Welcome to the Ancient Stannary Town of Ashburton
Ashburton lies on the southern slopes of Dartmoor in the heart of the South Devon countryside. Flanked by the Devon Expressway, that extends the M.5 to the historic naval port of Plymouth, it is situated roughly half way between Plymouth and Exeter.
Ashburton is not only a splendid gateway to Dartmoor, but is also the ideal base from which to explore the whole region from Moor to sea.
The scenery in the area is glorious in all the weather's moods and offers visitors opportunities for walking, pony trekking, canoeing, fishing and - if you like - just pottering.
This ancient stannary town dates from Saxon times and has spread out from its centre along the courses of the little river Ashburn and its tributary, the Balland Stream.
Eating Out in Ashburton
Ashburton has had a reputation for its pubs, inns and coaching houses for hundreds of years. Many of the pubs and Inns still exist today along with a good selection of tea shops, cafes, good quality restaurants and food shops.
Our 'Eating Out' section covers something for everyone, from award winning restaurants to good old 'pub-grub' or why not visit our 'Food and Drink' section for details of the many food outlets Ashburton has to offer.
|Spanning the centuries are many beautiful and intriguing buildings. Today, Ashburton is a blend of its richly historic past and its bustling, market-town present. Look inward and
you see a range of shops and services to meet your every need; look upward and outward and there stand the green hills of South Devon, ever peaceful and unchanging.