Ashburton Town in Devon
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.
The nearest source of local information is available from Ashburton Tourist Information Centre.
Events near Ashburton
Fri, 22 - Sat, 23 Jun (ca. 21 km)
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: