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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Get into the Festive Spirit in Ottery St Mary

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Now that Halloween is over, there’s no better time to start getting into the Christmas spirit! Ottery St Mary is the perfect place to enjoy the festivities, with lots of unique community events taking place throughout November and December. There’s plenty of opportunity to get involved with lots of…

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Step into a Medieval Wonderland at Wildwood Devon This Christmas

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This holiday season, Wildwood Devon invites you to step back in time with Earth Santa – a unique twist on the traditional Father Christmas experience. From the 18th to the 24th of December, Santa and his Earth Elves can be found in Wildwood’s Saxon Village – an outdoor living history centre set up…

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Diego arrives in Devon following life-saving rescue

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Wildwood Trust, working with Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park, has successfully rescued Diego, the sole surviving bear at Orsa Predator Park in Sweden, which will soon close. The Swedish park is due to close imminently to make room for a leisure facility and staff were ordered to euthanise any animals…

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The Ottery St. Mary Tar Barrels: A Fiery Tradition

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Are you ready for Ottery St. Mary’s fiery tradition? Taking place on Saturday 4th November, the town becomes a hive of activity to celebrate the unique Tar Barrels! Whether you’re a local or a visitor, make sure to pop by and see this spectacular showing. The history of the Tar Barrels dates back…

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Ottery St Mary’s Historic Church

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Standing proud in Ottery St. Mary is a magnificent testament to history, architecture, and faith: St. Mary's Church. This ancient parish church has stood for centuries, witnessing the ebb and flow of time and serving as a symbol of continuity in an ever-changing world. If you think it bears a…

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