Visit us and learn about ‘life inside’ one of the world’s most famous and notorious jails. Our museum attracts more than 35,000 visitors every year from all over the world. Some of the artefacts and documents on display will surprise you but will certainly enable you to form an opinion about prison life. (more…)
Welcome to Tavistock Devon
Places to visit in Tavistock Devon, Museums, Country Houses, Historic Quays and much more!
Endsleigh Hotel is situated in one of the most beautiful valleys in Devon with a salmon river at the bottom of its green landscaped gardens created by Humphry Repton, a short 15 minute drive from Tavistock the hotel which is owned by Olga Polizzi and is a grade 1 listed building offers much more than just a place to stay.
Gardens, Fishing, Shooting, Falconry, Cinema and Theatre, just some of the things to do here and you can attend all these without being a hotel guest, simply check out the ‘whats on feature’ on their website and book yourself in! (more…)
Walking, Wildlife and the White Lady waterfall are among the many things to see at Lydford Gorge. Check out the Fabulous February trail, Cadbury’s Family Easter Egg Trail or the Myths and Legends Walk. (more…)
An award-winning attraction, Morwelham Quay ispart of a World Heritage site, featuring historic port, village, copper mine and railway just four miles west of Tavistock and bordering the beautiful River Tamar.
Discover this lost world with the help of our interactive living history team, a highlight of which is the unique narrow-gauge Mine Railway, travel by train along the banks of the River Tamar before venturing deep underground in the George & Charlotte copper mine, experience the harsh working conditions of Victorian miners. (more…)
Dartmoor is littered with the evidence of hundreds of years mining and quarrying all over its landscape and one of the best places to see this is Foggintor Quarry.
The stone quarried at Foggintor was mainly used to build the town of Princetown & nearby Dartmoor Prison as well as being transported further afield to Plymouth. Today you can see the ruins of Hill cottages where the families of quarry workers once lived and also the ruin of the managers house which sits proud just outside the quarry. (more…)
Cycle or Walk Drakes Trail!
Starting off from Anderson Lane near Tiddy Brook estate in Tavistock, Drakes Trail No 27 on the National Cycle Network list takes you all the way into Plymouth mostly off road and on tarmac or hard stone path. The cycle trail opened fully around 2011-2012 but even now some parts are in the pipeline to be developed to cut down the gradients and some on road parts where it is now suitable for wheelchairs. The 21 mile route also takes you over the impressive and very high, 1,000ft (305m) long, GEM bridge built recently in 2010-11 (more…)