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Tavistock Abbey, Devon


  • Located in Tavistock, Devon, South West England, England
  • Tavistock is an impressive market town on the western fringe of Dartmoor National Park. As you explore the town, many of the buildings you see are a result of a 19th century mining boom that generated huge wealth for the local landowners. These landowners, the Dukes of Bedford (or the Russell family), acquired Tavistock and its surrounding land when a once mighty abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1539. The medieval abbey spread out across much of what is now central Tavistock. The remains of this abbey can be seen dotted around town
  • 'The Benedictine Abbey [was] founded by Ordgar and Ordulph C.965.' Over the centuries, it became an exceptionally wealthy and powerful institution. 'The Abbey Church [was] a magnificent building dedicated in 1318. It decayed after the dissolution of the monastery in 1539 and had been demolished by 1700. Only one arch of the cloister has survived.' (Source: information board on site)
  • The remains of the abbey cloisters are located by Tavistock St Eustachius Church in the centre of town
  • Also look our for Tavistock Betsy Grimbal's Tower, Tavistock Abbey Chapel, Tavistock Museum and Court Gate and Tavistock Guildhall
  • If this type of attraction is of interest, we'd recommend visiting Buckfast Abbey and Buckland Abbey which are on the east and west fringes of Dartmoor National Park respectively. A little further away, explore Torre Abbey on The English Riviera. Last, the Abbot's Way listing is of note if the abbeys and priory are of interest
  • By James Penman

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Tavistock St Eustachius Church, Devon

Located in Tavistock, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Located in the centre of Tavistock, a local information board dates the 'Parish Church of St.Eustace' at A.D.1185-1450. In its churchyard, you'll see the remains of the abbey cloisters of Tavistock Abbey. By James Penman...

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Tavistock Betsy Grimbal's Tower, Devon

Located in Tavistock, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Once part of Tavistock Abbey, Betsy Grimbal's Tower is situated next to the Bedford Hotel in the centre of Tavistock. To help you find it, we've positioned the tower of Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to...

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Tavistock Abbey Chapel, Devon

Located in Tavistock, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

'ABBEY CHAPEL. Originally part of Tavistock Abbey this was the site of the Abbot's Hall. Since 1691, when it became a Presbyterian meeting house, it has housed nonconformist congregations.' (Source: information plaque on...

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Bedford Hotel, Tavistock
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 30; Rates: 65 - 140 Per Night

Near the Eden Project, in the historic market town of Tavistock, gateway to Dartmoor, the hotel is a a true taste of old fashioned hospitality at its very besta Daily Telegraph...

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The Horn Of Plenty, Tavistock
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 10; Rates: 130 - 200 Per Night

In 5 acres of spectacular gardens and with breathtaking views over the tranquil Tamar Valley, the Horn of Plenty offers elegant, luxurious accommodation and an award-winning restaurant...

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Browns Tavistock Gold Award, Devon
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 30; Rates: 59 - 259 Per Night

On the edge of Dartmoor National Park, this 17th century coaching inn has been refashioned into an award-winning townhouse hotel, brasserie and wine bar...

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