When you're visiting or staying in Tavistock, you're on the doorstep of the Tamar Valley, an area rich in beauty and history, possessing some of the finest scenery in the British Isles.

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The valley of the River Tamar – and its tributaries, the Tavy that flows through Tavistock, and the Lynher that springs forth on Bodmin Moor in East Cornwall – is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and much of the area forms part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

The Tamar Valley offers a unique combination of breathtaking natural beauty, history and industrial heritage. Quiet villages, bustling towns full of quirky shops, beaches, moors, ancient harbours, magnificent industrial heritage and quiet country walks can all be found within a few short miles of Tavistock. The Tamar Valley offers something for everyone.


Now you can find out about the area quickly and easily, discover things to see and do nearby, and plan exciting excursions quickly and easily.