Things To Do near Tavistock

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Tamar Valley & Tavistock UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Valley & Tavistock UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape is one of a small number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK. It's split into sections. Running north east/south west, these are*: Tamar Valley Mining District with Tavistock. Caradon Mi...

Tavistock Public Art/Sculpture ('The Tree'), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Public Art/Sculpture ('The Tree'), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Information bottom right of the sculpture reads: 'The Tree by Rosie Fierek. Erected 2007.' Commissioned by Tavistock Market Charter Group in 2005 to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the granting of the Royal Market Charter in 1105 by Henry I. The history of Tavistock grows up...

Tavistock Duke of Bedford Statue and Buildings, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Duke of Bedford Statue and Buildings, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Tavistock is part of a rare UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town is of international significance. Stretching from the foot of Cornwall to the Cornwall/Devon border, the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape UNESCO World Heritage Site is split into sections. Tavistock is included in the Tamar Val...

Tavistock St Eustachius Church, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock St Eustachius Church, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

In the 'Tavistock Parish Church of St Eustachius' guide, it reads: 'St Eustachius' Church. The first authenticated reference to St Eustachius' church dates from 1265. Only one other church in England is dedicated to St Eustachius, a martyred Roman general, but there are dedications in Rome, Istan...

Tavistock Abbey (Ruin), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Abbey (Ruin), Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Dartmoor's south moor was fringed by abbeys and a priory which were connected by a number of ancient travel routes that crossed remote, high moorland. Today, two of the abbeys are popular visitor attractions. Buckfast Abbey is to the east. Buckland Abbey, managed by the National Trust, is to th...

Drake's Trail, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Drake's Trail, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Cycling Tavistock is a Dartmoor gateway town on the western border of the National Park. Plymouth is a city with an internationally important maritime history in a stunning location to the south west of the high moors. Sir Francis Drake was born, and lived, in this area and is most famous for his...

Tavistock Canal Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Canal Walk, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Start from the large car parking area in the centre of Tavistock by Tavistock The Wharf. We've positioned this car park on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying map to see its location. Wander down to Tavistock Meadowlands Leisure Centre and you'll see the can...

Tavistock Canal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Canal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Visit Tavistock Canal and you'll find plenty of local information boards to read. One at the southern end of the canal at Tavistock Canal Southern Tunnel Portal reads: 'The Tavistock Canal, one of the few canals in Devon and Cornwall, was constructed between 1803 and 1817. This was a ti...

Tavistock Sir Francis Drake Statue and Birthplace, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Sir Francis Drake Statue and Birthplace, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Sir Francis Drake is said to have been born at Crowndale Farm on the outskirts of Tavistock. Whilst the existing farm buildings date from the nineteenth century, you can follow Tavistock Canal from the centre of town to Crowndale. A bronze statue of Sir Francis Drake stands at the south western e...

Tavistock Canal Northern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tavistock Canal Northern Tunnel Portal, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 2 miles away)

If you zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting of the accompanying Google map, you'll be at the entrance of a tunnel that passes under a patchwork of fields that covers Morwell Down. This entrance is called the Tavistock Canal Northern Tunnel Portal. Move the map south west and you'll come to M...

Gem Bridge, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Gem Bridge, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Gem Bridge is part of Drake's Trail.

Double Waters, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Double Waters, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

The River Walkham meets the River Tavy at Double Waters on the western border of Dartmoor National Park. It's a beautiful place that's popular with wild swimmers and walkers. The long distance path the West Devon Way runs through here. We've positioned Double Waters on Google maps. Zoom in on the...

Tamar Trails Cycle Hire, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Cycle Hire, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

If you fancy cycling some of the Tamar Trails Cycling routes whilst on holiday in Dartmoor or the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but don't have a bike then you can hire them at the Tamar Trails Centre. Call beforehand to check availability. Bikes are collected across the way from th...

Tamar Trails Centre, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Centre, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

Superb place. If you have kids and are looking for a family adventure holiday, the Tamar Trails Centre could keep you going for weeks. Activities include treesurfing, mountain biking, canoeing, archery and walking. The Tamar Trails Centre is also within a section of a rare UNESCO World Heritage Site...

Tamar Trails Cycling, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park

Tamar Trails Cycling, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 3 miles away)

This is our favourite place to take kids cycling in the Westcountry. Off-road and free, there are a series of cycling trails set in an old mining landscape that's part of a rare UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trails are great. The old mining landscape is fascinating. The Tamar Valley is stunni...