Widecombe in the Moor, Devon
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The medieval parish church of St Pancras is known as the Cathedral of the Moors. It boasts some beautifully painted roof bosses, including a pagan Green Man and one depicting three rabbits chasing each other.
A few steps away from the church is 16th century Church House, now owned by the National Trust, housing a display of local heritage.
Widecombe is perfectly situated for many of Dartmoor's most popular walking trails. Just a few miles distant is Hound Tor, where a deserted medieval village lies below the rocky peak of the tor. Four miles distant is Grimspound, a Neolithic village enclosure.
On a relaxing note, I can highly recommend the Old Inn in Widecombe. When I visited, the landlord was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the local area, and I enjoyed an excellent cold pint of local brew in a sunny courtyard looking over the village green.
About Widecombe in the Moor
Address: Widecombe in the Moor, Devon, England
Attraction Type: Village
OS: SX 7261 7564
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Widecombe-in-the-Moor, St Pancras Church - 0.8 miles (Historic Church)
Church House - 0.9 miles (Historic Building)
Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village - 2.3 miles (Historic Building)
Grimspound - 3.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Buckfast Abbey - 5.3 miles (Abbey)
West Ogwell Church - 6.3 miles (Historic Church)
Torbryan, Holy Trinity Church - 8.1 miles (Historic Church)
Bradley Manor House - 8.1 miles (Historic House)
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