{"LocationDetails":{"Id":89,"Name":"Tavistock","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur Guide to holiday cottages in Tavistock\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTavistock is an unassuming market town on the River Tavy and sits at the hub of West Devon\u0026rsquo;s tourism trade. A pretty market town, Tavistock\u0026rsquo;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.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eThings to do in Tavistock\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor those whose idea of the perfect getaway includes picturesque scenery, West Country traditions and nostalgic sights \u0026ndash; 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 \u0026ndash; 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\u0026rsquo;s Market once a fortnight, once voted the Best Farmer\u0026rsquo;s Market in the South West.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTavistock 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\u0026rsquo;s centre. Tavistock is famed as the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, and Drake\u0026rsquo;s Trail is a great way to explore the town with an emphasis on this claim to fame.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWho doesn\u0026rsquo;t love a brisk walk in the country air? We\u0026rsquo;re pretty fond of exploring scenic views and what better way than the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail. Winding through the glorious Tamar Valley for 30 miles, take an adventure by the railway or river. After a walk through the sights of Tavistock, you\u0026rsquo;ll be itching to see what else is on offer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eTavistock Attractions\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFrom historic sights to carnivals, Tavistock has it all. One of the first things on your list should be Roadford Lake. Home of one of the area\u0026rsquo;s largest activity centres, this 730 acre lake is a treasure trove for adventure seekers. Have a go at windsurfing, kayaking, sailing or even fishing. If you don\u0026rsquo;t fancy giving a water activity a whirl, take a relaxing stroll or bike ride around the many trails or sit and watch the world go by as you take time out of your busy schedule.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf local history is more your scene, then a visit to Okehampton Castle may be more your thing. Once the largest castle in Devon, these ruins are owned by the English Heritage and are a favourite with local painters and those who like to share ghostly tales of the some of the spooky inhabitants. Alternatively, you might like a visit a trip to Morwellham Quay. This river port is now a museum and major attraction in Tavistock. Here, you can experience the old Victorian street and shops, as well as taking a train ride to the copper mine. See a blacksmith at work, give rope making a go, or have a refreshing drink at The Ship Inn \u0026ndash; as you can tell, there is plenty to see and do at Morwellham Quay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re visiting Tavistock in August, head to the annual Tavistock Carnival. Taking place on the bank holiday in the month, this attraction is bound to make you smile. Colourful floats travel through the streets to raise money for charity while bands and clubs also join the parade.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"tavistock","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Tavistock Viaduct.JPG/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Okehampton Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOkehampton Castle may be a picturesque ruin today, but it was once the largest castle in Devon. Built between 1068 and 1086, the castle was owned by the de Courtenays who later went on to become the Earls of Devon. The castle stayed in the same family for generations, before their involvement in the War of the Roses led to the head of the family\u0026rsquo;s unfortunate end at the hands of Henry VIII and the castle was abandoned to fall into disrepair. The castle also had a deer park, which was rented out by the crown following the demise of Courtenay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow owned by English Heritage, the ruined castle has long been a favourite with painters, and it\u0026rsquo;s inspired one of Devon\u0026rsquo;s most enduring folk tales. Local lore has it that the castle is haunted by Lady Howard who was said to have murdered all four of her husbands. It\u0026rsquo;s said that she can be seen each night at midnight, travelling from Okehampton to Tavistock in a carriage made of bones with a headless driver. She must pluck one blade of grass from the castle\u0026rsquo;s hillside every night, and she will only be released from her penance when every blade has been picked.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7309,"LocationLongitude":-4.00825,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368532955.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dartmoor-country/okehampton-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368532955.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Tree Surfers","Body":"\u003cp\u003eTucked in woodland close to Devon\u0026rsquo;s Tavistock, Tree Surfers is a fun-packed day out and a great way to experience the county\u0026rsquo;s wild side. In fact, if you choose a challenging activity you\u0026rsquo;ll discover your own while you\u0026rsquo;re at it. The high ropes course, zip wires, tree jump and mountain biking on offer guarantee an action-filled experience and something for everyone.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTree Surfing this treetop eco-trail means you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy a day high in the trees of one of Britain\u0026rsquo;s most beautiful areas of woodland, and you\u0026rsquo;ll experience adrenalin rushes with every leap, swing and climb to make sure you never forget the day. The zip wires are always one of the most popular sections of the course, and once you\u0026rsquo;ve zoomed above the trees with the wind in your hair you\u0026rsquo;ll want to get straight back on for another go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou can hire a bike during your visit too, so after exploring the woods from the branches of the trees you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to spend some time enjoying the views from the ground. 