Tavistock, located in Devon, is situated on the edge of Dartmoor. The town is well known has being the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake. The name of the town stems from the nearby River Tavy, which actually runs through the town today. The town can be reached via the A386 as well as the A390. There are also regular trains which make it easy to reach the town. Although the town is small enough to walk, there is a local bus service. Among the sights that should not be missed when visiting Tavistock is the Viaduct, which can be accessed from Banawell Street. There are also numerous shops that are interesting to browse, in addition to the market which offers several stalls.
The modest English town of Tavistock lies adjacent to the River Tavy, and the name of the town can easily be traced back to the river. Although the town has a very modest population, just above ten thousands, but still it carries the history of a thousand years.
The tranquility and calmness of the town can be seen in the fact that it has a rapidly growing retired population. This small market town has resources and facilities to cope with the needs of the native population, although many latest inventions of modern times are missing.
The annual Tavistock Goose Fair is the most celebrated event of the town, and goes back to the 12th Century. The whole town enjoys the fair for many days in October. People from the neighboring towns do participate in this mega event of the town, and the preparations start even a month before the actual event. The basic idea behind the fair was to purchase goose for Christmas, so that by December the bird may dwell in the home and may get fatter. But now this activity is marginalized by the overall celebrations, still senior citizens prefer to purchase the Christmas goose in midst of celebration to achieve the long forgotten principle behind the fair.
The local food testifies the taste of inhabitants as it was awarded the "Best Food Town" a couple of years back. This is mainly achieved by the local awareness of the food and the tremendous growth of independent food shops that the town now proudly hosts.