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Bridestowe village, Devon

Bridestowe is a village in the West Devon District. Pronounced 'Briddis-tow' rather than 'Brides-tow' the village lies southeast of the A30 trunk road and west of the A386 in the EX20 postcode area. The village lies on the northwestern flanks of Dartmoor with the nearest settlements of any size being Okehampton 6 miles away to the northeast, Tavistock 11 miles to the South and Launceston, Cornwall, 13 miles to the South West.

Bridestowe had a population of 552 in the 2001 Census, quite a decrease from its heyday in the early 19th century. The village name is thought to derive from the 5th Century Irish Saint, St. Brigid or St. Bride. The '-stow' suffix indicating 'holy place of...'

In Norman times, Bridestow Manor was in the ownership of the Pomeroy (Pomerai) family and Domesday records from 1086 report the following farmsteads: Battishill, Combebow, Ebsworthy Town, Fernworthy, Kersford and Way.

Bridestow church is a mixture of 13th and 15th Century work, but was quite unsympathetically renovated in Victorian times.

The surrounding area shows the results of the former lead and copper mining industry.

The village is well situated close to the main A30 trunk road west to Cornwall, or east to Exeter. Bridestowe railway station was opened in 1874 but closed in 1968.

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 Lydford, Okehampton, Tavistock and Hatherleigh.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowTavistock

arrowGreat Torrington

arrowHolsworthy

arrowCrediton

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowLifton

	arrowLydford

	arrowOkehampton

	arrowChagford

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Highampton, Dartmoor, Tavistock and Moretonhampstead.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

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

Okehampton

	arrowOkehampton Castle

	arrowNew Carlton Cinema

	arrowEastcott Vineyard

	arrowFinch Foundry

Lifton

	arrowDingles Fairground Heritage Centre

	arrowWestcountry Wildlife Safaris

Princetown

	arrowDartmoor Prison Heritage Centre

Chagford

	arrowStone Lane Gardens

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