24 hours in Tavistock: A town guide

The village at Morwellham Quay

The village at Morwellham Quay - Credit: Archant

In Devon’s towns and cities there’s an awful lot you can do in just 24 hours. For her regular feature, Emily Diamond travels to see what you can do in a day in Tavistock


Morwellham Quay

This award-winning attraction is part of the World Heritage site and features a historic port, village, copper mine and railway - perfect for a family day out.

Tamar Trails Centre

The ideal day out for kids, the Tamar Trails Centre offers exciting adventure activities including hiking, biking, archery, horseriding, canoeing and zip wires.

Roadford Lake

Situated in the picturesque surrounds of the Wolf Valley and making up a natural habitat and home to wildlife including dormice and buzzards.


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Dartmoor Holidays

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Nestled in the National Park of Dartmoor are three beautiful dog-friendly cottages which are ideal for exploring holidays, from walking, hiking, cycling or riding.

Langstone Manor Holiday Park

Ideal for a family holiday; choose from static caravans, cottages and apartments or camping pods and experience the beauty of the local area.

Horn of Plenty

This stunning 4-star country house hotel boasts a 2 AA Rosette restaurant and offers home-from-home luxury and spectacular views across the Tamar Valley.




Made with locally-sourced ingredients, Flapjackery create the most indulgent and delicious flapjacks and cakes with a host of interesting twists. Also try the vegan range.

The Bedford Hotel

From traditional British classics to delicious Devon cream teas, the award-winning restaurant at The Bedford Hotel offers inspired fare with locally-sourced ingredients.


Offering a contemporary dining experience as well as a bar and function rooms, Taylors fuses classic favourites with inspired and innovative flavours and styles.



Roots and Vines

From locally-sourced produce, veg boxes, gifts and hampers eggs, bread and specialist pantry items, preserves wines, ales and even plants, this is a one-stop-shop.

Lamberts Emporium

Shop from a curated range of beautiful homewares, glassware and decor as well as local artwork, gifts, bags and accessories and jewellery.

Tavistock Antique Centre

From furniture to paintings, silver, glass, and china as well as jewellery pieces, this is an Aladdin's cave of treasures.


Reader suggestions

Liz Eustice: East gate Brasserie - lovely to sit outside by the river on a nice day.

Victoria Smith: Dukes by the Pannier market. They do a great selection of food and drinks.

Gill Quaye: Coffee and Cream Patisserie. Lovely homemade food and coffee delicious.

Send your suggestions of places we should mention to emily.diamond@archant.co.uk


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