Expect the Unexpected
When you visit Ottery St Mary, prepare to enter a town unlike any other.
This extraordinary town seamlessly blends its rich history and breathtaking natural surroundings with a plethora of unique events that can't be found anywhere else. Get ready to embrace the unexpected.
Venture off the well-trodden path, and you'll uncover a delightfully quirky town brimming with incredible and traditional happenings. Visit Ottery for the Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels event and witness locals sprinting through cheering crowds, carrying flaming barrels of tar on their backs during thrilling nights, or come and see Pixie Day and observe the town's children, dressed as mischievous pixies, playfully "kidnapping" the local bellringers.
Ottery St Mary invites you to approach it with an open mind, ready to delve into a world that transcends the ordinary. Prepare to be captivated by the town's unique charm and discover a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with cherished memories.
From unusual events that pay homage to the town's history to its awe-inspiring natural wonders, Ottery St Mary offers a truly exceptional escape. Embrace the unexpected, embark on exciting adventures, and immerse yourself in the magic that awaits in this one-of-a-kind destination.