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Bovey Tracey Town in Devon

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Location

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.

Tourist Information

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

Events near Bovey Tracey

Dining out near Bovey Tracey

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Edgemoor Country House, Bovey Tracey

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The Cleave, Lustleigh

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The Elizabethan, Luton, Newton Abbot

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The Nobody Inn, Doddiscombsleigh

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Agaric, Ashburton

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Moorish Restaurant, Ashburton

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Bovey Castle, Moretonhampstead

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The Dartbridge Inn, Buckfastleigh

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The New Colosseum, Teignmouth

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 Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor, Kingsteignton and Ashburton.

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

arrowTeignmouth

arrowExeter

arrowTorquay

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowBovey Tracey

	arrowNewton Abbot

	arrowKingsteignton

	arrowAshburton

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, Moretonhampstead, Paignton and Brixham.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

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

Dartmoor

	arrowCanonteign Falls

Bovey Tracey

	arrowBecky Falls

Newton Abbot

	arrowOrchid Paradise

	arrowAlexandra Cinema

	arrowBradley Manor

	arrowTuckers Maltings

	arrowHeathercombe Gardens

Ashburton

	arrowAshburton Museum

	arrowRiver Dart Adventures

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