Bovey Tracey Town in Devon
Bovey Tracey is a town on the eastern edge of Dartmoor in Devon and declares itself 'The Gateway to the Moor'. Locally known simply as Bovey, it lies about 10 miles southwest of Exeter alongside the A382 road, about half way between Newton Abbot and Moretonhampstead.
Known to date from Saxon times, Bovey was an established Saxon community and takes its name from the River Bovey. The name first appears in Domesday Book as 'Bovi'. The town gained its suffix from the de Tracey family who were lords of the manor after the Norman Conquest, and was first documented as Bovitracy in 1309. Incidentally, one member of the family, William de Tracy, was implicated in the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170.
The nearest source of local information is available from Bovey Tracey Tourist Information Centre.
Dining out near Bovey Tracey
Edgemoor Country House, Bovey Tracey
The Cleave, Lustleigh
The Elizabethan, Luton, Newton Abbot
The Nobody Inn, Doddiscombsleigh
Moorish Restaurant, Ashburton
Bovey Castle, Moretonhampstead
Ode True Food Restaurant, Teignmouth
The Dartbridge Inn, Buckfastleigh
The New Colosseum, Teignmouth
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: