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See & Do In Tavistock

Tavistock is home to a number of attractions that will ensure your trip is one to remember. 

Tavistock is a vibrant market town home to a wide variety of unique attractions that will ensure your trip is one to remember. Come rain or shine you’ll find something for everyone among the cobbled streets, surrounding Devonshire countryside and wild moorland beyond.


The town boasts a treasure trove of attractions to visit. Whether your interests lay in history, nature, the arts or staying active you’re sure to find something for the whole family to enjoy.


Being situated on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park there are a number of fantastic opportunities to get out and explore the dramatic landscape. Hike up the towering peaks and tors, glide along miles upon miles of cycle paths or even ride across the moors on a horse. As Dartmoor is such a vast and dynamic landscape, there’s so many different environments to explore. Across the 368 square miles of land, we boast stunning reservoirs, immense granite tors, mesmerising woodlands and winding rivers to traverse.


Further afield, you can cycle the old train tracks towards Plymouth on Drake’s Trail, or canoe down the River Tamar at your leisure – look out for leaping salmon and otters!


If history piques your interest, there’s a plethora of places to discover Tavistock’s past. From former Abbeys and antiquated mines to fascinating museums, you can learn why Tavistock is a UNESCO World Heritage town and the role it played during the mining boom of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


Whether you’re out spotting dippers and wagtails at Lydford Gorge, learning about the ancient foundries at Tavistock Museum, or catching a live show at The Wharf, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to filling your days out.


Visitors to Tavistock can enjoy many days out with the whole family as these popular attractions cater for all.

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Discover a range of local attractions and activities. 


Explore Tavistock and Dartmoor on your bike via these great cycle routes. 


Easily wander to and from the town centre to the beautiful Dartmoor.

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Find great activities for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy.

Explore the unique heritage of the town and surrounding local areas.


Tavistock offers wonderful walking routes through the town and on Dartmoor. 

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