Tavistock Golf Club

Local Links & Attractions

Tavistock - Gateway to Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage sites.

Straddling the fast flowing river Tavy, below the western edge of Dartmoor, Tavistock stands in the heart of an area of tremendous natural beauty. It is a classic West Country Market Town, with a population of approximately 12,000 (as of 2007).

The old streets radiate from Bedford Square and contain shops for every taste and need. Within easy walking distance of the car parks and bus station you can find an eclectic mix of small independent shops, including delicatessens famous throughout the South West. Venture behind the Town Hall to discover the award winning and historic Pannier Market. The town's Market used to be held in Bank Square, now a car park “ but was replaced in 1860 by a stone-built covered Pannier Market. The Market bustles with activity on most days of the week. There are award winning hotels, restaurants and cafés cater for all tastes.

Situated just 2 minutes by car on the edge of the National Park is Tavistock Golf Club with its historic and lovly golf course. Tavistock is a lively and attractive Market Town, which wears its historic links with pride.

The ever popular Pannier Market is situated in the center of the town and is open every day except Sunday and Monday





 Attractions to Visit in the Local Area

A Selection of places in or near Tavistock 


There are a large number of attractions worth visiting in the immediate area, including St Eustachius Church the Parish Church which dominates the centre of historic Tavistock.

The National Trust


There are several National Trust Properties within a few miles of Tavistock:  

Morwellam quay  offers a Quay, a copper mine and a restored village with cottages workshops, activiites, demonstrations and a tramway deep into the mountain.

Lydford Gorge, a beautiful woodland walk with a spectacular 90ft waterfall and Devils Cauldron.

Dartmoor Prison Heritage Centre with the most unusual museum in Britain. 

Cothehele,   a medieval house owned by the Edgcumbe family for six centuries, perched in wooded banks above the Tamar with lovely walks.

Between Exeter and Plymouth is Buckfast Abbey, the home to the Roman Cathoilc Cummunity of Bebedictine Monks.

13th Century Buckland Abbey and garden estate, the home of Sir Francis Drake containing much Drake memorabilia including his famous Drum and Standard. 

 The famous Garden House at Buckland Monachhorum near Yelverton.

The fascinating Finch Foundry , the last working water-powered forge in England, powered by three water wheels.

The world renowned Eden Project is only 29 miles away it its huge variety of attractions.

Castle Drogo, the last castle to be built in England, the home of an India tea baron, one of the remarkable works of Sir Edward Lutyens.

If Wild Swimming is your thing there are several sites within a couple of miles of Tavistock.  The magnificant Georgian Saltram House close to Plymouth but in a world of its own.
At Mortonhampstead is the Dartmoor Minature Pony and Animal farm, ideal for youngsters.

Lanhydrock, possibly the finest house in Cornwall set in 450 acres and encircled by a garden of rare shrubs. 

You can spend an leisurly couple of hours at the Dartington Crystal and its Visitors Centre where you can see glass blowing demonstrations and enjoy the outlet store.

There are several well known National Trust gardens within and an hour or 90 mins of Tavistock: The Lost Gardens of Heligan,  Anthony House  and gardens, Glendurgan Gardens,  Trelissick Gardens



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