Our Guide to Holiday Cottages in Tavistock

Did you know...Sir Francis Drake was born in Tavistock?

Tavistock is an unassuming market town on the River Tavy and sits at the hub of West Devon’s tourism trade. A pretty market town, Tavistock’s rural charm and character continue to fascinate visitors. Perched on the edge of rugged Dartmoor, Tavistock benefits from views of the nearby National Park.

For those whose idea of the perfect getaway includes picturesque scenery, West Country traditions and nostalgic sights – the small market town of Tavistock is the perfect destination! Market day is still a key part of Tavistock life, and the town still holds a market every Friday – so those who visit Tavistock will have the opportunity to stock up on some treats and essentials for their holiday. Bedford Square also houses a Farmer’s Market once a fortnight, once voted the Best Farmer’s Market in the South West.

Tavistock can be dated back to the founding of Tavistock Abbey in AD 961. Amazingly, the ruins of the abbey can still be seen in the town’s centre. Tavistock is famed as the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, and Drake’s Trail is a great way to explore the town with an emphasis on this claim to fame.

Roadford Lake

You’ll find Roadford Lake right on the border between Devon and Cornwall, and this 730 acre lake is one of the region’s largest activity centres. Perfect for the outdoorsy and the active (or even just those of you who fancy trying something daring while you’re on holiday), the activity centre offers the chance to kayak, windsurf, sail or have a...

Tavistock Goosey Fair

The longest running Tavistock event is its annual Goosey Fair, which has taken place on the Second Wednesday of October since the year 1823! The fair probably got its name from the days when residents would attend to buy geese ready to fatten up before Christmas, although these days it has more a family atmosphere to brighten the start of...
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