Things To Do near Tavistock

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Lydford Gorge (National Trust), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford Gorge (National Trust), Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Family attraction/walking Lydford Gorge is a major visitor attraction in Dartmoor National Park. On the outskirts of Lydford, running down the western border of the Park, the gorge is managed by the National Trust. The gorge is home to the thunderous Devil's Cauldron and what is said to be the hi...

Nat Tor, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park

Nat Tor, Mary Tavy, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Nat Tor is a small outcrop situated at the tail of Tavy Cleave in the western section of Dartmoor National Park. It's one of a number of tors lining the northern lip of Tavy Cleave. We've positioned Nat Tor on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. To visit for...

Hart Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Hart Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

A high number of tors circle Princetown. Some, like Great Mis Tor, are dramatic. Others, like Little Mis Tor, are more understated. Hart Tor is one of the latter. A relatively small rocky outcrop, it sits on a spur of land between the upper section of the River Meavy and Hart Tor Brook about a mile...

Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Two of the most grim yet fascinating visitor attractions in the Westcountry can be found on its high moors. On Bodmin is Bodmin Jail. On Dartmoor is Dartmoor Prison Museum. Dartmoor Prison dominates Princetown. Just up the road from the prison's famous main entrance, in a building that was once t...

Burrator Arboretum and Nature Reserve, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Arboretum and Nature Reserve, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

An information board on site reads: 'The Burrator Arboretum was created following the storms in the late 1980s, as a collection of native and non native specimens. One of its primary functions is to provide easy access to reservoir visitors who may struggle to explore other areas of the site.'

Sheepstor St Leonard Church, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park

Sheepstor St Leonard Church, Sheepstor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

According to the Devon Historic Churches Trust, 'there has been a church on this site since the early thirteenth century. The present building dates from the 1450s'. Refer to their site for more information. There's also a more detailed PDF outlining the history of the church on the West Dartmo...

Dartmoor Prison, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Prison, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Drive the B3212 from Two Bridges to Princetown and you come to a lay-by offering views of the formidable Dartmoor Prison. Today, it's a prison housing low risk inmates. At the beginning of the 19th century, it was built to house French and American prisoners of war. During the Napoleonic Wars, Fr...

Sheeps Tor, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Sheeps Tor, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 6 miles away)

Sheeps Tor dominates the eastern side of Burrator Reservoir. It rises steeply from the plantations that fringe the water and is topped by huge rocky outcrops and crags that are popular with climbers. Given its height and relative isolation, the 360 degree views are sensational. If you're exploring t...

Princetown St Michael & All Angels Church, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Princetown St Michael & All Angels Church, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

The beginning of the 19th century saw French and American prisoners of war arrive at Dartmoor Prison. Between 1810 and 1814, these prisoners of war built Princetown St Michael & All Angels Church. After decades of hard weather, the fabric of the building fell into a bad state of repair...

Dartmoor Brewery, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Brewery, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

England's highest brewery, Dartmoor Brewery is situated below North Hessary Tor and TV Station near Princetown National Park Visitor Centre, Dartmoor Prison and Dartmoor Prison Museum. In early 2016, Dartmoor Brewery opened a shop on site. We'd urge you to try Jale Ale, Dartmo...

Lydford The Norman Castle, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford The Norman Castle, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

An information board on site reads: 'The earthwork is all that remains of a small Norman castle which was probably built in the late 11th century in the years of consolidation after the Norman conquest. It holds a dominant position in the corner of the defended Saxon town. The castle was a 'ri...

Battle of Lydford Memorial, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Battle of Lydford Memorial, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Near English Heritage's Lydford Castle (English Heritage), across the road from Lydford St Petroc's Church, is a distinctive memorial topped by a Viking axe crossing a Saxon shield. This marks the 'SITE OF DANISH SAXON CONFLICT. 997 AD'. The following is taken from 'The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle' edi...

Battle of Lydford Battlefield, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Battle of Lydford Battlefield, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

In 997 AD, as recorded in the 'The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle', a Viking army sailed up the River Tamar 'until they came to Lydford, and burned and killed everything that they met, and burned down Ordwulf's monastery at Tavistock, and brought indescribable war-booty with them to the ships.' The...

Lydford St Petroc's Church, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park

Lydford St Petroc's Church, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

An information card in the church reads: 'The Saxon wood and thatch church was built about 650AD and was destroyed by the Viking invaders in 997AD. The pre-Norman Font remains from this early church. The church was rebuilt in stone and is recorded in July 1237 in the reign of Henry III when the r...

Cramber Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Cramber Tor, Princetown, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 7 miles away)

Cramber Tor is an isolated rocky outcrop in the popular Princetown area. Situated away from the many popular walking and cycling routes that run between Princetown and Burrator Reservoir, we've always had the tor to ourselves when visiting even in peak holiday season. The views are wonderful....