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Tel code: 01822 | code search
Postcode: PL19 | code search
Population: 11000
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Birthplace of:
Francis Drake
John Surman

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Hauntings and Ghosts:
Lady Howard’s Perpetual Penance Tavistock’s Tower of Terror
Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maid’s Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devil’s Stone

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Tavistock Garden Festival

Tavistock Food & Drink Festival

Tavistock Goose Fair
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Browns Hotel
"Good Points: Excellent food and attentive staff Bad Points: Room overlooked road with noise from traffic and passers by also hotel sign outside the window was banging in the wind. Restricted ..." More

Coombe Wood Lodge
"The accommodation and food were excellent and the couple who run this establishment were extremely helpful and friendly. We had a very enjoyable stay !

Date visited: 25th to 29th ..." More

Bedford Hotel
"Good Points: breakfast Bad Points: room very hot seeing the heating was not on, could see that you have spent good money on the room but the work was of ..." More

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On the Western edge of the Dartmoor National Park, Tavistock is the largest town in West Devon. Its name derives from the river Tavy on whose side it lies, with the Stock denoting its agricultural importance in the area. As well as agriculture, the town flourished in past centuries owing to the cloth trade and copper mining industry. In 1542 the town was the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, and a fine statue of the local and national hero can be seen not far from the town along the road to Plymouth from where he set sail on his most famous voyage. In the town itself is a scenic and peaceful riverside park for quiet walks and picnics, a leisure centre for those feeling more energetic and for something a bit more cultured, there’s even a theatre. While officially a town since the very early 1300s, Tavistock had been in existence for several hundred years previous. The nearby Tavistock Benedictine Abbey was founded around 974 and is a popular day out for visitors. And of course with the Dartmoor National Park practically on your doorstep, you’ll never be stuck for something to do while staying in this attractive ancient town.


Apex Accounting Services
Philip G Griffith & Associates
The Ethical Partnership Ltd


Countryman Cider
Morwellham Quay


Harford Bridge Holiday Park
Higher Longford Caravan & Camping Park
Langstone Manor Camping & Caravan Park
Woodovis Park


Yoga - Kathryn Blackie


Clearbrook Cottage
Miners Dry
Passion Flower Cottage
Pond Cottage at Trout 'n Tipple Cottages
The Granary
The Old Stables


West Devon Borough Council


Abbey Mead Dental Practice
Lynbridge House Dental Surgery

Spring Hill Dental Practice


Abbey Surgery
Stannary Surgery
Wharfside Surgery

Estate Agent

Black Horse Agencies - Alder King
Miller & Co
Miller & Son

Farmers Market

Tavistock Farmers Market

Golf Club

Tavistock Golf Club

Holiday Park

Harford Bridge Holiday Park
Woodovis Park


Mary Tavy Inn


Pannier Market
Tavistock Farmers Market

Pub and Bar

Browns Hotel
Cornish Arms
Market Inn
Union Inn


Bedford Hotel
Birds Nest
Browns Hotel
Cornish Arms
Ganges Restaurant
Horn of Plenty (The)
Hotel Endsleigh
Thariks Tandoori Restaurant


Kelly College
Kelly College Preparatory School
Mount House School




Bernie Taxi Services
Tavistock Radio Taxis


Hotel Endsleigh



Sports Clubs

Ordulph Taverners CC (Cricket)
Tavistock Cricket Club (Cricket)



Book Stop
Owens Book Centre
A Scentsation
Endsleigh Gardens Nursery
Georginas Pet & Supplies Ltd
Kilworthy Kapers
Tamar Organics
Wilkins Shoe Shop
Polly Perkins
Carphone Warehouse
Artframe Gallery
Big Wide Bay
The Wharf
The Wharf
Second Nature
Cafe Liaison
The Original Pasty House

Palmers of Tavistock
Four Seasons Floral Art & Gift Shop
Cultural Charm


The Hobbit


The Adventure Centre(Adventure)
South West Paragliding(Airsports)
Dartmoor Gliding Society(Aviation Sports)
Southwest Paragliding(Aviation Sports)
Dartmoor Cycle Hire Centre(Cycling)
Tavistock Cycles Ltd(Cycling)
Tavistock Trout Fishery(Fishing)

Places to Stay near Tavistock

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Browns Hotel (0.37 miles)

Browns Hotel

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The historic West Country town of Tavistock was the birthplace of one of England's most intrepid explorers, Sir Francis Drake, while back in Victorian times it was renowned as the world's major ... More | visit website

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Rockmount Hotel (0.42 miles)

Rockmount Hotel
Tavistock is a wonderful market town on the western edge of Dartmoor, situated by the picture-postcard river Tavy. The town is beautiful and distinguished with even the police station being a mini Castle. ... More | visit website
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Bedford Hotel (0.43 miles)

Bedford Hotel

Situated on the site of a former Benedictine Abbey overlooking the church in the historical market town of Tavistock - known as the Gateway to the Moors.

The ideal base for touring the West Country and ... More | visit website

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Mount Tavy Cottage (1.41 miles)

Mount Tavy Cottage

Welcome to Mount Tavy Cottage, a 250 year old former gardener’s cottage set in 10 acres of land. Located only a 10 minute walk away from the boundary of the 368 square miles of Dartmoor ... More | visit website

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Old Coach House Hotel (2.14 miles)

Old Coach House Hotel

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This lovely 19th century coach house is set on the edge of Dartmoor, close to historic Tavistock and the Tamar Valley. The valley is of ... More

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Horn of Plenty (The) (2.15 miles)

Horn of Plenty (The)
The Horn of Plenty is one of those very special places that one constantly seeks but rarely finds. Surrounded by four acres of gardens and orchards, the property nestles into the foothills of Dartmoor with ... More | visit website
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Coombe Wood Lodge (2.25 miles)

Coombe Wood Lodge

The house is new with all modern facilities and is roomy and comfortable. We endeavour to make all our guests welcome starting with tea and biscuits on arrival. There is also afternoon tea available so ... More | visit website

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Appledown House (3.07 miles)

Appledown House

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Appledown House Country Bed and Breakfast is set in a lovely rural location in the heart of the Devon countryside, just about as far away from the every day stresses ... More

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Old School Guesthouse (3.38 miles)

Old School Guesthouse

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This friendly guest house was built as a school house in 1875. It has been converted to comfortable, homely accommodation with beautiful original features. The building’s historic structure has been carefully preserved, ... More

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Mary Tavy Inn (3.41 miles)

Mary Tavy Inn
We are a large Freehouse traditional Inn set in the conservation area of Mary Tavy within Dartmoor National Park.We have 4 Double/Twin En Suite Rooms. Stunning views over Dartmoor. A warm welcome awaits you in ... More | visit website

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