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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. Tavistock Trout Farm and Fishery

    Tavistock Trout Farm and Fishery

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    Fishing

    Location

    Tavistock

    This well developed trout farm has alot to offer anyone, with a pub opposite, fly fishing lakes, children's fishing lake, tackle shop, farm animals, fresh trout for sale etc. Visitors welcome - no entry fee. Open 7 days a week 8.00am - Dusk.

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    Add Elford Fine Art to your Itinerary

    Elford Fine Art

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    Gallery

    Location

    Tavistock

    Beautifully appointed art gallery.

  3. Merrivale

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    Merrivale

    Type

    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.

  4. Royal Inn

    Royal Inn

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    Tavistock

    Ancient pub with flag stone floors and large open fireplaces on the River Tavy near the old bridge from Devon to Cornwall. Real ales and an imaginative menu. Tables outside in the summer.

  5. A Moorland Guide during a guided walk on Dartmoor

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    Moorland Guides

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    Walking Tour

    Location

    Tavistock

    Let the Moorland Guides show you the hidden treasures of Dartmoor; discover the legands and uncover the history of this beautiful landscape.

  6. Southwest Paragliding

    Southwest Paragliding

    Type

    Flying

    Location

    Tavistock

    'Taster' days available. Start gently, then move on to high flights when you're ready. Flights over beautiful Dartmoor.

  7. Tavistock Golf Club

    Tavistock Golf Club

    Type

    Golf Course

    Location

    Tavistock

    Pleasant easy to walk course with tricky, fast but true greens. Magnificent views over Dartmoor and very friendly Clubhouse with excellent food all day.

  8. Classic Camoer Van Hire

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    Classic Camper Van Hire

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    Sightseeing

    Location

    Tavistock

    Classic Campervan Hire offers a unique experience to see Dartmoor and beyond. The classic VW campervan is as popular with 5 year olds as it is with 65 year olds and represents that ‘laid-back’ era that is so appealing.

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    £50.00 Per Ticket
  9. Rowden Gardens

    Rowden Gardens

    Type

    Garden

    Location

    Tavistock

    Set 800ft up on the western edge of Dartmoor, Rowden Gardens is world famous for it's wonderful range of rare unusual aquatic and associated plants. The tranquil and intimate gardens are arranged in a level acre, giving easy access to everyone. The many ponds are framed with narrow borders where...

  10. Duchy Square Centre for Creativity

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    Duchy Square Centre for Creativity

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    Craft Centre

    Location

    Princetown

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

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