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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Roberts under new management

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The team at Roberts on Broad Street in Ottery St Mary have been celebrating two milestones recently. Firstly, the retirement of stalwart Ros, who has owned the store for years and then the reopening of Roberts under new management. Roberts have been an integral part of Ottery St Mary for…

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Join us for Pixie Day!

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If you’re planning a trip to Ottery St Mary this month, make sure to time it around 22 nd June for a chance to see one of the town’s best loved traditional events. Pixie Day is taking place on 22 nd June and whether you believe that pixies once lived in the town causing mischief or not, it is…

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Things you might not know about Ottery St Mary

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As one of the oldest parishes in Devon, there is a diverse history to uncover in Ottery St Mary and that’s not all. Just how well do you know the town? Here’s some trivia to amaze your friends and family next time you visit. Ottery St Mary is the birthplace of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who…

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Where to see Ottery’s heritage

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If you’re a history buff, you’ll love spending time in East Devon – aside from the Jurassic Coast itself which dates back millions of years, there are also Iron Age forts, Roman roads and a host of other interesting figures and stories. There has been a settlement at Ottery St Mary for centuries…

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Best Biz on the high street is in Ottery!

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Ottery St Mary’s Devon Eco Boutique is celebrating being the best biz on the high street! They recently won Biz Bubble’s 2024 award for being the Best Biz of the Highstreet, Biz Bubble aim to celebrate the UK’s small business sector and to give recognition to the nation’s best small companies, sole…

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Coming to Beautiful Days? Stay a while!

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If you’re coming to the Beautiful Days festival this year, make the most of your trip to East Devon by exploring the wider area with these suggestions! Beautiful Days is back for its 21 st year this year and features a huge lineup of popular musicians, including fan favourites, Fisherman’s Friends…

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