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Once a Victorian hub of activity and family life, the quay is much as it was then, so visitors get to wander the streets, visit the shops and even enter the mines that its residents once lived, worked and breathed.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTake a train ride into the depths of the copper mine and see just why it was one of the county\u0026rsquo;s most important Victorian industrial sites. Find out how the local children were used in the industry and what it was like to live at Morwellham Quay, and enjoy a drink in the quay\u0026rsquo;s original watering hole \u0026ndash; The Ship Inn.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis fascinating day out is a great way to get an insight into Victorian life in a Devon port, and there\u0026rsquo;s so much to see and do that you\u0026rsquo;ll feel like a fully fledged member of the community by the time you leave. Try your hand at rope making, watch the blacksmith at work in the forge and see the sights that became famous on BBC 2\u0026rsquo;s Edwardian Farm. 12 episodes followed Ruth Goodman, Peter Ginn and Alex Langlands as they set up home in Morwellham Quay and tried to live off the land.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMorwellham Quay is open every day, and dogs are welcome on leads for a \u0026pound;1 entry fee. 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Julie and David Gibbons decided that it was time for a change, sold their business and their home in Buckinghamshire and took on the sanctuary with no experience. Now it\u0026rsquo;s their lives and they wouldn\u0026rsquo;t have things any other way, so a visit to the park is inspirational as well as great fun.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe family work hard to make sure the park cares for as many donkeys as possible and that they make for a friendly day out with something for everyone, and their barn means that you can be sure of a donkey ride for the little ones come rain or shine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eClose to Tavistock, the Tamar Valley Donkey Park is open daily from March to September and on weekends from November to March. There are dozens of donkeys to get to know during a visit, and each one has its own name and personality. Wish you could have one of your own? Well don\u0026rsquo;t forget that they\u0026rsquo;re all available for adoption \u0026ndash; but you\u0026rsquo;ll have to leave them at the park we\u0026rsquo;re afraid!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s not all about the donkeys though, and additional animals at the park include ponies, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits and guinea pigs who love to be fed and petted. 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The tor is easy to access via road and there are several car parks nearby to choose from. If you start in the first car park after passing Haytor village you can cross the road opposite and start to follow the path on the other side. Visitors are free to climb Hay Tor is they fancy it, but the hand rails are no longer there as they were objected to by some and eventually rusted!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen you come to a fork in the road, follow the disused tramway and you\u0026rsquo;ll soon come to one of the routes most interesting sights. You\u0026rsquo;ll be able to see ancient hut circles still visible. Thought to be the homes of Dartmoor\u0026rsquo;s earliest farmers, hut circles dot the moor and have fascinated archaeologists for decades.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe path continues through this site to Holwell Tor is often overlooked in the shadow of the looming Hay Tor, but just half a mile away it\u0026rsquo;s also extremely picturesque. Head west from here towards Saddle Tor and choose which of the numerous paths to follow. Just make sure that you take a right turn at Saddle Tor so that you\u0026rsquo;re parallel to the road bearing east. You\u0026rsquo;ll return past Hay Tor, and once you leave it\u0026rsquo;s easy to follow the path and retrace your footsteps back to the car park.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.5799,"LocationLongitude":-3.75563,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/haytor.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dartmoor-country/hay-tor","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/haytor.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Drake\u0027s Trail","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDrake\u0026rsquo;s Trail is a whole network of walking routes and cycling trails and is part of the National Cycle Network Route 27. 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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 Autumn.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLocal schools close for the day so that children can join the fun, and market traders convene from miles around. 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The historic town made famous for its annual Goosey Fair (and the nursery ryhme) becomes a colourful sight as floats, bands and clubs parade through its streets to raise money for local charities each year. The most inspiring float is recognised each year with the \u0026lsquo;Best in Procession\u0026rsquo; title, so each group works hard on theme and appearance.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026#39;s always lots going on, and the Tavistock Carnival is one of the greatest annual family events in Tavistock. Don\u0026rsquo;t forget some loose change to donate to your favourite floats and your camera to capture the spectacle. 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