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Ottery St Mary Town in Devon

Photograph of Ottery St Mary


Ottery St Mary is located on the River Otter in East Devon, some ten miles east of Exeter and about five miles southwest of Honiton.

The town dates from about 1000AD and grew rich on the wool trade. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 that states it had 55 villagers and it was owned by the Canons of Rouen Sainte-Marie and Saint-Amand, the Tenant-in-chief.

Ottery St Mary was the birthplace of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and is best known nowadays for its 'Flaming Tar Barrels' procession in early November. Another event steeped in history is its annual Pixie Day, celebrated in June.

Highlights of the area include the Elizabethan Cadhay Manor, Fernwood Gardens and the Jurassic coastal beaches of Branscombe, Sidmouth and Beer.

Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Ottery St Mary Tourist Information Centre.

Events near Ottery St Mary

Thu, 2 Aug (ca. 5 km)

Honiton Agricultural Show

Fri, 3 - Fri, 10 Aug (ca. 8 km)

Sidmouth Folk Week 2018

Sat, 20 Oct (ca. 22 km)

OXJAM Tiverton Music Festival

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Dining out near Ottery St Mary

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Ottery St Mary, Sidmouth, Honiton and Exeter.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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:


	arrowOttery St Mary


	arrowBudleigh Salterton


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 Exmoor.

Nearby Attractions


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

Ottery St Mary

	arrowCadhay House

	arrowCadhay Gardens


	arrowThelma Hulbert Gallery


	arrowRadway Cinema

	arrowManor Pavilion Theatre

	arrowBicton Park Botanical Gardens

Budleigh Salterton

	arrowOtterton Mill

	arrowLily Farm Vineyard




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