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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 Barn Climbing Centre

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    The Barn Climbing Centre

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    Activity Centre

    Location

    Milton Abbot, Tavistock

    Whether you're a beginner or have more experience. The Barn provides a selection of different climbing courses, as well as support from our friendly and experienced staff to develop and improve your climbing skills.

  2. River Tavy - tavistock

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    Tavistock Railway Cutting

    Type

    Nature Trail

    Location

    Tavistock

    This local nature reserve is situated in a disused railway cutting in the town of Tavistock. The cutting is a superb walkway or cycleway with beautiful scenary and abundant in wildlife.

  3. Horse Riding, Dartmoor

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    Cholwell Farm & Riding Stables

    Type

    Riding/Trekking Centre

    Location

    Tavistock

    Cholwell Riding Stables is a family-run business that has been providing escorted rides and riding lessons on Dartmoor for nearly forty years.

  4. Tavistock Fish & Chip Shop

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    Tavistock Fish & Chip Shop

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    Tavistock

    Traditional Cod & Chips our speciality! Haddock, plaice, burgers, chicken, pies, jackets etc also available.

  5. 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.

  6. Photo of Tavistock, West Devon

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    A Walk across the Walkham

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    Walking Route

    Location

    Yelverton / Tavistock

    Distance: 7 miles
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Start/End point: 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 W

  7. The Wharf, Tavistocl

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    The Wharf

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    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.

  8. Tavistock, Dartmoor

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    Tavistock Music & Arts Festival

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    Event Venue

    Location

    Tavistock

    6 weeks of music, art, dance and literary events in Devon's top award-winning market town.
    Tavistock Music & Arts Festival has established itself as the crowning event in the town's busy artistic and creative diary.

  9. 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.

  10. The Bedford Hotel

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    The Bedford Hotel

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    Tavistock

    Accolades: AA 2 Rosette. The Woburn Restaurant is named after the family home of the dukes of Bedford who resided here for over 100 years. Quality fresh produce, eg Cornish crab. An imaginative and innovative fixed price menu.

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