Tourist Information in Dartmoor and South West Devon
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Tavistock Town Information

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Mainly Victorian, this one-time copper mining centre and Stannary town lies in the western part of Dartmoor and grew around a 10th century Benedictine abbey. Remains of the structure can be found near the 15th century parish church. The adventurer Sir Francis Drake was born near Tavistock at Crowndale Farm in 1540.

West Street, Tavistocks main shopping street - Photo © Tony Atkin
West Street, Tavistock's main shopping street -
Photo: Tony Atkin CCL