December is here and we’re creeping further towards a brand new year. We’re looking back on a wonderful year here in Ottery St Mary, all through your photos! From our traditional events, stunning architecture and structures, landscapes and more, there’s plenty to love and enjoy within the town. 

Here are some of our favourite photos that you’ve taken throughout this year:

ottery tar barrels

Starting off with Ottery’s trademark event, the Tar Barrels! 

Photo by @chloepenman_35mm 


plaque comemorating samuel taylor coleridge

Next is a piece of history remembering the literary great, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 

Photo by @helloitsmattw


statue of samuel taylor coleridge

And a statue of Coleridge in the churchyard.

Photo by @cholyer


st marys church

St Mary’s Church.

Photo by @eastdevonphoto


tumbling weir

Summer at the Tumbling Weir. 

Photo by @samanthajlakeee


spring flowers and bench at cadhay

Relaxing spots at Cadhay.

Photo by @janicerichards1314

sunset over river otter

And finally, a stunning golden sunset in nearby Tipton St John, looking over the River Otter.

Photo by @eastdevonphoto


Make sure to share your photos with us by using #VisitOtteryStMary or by uploading them here

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