Tourist Information in Exeter and East Devon
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Ottery St. Mary Town Information

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This ancient town was mentioned in the 11th century Domesday Book.

Its famous medieval church was built as a miniature replica of Exeter Cathedral and it boasts a number of old buildings.

Each year local folk stage a Bonfire Night ceremony in which barrels of flaming tar are carried through the streets.

St. Mary's Ottery St. Mary Photo © Stanley Walker
St. Mary's Church -
Photo: Stanley Walker CCL

East Hill Strips near Ottery St. Mary © Kevin Hale
East Hill Strips near Ottery St. Mary -
Photo: Kevin Hale CCL

  Ottery’s vicarage was the birthplace in 1772 of the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge who, no doubt, enjoyed its gloriously rural surroundings.

Nearby are the 220-acre Escot Gardens, Maze and Fantasy Woodland and the farm-based attraction of Farway Countryside Park.