"Tavistock and Dartmoor" Tavistock by lucyt
Tavistock Travel Guide: 34 reviews and 56 photos
Tavistock started out as a Saxon settlement and, thanks to its river and good mining, has grow ever larger since.
Well served by good little cafes and one or two damn fine restaurants, it serves as the gateway to Dartmoor and it a hub to the numerous surrounding villages.
It's also where I go drinking of a Thursday night with by beer-buddies.
It has a good selection of shops from high-end boutiques and craft shops to one or two national chains. Unlike most other British towns, it is underserved by these chains and is a much better town for it. It has a very rare thing indeed: an independent bookstore (The Book Stop) which is very good and a has a cafe too.
One thing to see is the Pannier Market which is closed on a Monday.
It also has such amenities as a swimming pool, tennis courts and a bandstand (Wahey!) set in the park that sits alongside the river.
Birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh: he of Boules and Armadas.
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