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Things to do in Tavistock

Market town in West Devon on the River Tavy

Are you looking for things to do in Tavistock? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Tavistock Abbey



 

  Attractions

The Garden House

The Garden House was first developed by the late Lionel Fortescue, a retired Eton 'beak', between 1945 and 1981.
Buckland Monachorum
Yelverton
Devon
PL20 7LQ

 

Cotehele Mill

National Trust - Working watermill and workshops.
St Dominick
near Saltash
Cornwall
PL12 6TA

 

Dupath Well

English Heritage - This charming well-house of around 1500 stands over an ancient spring, believed to cure whooping cough.
Callington
Cornwall
PL17 8AD

 

Merrivale Prehistoric Settlement

English Heritage - Part of a monastic building, perhaps the abbot’s lodging, of Benedictine Abbotsbury Abbey.
Merrivale
Dartmoor
Devon
PL20 6ST

 

Lydford Castle And Saxon Town

English Heritage - Beautifully sited on the fringe of Dartmoor, Lydford boasts three defensive features.
Lydford
Devon
EX20 4BH

 

Buckland Abbey, Garden And Estate

National Trust - 700-year-old home of Elizabethan seafarers Drake and Grenville.
Yelverton
Devon
PL20 6EY

 

Lydford Gorge

National Trust - 30m-high White Lady waterfall.
Devon
EX20 4BH

 
 

  Museums

Tavistock Museum FREE

Tavistock Museum is a town museum located in the historic Court Gate. The entrance is in Guildhall Square.
Court Gate
Guildhall Square
Tavistock
PL19 0AE

01822616503

 
 

  Parks

Burrator Reservoir FREE

Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply contrasts with the open moor and rugged Dartmoor tors.
near Yelverton
Devon
PL20 6PE

 

Mary Tavy FREE

The Mary Tavy sites lie entirely within Dartmoor National Park. They form part of the open moorland of Kingsett Down & Black Down.
near Tavistock
PL19 9PB

 

Lopwell Dam FREE

The breathtaking Lopwell Dam on the upper tidal mark of the River Tavy is an excellent site for bird watching and walking.
Watery Lane
Milton Combe
PL6 7BZ

 

Kit Hill Country Park FREE

Located between Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, this wild, rugged granite hilltop is famous for its fine views and fascinating history.
near Kelly Bray
Cornwall
PL17 8HR

 

Bere Alston Woods FREE

Bere Alston Woods is made up of Cleaveland wood, Bere Alston and Bere Ferrers Copses.
nr Tavistock
Devon
PL20 7BT

 
 

  Golf

Tavistock Golf Club

Tavistock Golf Club, lying on the western slopes of Dartmoor, within the National Park has the added attraction of being in an area of outstanding beauty.
Down Road
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 9AQ

 
 

  Sport

Tree Surfers

Adrenalin fuelled tree-top experience.
Woodlands
Gulworthy
PL19 8JE

 

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