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Tel code: 01364 | code search
Postcode: TQ11 | code search
Population: 5000
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Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maid’s Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devil’s Stone

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West Country Branch Line Weekend and Cider Festival

40's Weekend
Beer Festival

August Fair
Tradesmans Arms Beer Festival

September Transport Heritage Gala

Santa By Steam
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Beara Farm Caravan & Camping Site
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“Buckfast” Meant a stronghold where deer and buck were held and “Leigh” Open pasture. Buckfastleigh is a small market town on the Southern edge of Dartmoor National Park. A climb up the hill above the town not only affords superb views of Buckfast Abbey, Dartmoor and the Dart Valley, but on its summit sit the ruins of Holy Trinity church. An outer shell is all that remains of the 13th Century building destroyed by fire in 1992. Still ringing out across the valley are the bells which survived and were re-hung. A tomb in the graveyard belongs to the Cabell family, once local nobility. A legend about one Cabell and a black dog running across Dartmoor to his tomb breathing fire allegedly provided Sherlock Holmes with the inspiration for “The Hound Of The Baskervilles”. Fancy making a wish? The Wishing Steps are two steps among the 196 leading down from the church ruins to Station Road which are laid the opposite way from the others. It is said that a secret wish made standing here comes true. Buckfastleigh is an excellent base from which to take cycling and walking trips along many of the local coastal, moorland and woodland trails.


Clayden Associates
Langford Sykes Ltd


Buckfast Abbey
Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary
South Devon Railway


Beara Farm Caravan & Camping Site


Newcombe Cottage


Buckfastleigh Medical Centre


Dartbridge Inn
The Abbey Inn

Pub and Bar

Sun Inn
The George
Tradesmens Arms
Watermans Arms
White Hart


Country Road Restaurant


Buckfastleigh Primary School

Sports Clubs

Keyham CC (Cricket)


Home & Heart
Old Cumming Organic Farm

Riverford – Bristol
Riverford Organic Vegetables
Well Hung Meat Co
Riverford Butchery


Dart Rock Climbing Centre(Adventure)

Places to Stay near Buckfastleigh

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The Abbey Inn (0.69 miles)

The Abbey Inn

Are you looking for fabulous accommodation in the Dartmoor National Park or an unforgetable dinning experience or even great pub food in Buckfastleigh? Then The Abbey Inn can exceed all your expectations, and provide the ... More | visit website

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Dartbridge Inn (0.73 miles)

Dartbridge Inn

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On the edge of Dartmoor, the inn features open fires, oak beams and a large function room. The menu includes local produce, game and vegetarian meals. Famous for its magnificent floral displays, ... More

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Kilbury Manor (0.81 miles)

Kilbury Manor
Kilbury Manor is a charming 17th century, Grade 11 listed Devon longhouse set in a quite rural location just outside Buckfastleigh, South Devon. This AA 4 Star"Highly Commended" B&B offers four very comfortable rooms furnished ... More | visit website
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The Tradesmans Arms (2.51 miles)

The Tradesmans Arms
The Tradesmans Arms is a Country Inn situated within The Dartmoor National Park, 3 miles from Buckfastleigh. We have recently renovated after 15 months closure and upon re-opening was featured on BBC1 Spotlight and BBC1 ... More | visit website

Greencott (2.61 miles)

Our usual warm welcome awaits friends old and new at Greencott - a lovely house in the village of Landscove, only two and a half miles from the A38 and Ashburton. Greencott is set in ... More
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Longacre B&B (2.61 miles)

Longacre B&B
Longacre is a beautiful converted Eighteenth Century Barn offering luxurious accommodation in beautiful countryside.
We are surrounded by organic farmland.
Set in the heart of South Devon, also known as the South Hams, just off the A38, ... More | visit website
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Golden Lion House (2.75 miles)

Golden Lion House

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Four delightful rooms in a superb Georgian property steeped in history and located in the heart of Ashburton. Our lovely large rooms offer the highest quality accommodation for visitors or ... More

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Sladesdown Farm (2.80 miles)

Sladesdown Farm
Escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life to our small working farm in the beautiful Devon countryside. The property has a traditional romantic feel to it, and is in one of the UK's ... More | visit website
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Roborough House (2.82 miles)

Roborough House
Roborough House is a listed town house of great character perfectly positioned in the ancient Stannary town of Ashburton at the gateway to Dartmoor.

Roborough House has spacious twin and double bedrooms, all benefiting from en-suite ... More | visit website
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Sea Trout Inn (The) (3.72 miles)

Sea Trout Inn (The)
The Sea Trout Inn is an idyllic, traditional Devon Inn dating back to the 15th Century situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Dart Valley, near Totnes. We have 10 en-suite letting rooms, a ... More | visit website

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