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Magpie Viaduct, Devon


  • Located in Tavistock, Devon, South West England, England
  • A railway line once connected Tavistock and Plymouth. Magpie Viaduct was built to span a deep valley near Bedford Bridge by Horrabridge. Today, the viaduct is part of Drake's Trail which is a multi-use recreational trail enjoyed by cyclists and walkers
  • The brick viaduct we see today was built in 1902. It replaced an 'earlier timber viaduct with stone piers designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel'. Magpie Viaduct was named after a pub called the Magpie Inn. The pub is no longer there. (Source: information board at Bedford Bridge)
  • West of Magpie Viaduct is the magnificent Gem Bridge. North of that is Grenofen Tunnel. Gem Bridge was built on a site once occupied by another timber viaduct designed by Brunel. Grenofen Tunnel was also built by Brunel
  • By James Penman

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Bedford Bridge, Devon

Located in Tavistock, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

There's a large car park just off the A386 north west of Horrabridge. Follow the steps down to the grass area by the River Walkham. Bedford Bridge is to your right. The car park at Bedford Bridge offers great access to M...

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South Devon and Tavistock Railway, Devon

Located in Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The South Devon and Tavistock Railway ran between Plymouth and Tavistock before it was extended to Launceston near the Devon and Cornwall border. Today, much of the line is disused railway trackbed. We include this point...

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Gem Bridge, Devon

Located in Tavistock, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Opened in September 2012, the year of the Diamond Jubilee, Gem Bridge spans the River Walkham on the western border of Dartmoor National Park. A local information board states that the bridge rises 24m (79ft) above the w...

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The Old School Guesthouse, Horrabridge
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 3; Rates: 75 - 85 Per Night

This friendly guest house was built as a school house in 1875 It has been converted to comfortable, homely accommodation with beautiful original features...

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Overcombe House, Yelverton
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 8; Rates: 60 - 85 Per Night

Situated on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, this environmentally-led and ethical guest house offers a friendly welcome and well-equipped, comfortable en suite rooms...

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Harrabeer Country House, Devon
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Approximately 1.4 miles away.

Total Rooms: 6; Rates: 65 - 80 Per Night

This delightful little country house offers relaxed surroundings with many of the services of a hotel...

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