Located just 15 miles from Plymouth on the banks of the River Tavy, Tavistock is a picturesque market town that has retained its old world charm and character and is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The town is unspoilt by time and has a rich history that stretches back over 1000 years. With its pleasing architecture, historical attractions and easy access to the stunning western moors, this destination offers something for everyone and you will find plenty of ways to spend your days here.
Notable landmarks in the town include Bedford Square, the Town Hall and the ancient Pannier Market that has been in existence for over 900 years. In the centre of the town lie the ruins of the Tavistock Benedictine Abbey that was once one of the largest Abbeys in the west of England and in the surviving Chapel, church services are still held regularly. Brent Tor is another local attraction, and perched upon this basaltic lava rock is the 12th Century Church dedicated to St Michael.
Tavistock is a great base from which to explore the many outdoors attractions of the area and those who are keen on exploring the natural attractions of this town will be spoilt for choice with walks along the moors and pristine fishing spots. There are five trout lakes in close vicinity to the town centre and there are many other popular fishing spots in the surrounding countryside. Discover scenic walks to enjoy and a visit to Devon''s first ever nature reserve, a walk in Dartmoor Forrest or a wander along Drakes walk- named after Sir Francis Drake who hailed from Tavistock- are all popular choices.
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