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Discover Tavistock

Come and explore a town full of intriguing history and heritage. There is so much to discover in Tavistock from Heritage Trails to Cream Teas and a built heritage that is on display 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

From heritage trails and pannier market stalls to independent retail boutiques and artisanal food producers, you will be spoilt for choice. Whether you’re uncovering the origins of the infamous cream tea, following in the footsteps of Sir Francis Drake, or admiring the many examples of neo-gothic architecture, you’ll find that every nook and cranny of Tavistock has something special to offer visitors.

To see why we’re so proud of Tavistock’s unique heritage, start your journey by enjoying a walk alongside the river Tavy, over the viaduct and past old Abbey walls or by taking the little ones on a Detective Mystery themed walking Treasure Trail around the town.

For those who have a little retail therapy in mind, how about exploring the famous Pannier Market that’s still going strong after 900 years? Or having a peruse around the wide range of independent shops and numerous food outlets specialising in local produce.

With so many unique spots to visit and things to do, even regular visitors to Tavistock will be able to discover something new!


One of Tavistock's most treasured events!

Explore Tavistock's unique and fascinating history. 


Find out the interesting history behind the Cream Tea's origin. 

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Find all of the info you need with this town guide.

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Discover the famous Pannier Market of Tavistock. 

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See Tavistock from behind the camera and learn about its interesting history. 

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Our recommendations for a fun day out in Tavistock! 

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Find out about Tavistock's strides towards sustainability. 


Read about how Tavistock is part of a World Heritage Site.

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