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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. Fishing on the river Dart

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    Tim James Fly Fishing

    Type

    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.

  2. Endsleigh House

    Endsleigh House

    Type

    Fishing

    Location

    Tavistock

    12 miles on both banks of the Tamar, the best salmon river in the South West. Beautiful, prolific and secluded fishing. Almost exclusively fly fishing, divided into 6 Beats which are fished in rotation. Tuition, rods and licences available.

  3. The Wharf, Tavistocl

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    The Wharf

    Type

    Arts Centre

    Location

    Tavistock

    The Wharf has been described as the Jewel of Tavistock - arts centre, theatre, concert hall, cinema and art gallery, with a unique waterside coffee shop and bar.

  4. Country Cheeses (Tavistock)

    Country Cheeses (Tavistock)

    Location

    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.

  5. Plymouth Hoe

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    Drake's Trail

    Type

    Cycle Route

    Location

    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.

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    Add The Home Cooked Kitchen to your Itinerary

    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. Princetown, Dartmoor

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    The Old Police Station Cafe

    Location

    Princetown

    Morning coffee, lunches, afternoon teas, hot & cold snacks, cakes, proper home-made Devon
    cream teas.

  8. Tavistock Golf Club, Dartmoor

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    Tavistock Golf Club

    Type

    Golf

    Location

    Tavistock

    We have one of the finest Clubs in the South West of England, renowned for its facilities.

  9. The Trout & Tipple

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    The Trout & Tipple

    Location

    Tavistock

    Traditional country pub with Real Food and Real Ale. Children and dogs welcome.

  10. Wren Pottery

    Wren Pottery

    Type

    Craft Centre

    Location

    Tavistock


    Hand-thrown general domestic ware, bowls, mugs and vessels.

    OPEN: Mon - Sat, 9 - 5.

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