

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    Tim James Fly Fishing

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    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Location

    Tavistock

    Group sessions available. CRB checked. Children 8+ welcome, but accompanied by an adult. Still water fishing for beginners. River fishing for the more experienced. Salt water fishing. Guiding only available. Qualifications L2, CCA & GAIC.

  9. Tavistock Museum, Dartmoor

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    Tavistock Museum

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    Museum

    Location

    Tavistock

    A small museum with a permanent local collection, showing glimpses of Tavistock life through the Centuries.

  10. Dartmoor Gliding Society

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    Dartmoor Gliding Society

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    Flying

    Location

    Brentor, Nr Tavistock

    Dartmoor Gliding Society is a small but very friendly club located on picturesque moorland in beautiful South Devon within sight of the very well known Brentor Church.

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