Discover the heart of East Devon

Connected to almost everywhere and yet, peaceful enough to give the impression of being miles away, you can really enjoy the best of both worlds in Ottery St Mary. You’ll find Exeter International Airport is just 8 miles away, while the A30 provides easy access to a host of towns, making Ottery a great place to start your adventure.

Here in Ottery, you are centrally located to enjoy the best of East Devon. The beach is just a 15 minute drive, while country houses, adventure parks, countryside walks and more are all just on the doorstep. If you fancy a day at the beach, you can reach Sidmouth in a quarter of an hour, while award winning gardens, theme parks and more are just a stone’s throw away.

Although you might feel like you are worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life while in Ottery St Mary, you’re actually much closer than you think, giving you the perfect opportunity to discover East Devon.

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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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