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Ashburton Town in Devon

Photograph of Ashburton

Location

Ashburton lies on the southeastern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, near to the A38 trunk road. It was formerly an important stannary town, and remains the largest town within the National Park, with a population of around 3,500.

Ashburton has six pubs within the centre of town, and two restaurants. Its name is recorded in the Domesday Book (1086) as Essebretone. During the English Civil War, Ashburton was a temporary refuge for Royalist troops fleeing after their defeat by General Fairfax at nearby Bovey Tracey.

Neighbouring towns include Newton Abbot and Buckfastleigh. The town is well placed to visit the South Devon Coast at Torbay as well as the whole of Dartmoor.

Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Ashburton Tourist Information Centre.

Events near Ashburton

Dining out near Ashburton

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Agaric, Ashburton

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Moorish Restaurant, Ashburton

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The Dartbridge Inn, Buckfastleigh

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Sea Trout Inn, Totnes

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Edgemoor Country House, Bovey Tracey

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The Cleave, Lustleigh

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor and Princetown.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowBovey Tracey

arrowTorquay

arrowTeignmouth

arrowPaignton

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowAshburton

	arrowBovey Tracey

	arrowTotnes

	arrowNewton Abbot

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Newton Abbot, Paignton, Brixham and Moretonhampstead.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Ashburton

	arrowAshburton Museum

	arrowRiver Dart Adventures

Buckfast

	arrowBuckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh

	arrowSouth Devon Railway

	arrowPennywell Farm

Bovey Tracey

	arrowBecky Falls

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