Ivybridge Town in Devon
First mentioned in the Domesday Book, Ivybridge is a small town situated in the South Hams, about 9 miles east of Plymouth.
Its name is thought to derive from the fact that this was the only place that the River Erme could be crossed and that was by crossing an ivy-covered bridge. The ancient 13th century bridge was painted by JMW Turner, the great landscape artist in 1813.
The former village of Ivybridge became a town in 1977. It lies alongside the A38 trunk road and has a railway station linking to London Paddington and Waterloo.
Ivybridge has a population of about 12,000 with many of its residents using the excellent transport links to commute into Plymouth for work.
In 2008, the Watermark Centre opened. It houses a cinema/theatre space, conference facilities, a bar, library, IT suite and coffee shop as well as the town's Tourist Information Centre.
The nearest source of local information is available from Ivybridge Tourist Information Centre.
Dining out near Ivybridge
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:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: