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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. Hurdwick Golf Course & Club

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    Hurdwick Golf Course & Club

    Type

    Golf

    Location

    Tavistock

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

  2. Cheese Tasting

    Cheese Tasting

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    Tavistock

    An informative cheese tasting in an award winning cheese shop by an artisan cheese maker, surrounded by a cornucopia of local cheeses.
    Times:9.00am - 5.00pm

  3. Betty Cottles Inn

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    Betty Cottles Inn

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    Okehampton

    Large restaurant with home-made food and friendly service. A la Carte, Sunday carvery, family meals.

  4. The Chipshop Inn

    The Chipshop Inn

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    Tavistock

  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. The Castle Inn

    The Castle Inn

    Location

    Tavistock

    Accolades: AA Rosette.
    16thC inn, with very good food, both in the bar and in the old beamed, candle-lit dining room, prepared with fresh local produce. Good wine list. Excellent carvery for Sunday lunch. Roaring log fires. Garden next to the remains of Lydford Castle (NT). Good Pub Guide. Hidden...

  7. The Whitchurch Inn

    The Whitchurch Inn

    Location

    Tavistock

    Whitchurch's Premier Free House - Near Tavistock. Thirteenth Century Church House Inn.
    Extensive and exciting renovation has recently been undertaken to expose ancient oak beams and natural granite walls. Situated beside the church, in Whitchurch, on the fringes of Dartmoor, we offer an...

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    Endsleigh Gardens Nursery

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    Garden Centre

    Location

    Tavistock

    Superb selection of fruit trees, including old local varieties. Trees & shrubs for the best Autumn colour. We grow a wide range of Grafted Trees on our five acre retail nursery, including Japanese Maples, Wisterias, Cornus and Magnolias.

  9. High Moorland Visitor Centre

    High Moorland Visitor Centre

    Type

    Walking

    For riding and trekking on Dartmoor, contact for a list of approved stables, or for any information about the National Park.

  10. John and Jane Lee

    John and Jane Lee

    Type

    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...

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