Where Everyone's Welcome

When you visit Ottery St Mary, you'll immediately feel like a local, welcomed by the friendly and inviting community that sets this town apart. Whether you're exploring the shops, dining at local eateries, or simply strolling through the streets, the residents of Ottery St Mary are always ready to offer a helping hand and make you feel right at home.

No matter the duration of your stay, whether it's a few nights or a quick visit, you'll experience a comforting sense of community in Ottery St Mary. The town is dotted with unique and independent shops and eateries, providing a distinct and personalized experience. It's the warmth and friendliness of the locals that keep people returning year after year, creating a loyal following of visitors who are captivated by the genuine hospitality.

Ottery St Mary is a haven where young families can find solace, enjoying the town's safe and welcoming environment. It's also a place where the older generation can feel at ease, embraced by the community's inclusive and caring nature.

While it may not be a typical tourist trap, Ottery St Mary has a way of capturing your heart. The genuine warmth and sense of belonging experienced here leave a lasting impression on all who visit. So come and immerse yourself in the heartwarming atmosphere, discover the unique charm of this town, and let Ottery St Mary steal a piece of your heart.

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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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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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