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The town of Tavistock in Devon is set on the edge of the beautiful Dartmoor countryside, just 15 miles north of Plymouth. Birthplace of Sir Francis Drake, to whom a monument can be visited just outside the town, Tavistock is a busy market town with pleasant riverside walks and a collection of independent and mainstream shops, theatre, restaurants and leisure centre.

Morwelham Quay, close to Tavistock is a popular tourist attraction offering a journey into a world of times past, via an award-winning museum and visitor centre based around the historic port and mine workings on the River Tamar. Costumed guides and craftsmen interpret this unique site, and a tramway escorts visitors deep into the heart of the George and Charlotte Copper Mine.

Elsewhere, a rich tapestry of Victorian life is revealed, which includes; sailing ships, idyllic cottages, a farm worked by horses and pretty walled gardens. All in all this attraction provices a valuable trip back in time to take a look at how our Victorian forbears lived and worked. Tavistock is a good cottage holiday base for visiting the many and varied attractions of west Devon and Cornwall.

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