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