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in operation since 2000 at no cost to public funds.

Author: Derek W Palmer

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Within the Town of Tavistock

  The Town Hall & Bedford Square ,
at the western end of the main street
Picture of the Town Hall

The Parish Church ,
mainly 15th century,
close to Bedford Square

Tavistock Museum
Court Gate, Bedford Square
open 11:00 - 15:00
on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
on Easter Saturday to the end of October
and also on Tuesdays & Thursdays
in June, July & August.

Ruins of the Benedictine Abbey
opposite Bedford Square
and nearby in Plymout Road
Picture of some of the Abbey Ruins

Tavistock Pannier Market ,
Tuesday to Saturday incl.
and some Sundays),
in its own fine building
behind the Town Hall
  Meadowlands Park ,
close to the Abbey Ruins,
between the River Tavy
and the historic Tavistock-to-Morwellham canal.

Meadowlands Indoor Swimming Pool in the Meadowlands Park
Telephone: 01-822-617-774

The Wharf Arts Centre & Theatre
Main Tel: 01-822-617-774
Box Office Tel: 01-822-611-166

a few minutes from Bedford Square
along the Plymouth Road

The Statue of Sir Francis Drake :
Plymouth Road, Tavistock,
near the end of Meadowlands Park

From Meadowlands Park ,
you can follow the wooded walk
beside the canal to the area of
Crowndale Farm
where Sir Francis Drake was born,
and to "Drake's Walk".


Many Specialist Shops
in the main street & quaint side streets,
to suit & interest all visitors.

Outside Tavistock

  Brentor Church ,
12th century, spectacularly situated on the tor close to Brentor Village, north of Tavistock

Buckland Abbey
(National Trust)
south of Tavistock, near Yelverton,
which Sir Francis Drake
and, later, Sir Richard Grenville
had as their homes.

Castle Drogo,
(National Trust)
close to Drewsteignton village:
the spectacular last castle built in Britain

Cotehele House and Gardens
(National Trust)
near the town of Gunnislake,
a short distance into Cornwall

Dartmoor ,
and its rocky tors,
many of which are easy to reach from road-site car-parks.
north of Tavistock,
set up in about AD890 by King Alfred as a defence against the Vikings & Cornish: the village contains St Petrock's Church, Lydford Castle & Lydford Gorge (National Trust).

Morwellham Quay ,
formerly the industrial
riverside-port for the Town:
15 minutes drive westward from Tavistock

Okehampton :
historic market town of West Devon
and called "The Gateway to Cornwall"

Princetown ,
the location of the famous prison,
built to hold French prisoners
captured during Britain's
1793-1815 war against Napoleon
and American prisoners of Britain's
1812 war against the USA,
and well known from Conan Doyle's
"The Hound of the Baskervilles"

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