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Ivybridge Town in Devon

Photograph of Ivybridge

Location

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.

Tourist Information

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

Events near Ivybridge

Dining out near Ivybridge

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Kitley House, Yealmpton

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Burgh Island Hotel, Bigbury-on-Sea

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The Sloop Inn, Bantham

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Nando, Plymouth

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Bistro One, Plymouth

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 Ivybridge, Modbury, Kingston and Buckfastleigh.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowModbury

arrowDartmouth

arrowTavistock

arrowPaignton

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowIvybridge

	arrowModbury

	arrowBuckfastleigh

	arrowKingsbridge

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

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

Nearby Attractions

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