Tavistock Town Centre
Straddling the fast flowing river Tavy, below the western edge of Dartmoor, Tavistock stands in the heart of an area of tremendous natural beauty and is a classic West Country Market Town. The old streets radiate from Bedford Square and contain shops for every taste and need. Within easy walking distance from the hotel you can find an eclectic mix of small independent shops, including delicatessens famous throughout the South West including the award winning Pannier Market.
The Wharf is located between the River Tavy and Tavistock Canal. It was built in the 18th century as a busy industrial centre, and was converted to its present form by the local council in 1995. Since then it has been privately run as an arts centre offering live music, cinema, theatre and other events. There is also an Art Gallery, popular Coffee Shop and Licensed Bar with a unique waterside terrace.
When you visit Buckland, you follow over 700 years of footsteps; from the Cistercians who built the Abbey and farmed the estate, to seafarers Grenville and Drake who changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country.
The Abbey is part museum, part house, and filled with treasures such as the legendary Drake’s Drum. There’s no mistaking the magnificence of the Great Barn, which has remained virtually unchanged since it was built all those centuries ago.
Meadowlands Leisure Pool & Tennis Courts
Meadowlands Leisure Pool and Tennis Courts are opposite Tavistock House Hotel. You can enjoy a swim, use the gym or play tennis.
We can also book a court for you and if you have forgotten your racket the hotel can provide these free of charge (a small deposit is required).
Morwellham is an award-winning attraction which forms part 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.
Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. The Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. The interior tour has changed little over the years, although the furnishings were titivated as Cotehele continued to inspire its adoring owners.
Outside, explore the formally planted terraces, or lose yourself in the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote and leads down to the river. Seek tranquillity in the Upper Garden or visit the two orchards.
The Garden House, Yelverton
If you're looking for an inspiring day out on Dartmoor
you will love The Garden House. Stroll around the colourful,
dramatic gardens and enjoy finding new views at every turn.
Stay a while, treat yourself to a delicious homemade lunch or
Devon cream tea in our wonderful tea rooms.