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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. The Adventure Centre

    The Adventure Centre

    Type

    Climbing and Mountaineering

    Location

    TAVISTOCK

    Activites include:-
    Canoeing
    Climbing
    Hill Walking
    Field Studies

  2. A Walk across the Walkham

    A Walk across the Walkham

    Type

    Walking

    Location

    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 Way between Yelverton and Tavistock.

    This length begins on a route parallel to the valley of the River Walkham as it descends...

  3. Wellard & Scott Ltd

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    Wellard & Scott Ltd

    Type

    Short Courses

    Location

    Nr Lifton, Tavistock

    Ever wanted to learn to Flyfish? Scott Fly Fishing School offers qualified full-time Instructors (AAPGAI). We offer a range of courses.

  4. Elephants Nest Inn

    Elephants Nest Inn

    Location

    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...

  5. 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.

  6. The Home Cooked Kitchen

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    The Home Cooked Kitchen

    Location

    Tavistock

    Great value! Home cooked food. Meals around a fiver. Above British Legion Club. No need to be a member.

  7. Tavistock & District Local History Society

    Tavistock & District Local History Society

    Type

    Walking

    Location

    Tavistock

    Programme of events to be advised.

  8. Moorland Riding Stables

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    Moorland Riding Stables

    Type

    Horse Riding

    Location

    Tavistock

    See Dartmoor on horseback. A friendly, family run stables, licensed by the Local Authority. A wide selection of horses and ponies suitable for beginners and experienced alike. All rides escorted.

  9. West Devon WHS

    Add Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site to your Itinerary

    Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site

    Type

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Location

    Near Tavistock

    The mines of this district worked an important group of tin and copper lodes whose outcrops can be traced from Callington and Kit Hill eastwards to the fringes of Dartmoor, crossing the Tamar Valley are now part of a World Heritage Site.

  10. Dartmoor Gliding Society

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    Dartmoor Gliding Society

    Type

    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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