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A Day Out in Tavistock

A Day Out in Tavistock

A classic Devon market town just fifteen miles from Plymouth, Tavistock is well worth a visit. It is the largest market town in Devon, with a population of approximately 11,599 in 2007. It is set on the River Tavy, from where it’s name derives, and is below the western edge of Dartmoor.

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You Know You’re in Plymouth When…

You Know You’re in Plymouth When…

Everyone who lives in Plymouth loves it (unless they are seriously deluded!). But what sets Plymouth apart from lesser places? When you’ve been away to foreign lands, like Exeter or London, what are the unmistakeable signs that you are back in Plymouth? For your convenience I’ve compiled a check list: Seagulls keep you awake at night. Those loveable little feathered friends of ours can get a bit noisy at times. People don’t stare straight through you. In London or other large conurbations you can easily feel as if you don’t really exist. Not so in Plymouth, where people may actually speak to you! You can get to most places in 20 minutes. Apart from when the council are carrying out interminable roadworks (like now). Lots and lots of pampas grass. It’s hard to explain why, but it’s growing everywhere. Everyone walks at a slight angle because of the wind. Especially on the Hoe. For temporary relief, enter the sanctuary of Drake Circus. In #Plymouth everyone walks at a slight...

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