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Bovey Tracey

A Welcoming market town

Bovey Tracey is a welcoming market town with winding streets , picturesque parks and many restaurants, bars, coffee shops and attractions, providing visitors with plenty of opportunity for exploration and relaxation.


Bovey Tracey has a long and colourful history and takes its name from the river Bovi or Boui, which passes through the town and is now known as the River Bovey. Bovey Tracey is famous for the production of valuable clays and its potteries played a significant role in the foundation and development of English industrial pottery.

Things to See & Do

The Parke Estate, home to the Dartmoor National Park Authority, is located on the edge of Bovey Tracey and extends up the river valley.  The estate has a wide variety of walks with paths through woodland, pasture, along the river bank and along the former Moretonhampstead branch railway. Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre maintains an extensive collection of archive material, photographs and artefacts which tell the story of life in Bovey Tracey from medieval origins of the town through to the present day.  Situated in the former Town Hall, the Dartmoor Whisky Distillery offers regular tasting experiences and has a shop on-site. MAKE Southwest at Riverside Mill features work by local artists and makers and is a great place to find a special gift.

Places to Eat

The Old Pottery at House of Marbles is a licensed restaurant which prides itself on serving freshly prepared food, with produce sourced locally & seasonally where possible. Just outside Bovey Tracey on the main route to Widecombe, Ullacombe Farm Shop & Cafe is the perfect place to enjoy a hearty farmhouse breakfast or lunch. Home Farm Cafe is set within 250 acres of beautiful parkland at Parke on the edge of the town. The café is open every day for brunch, lunch & afternoon tea and is transformed to an intimate candlelit restaurant on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings.


There two convenience stores, a delicatessen, a zero waste store, a butchers and a cheese delicatessen making Bovey Tracey is a great place to pick up supplies for your stay at Lower Venton Farm.

What's On

Bovey Paradiso is a community arts and entertainment centre based in the 16th century King of Prussia building. The restoration of this Tudor building includes an art gallery and artists' studios with regular film screenings taking place at nearby Wickam Hall. Bovey Tracey's festival Nourish takes place over a weekend in early September and celebrates the very best in food, craft and music.

More Information

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