Ottery St Mary, Devon
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: The parish church of St Mary is one of Devon's best
In 1688 William of Orange stayed here while on his way to London to be crowned William III of England. Author Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born in the vicarage here in 1772.
Ottery St Mary is famous for the ancient ceremony of the Flaming Tar Barrels. Every November 5 lit barrels of tar are carried through the streets of the town in a rite whose origins are lost in the mists of time.
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About Ottery St Mary
Address: Ottery St Mary, Devon, England
Attraction Type: Town
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Ottery St Mary Church - 0.5 miles (Historic Church)
Cadhay - 1.3 miles (Historic House)
Escot Park & Gardens - 2.3 miles (Garden)
Gittisham, St Michael's Church - 2.5 miles (Historic Church)
Sand - 3 miles (Historic House)
Farway, St Michael & All Angels Church - 4.1 miles (Historic Church)
Salcombe Regis, St Mary & St Peter's Church - 4.7 miles (Historic Church)
Allhallows Museum of Lace and Local Antiquities - 4.9 miles (Museum)
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