Ottery St Mary

Experience a hidden gem when you visit Ottery St Mary in Devon, located just off the A30 and conveniently close to Exeter Airport. Plan your visit to this picturesque town and explore the wealth of attractions it has to offer.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area with an array of countryside walks, hikes, and cycle routes that traverse through the captivating landscapes of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Discover the tranquility of riverside strolls along the enchanting River Otter, where you can take in the serene surroundings and embrace the peaceful ambiance.

When it comes to accommodation in Ottery St Mary, you'll find a variety of options to suit your preferences. From cozy bed and breakfasts to charming cottages, there's something for everyone to ensure a comfortable stay during your visit.

In addition to its natural allure, Ottery St Mary offers a range of unique events that can't be found anywhere else. Whether it's the renowned Tar Barrel Rolling or other distinctive festivities, you'll be captivated by the vibrant atmosphere and rich local traditions.

Ottery St Mary is not just another typical Devon town; it's a destination that will leave a lasting impression and beckon you to return. So plan your trip, find the perfect accommodation, and prepare to be surprised by the unexpected wonders that await you when you visit Ottery St Mary.

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Meet the residents | Ottery’s beavers

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Did you know that the River Otter is one of the only places in the UK with wild, free ranging beavers? At one time, beavers were pretty widespread across the UK, but around 500 years ago, they were hunted into extinction, with sightings being incredibly rare and any beavers spotted, being traced…

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Line up announced for Beautiful Days

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Beautiful Days have announced the full line-up for their 21 st year with names including Richard Ashcroft, The Saw Doctors, Levellers, Richard Hawley, Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Damned, Toyah & Robert, Fisherman’s Friends, Hard-Fi, Inspiral Carpets, Badly Drawn Boy, New Model Army, Utah Saints and many…

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Two Ottery businesses in finals of Exeter Living

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Congratulations to Coldharbour Field Kitchen and Devon Eco Boutique who have both been named as finalists at the Exeter Living Awards. Backed by a massive marketing campaign, this event has sold out every year. Businesses can nominate themselves in one or more of the 20 categories – the winners are…

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Congratulations Nicci!

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Nicci Simpson, a business woman from Ottery St Mary, has been named in the UK’s Top Female Entrepreneurs of 2024, a campaign that highlights inspiring female business leaders across UK. Nicci is the owner and founder of Devon Eco Boutique, a hub for unique gifts, practical products and preloved…

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Toddler friendly things to do in East Devon

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Are you planning a post Christmas trip to East Devon or Ottery St Mary this year? Need some ideas to help keep the toddlers entertained? Here are our suggestions for things to do with toddlers and younger kids in Ottery St Mary and the surrounding areas. Wildwood Escot One of the leading…

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A Year in Ottery St Mary

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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.

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