Local Area Explore Tavistock and the surrounding areas.
Tavistock is one of the most delightful towns in the UK and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage listing; under Cornwall and Devon’s mining landscape.
There are various annual events in Tavistock, including The Goose Fair. In April/May every year there is the famous and exciting Tavistock Music & Arts Festival. There is an annual carnival and at Christmas the Dickensian Night is a step back in time to Christmases past. Sir Francis Drake was born in Tavistock and his life and achievements are highlighted in various ways throughout the town and in the local museum.
There are many varied and interesting activities in and around Tavistock. Some of the more unusual activities include visiting Countryman Cider a traditional cider maker located in 15th century stables in Milton Abbot. The Barn Climbing Centre offer climbing, bouldering, top roping and leadings. Letterboxing on Dartmoor involves walking across Dartmoor using clues and grid references in the hope of finding the hidden stamp and visitor’s book.
Tavistock Pannier Market
Nestled behind the Town Hall, and just off the busy high street, there is a shoppers’ paradise and one of the hidden gems of Tavistock.
In the centre of this beautiful pedestrianised area you will find the historic Pannier Market surrounded by some fantastic independent shops and cafes.
Inside the Market building itself you can discover a wide range of traders, artists and crafts people offering a personal service with quality goods at competitive prices.