Tavistock is a thriving, beautifully friendly market town that is worthy of any visitor. An ancient stannary town and home of the cream tea, Tavistock is the only town in Devon to hold world heritage status. The vibrancy and uniqueness of Tavistock is undeniable with a range of beautiful local independent shops which are a far cry from today's typical high street. Not to be overlooked is the famous pannier market or the award-winning farmers’ market. It is truly a shoppers paradise. 

Tavistock has direct access to Dartmoor. The Western Moor is magical and fantastic for walking, cycling and riding. Several National Trust properties are in easy reach: Lydford Gorge, Buckland Abbey and Cothele are all nearby.
National Cycle Route 27, Drakes Trail and the West Devon Way to Plymouth are all easily accessible from the town centre. There are guided walks from and around the town, wild swimming in the rivers, a golf course, museum, gym, swimming pool and arts centre. 

Whether you come to experience the inspiring heritage, the unique shops, the wonderful locally produced food or to enjoy the outdoors we guarantee that Tavistock will not disappoint. 

Tavistock Town Hall and The Duke of Bedford Statue

Situated in the heart of an area of tremendous natural beauty, Tavistock’s rich and varied history is clearly visible in the fabric and culture of the modern town. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is plenty to explore. 

The Bedford Hotel's entrance in Tavistock, Devon

Tavistock has some wonderful accommodation to suit everyone and there is sure to be the perfect bed waiting for you.


We pride ourselves on being a foody town. We have a wealth of places to eat and a number of speciality food outlets in the town putting us well and truly on the culinary map. 


Bedford Hotel - Visit Tavistock website.
Two Bridges Hotel - Visit Tavistock webs

We want you to get the most out of your visit to Tavistock, here you will find all the information you need to plan your visit so no time will be wasted when you arrive.


Tavistock Visitor Information Centre, Courtgate,

Bedford Square,

Tavistock, Devon PL19 0AE


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