Ashburton: A quiet town with plenty to do
Nestled on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon is the quiet town of
Those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life may
want to consider
property for sale in Ashburton as, although it is the largest
town within the National Park, it only has a population of around
People who like to head out in the evening will enjoy the town
centre's six pubs and two restaurants.
There are a number of schools and colleges in and around Ashburton,
including Sands School, South Dartmoor Community College, Ilsington
C of E Primary School and Landscove C of E Primary School.
At South Dartmoor Community College, some 64 per cent of students
who sat their GCSE's last year achieved five or more A* - C
There are a number of things to see and do in Ashburton, including
churches, a museum, St Lawrence Chapel, family attractions, short
walks and clubs and societies.
The Ashburton museum is located in the centre of the town, next
door to Lloyds Bank in a building which was once a brush
Visitors can view a unique collection of items of local interest as
well as North American Indian artefacts.
St Lawrence Chapel is one of the oldest buildings in the town.
Originally, it was a private chapel for the Bishop of Exeter, but
it was then given to the town in 1314.
The chapel is now used as a Heritage Centre throughout the summer
season and many community events are held there.
Those who enjoy outdoor activities can head to River Dart
Adventures, which is situated one mile from the centre of
Open from Easter to September, it is set in 90 acres of parkland
and contains adventure playgrounds, canoeing lakes, an indoor
climbing wall, a zip wire, tree houses and swings.
Animal lovers can head to the Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor
Otter Sanctuary, which is just over three miles from the centre of