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Ivybridge, the ancient mill town surrounding the Dartmoor-born River Erme, is immortalised through its links to local history and culture: the Ivy Bridge crossing the famous river on which inhabitants of Ivybridge built their trade (using it to provide power for three mills, one of which is still to be seen today) has been painted by artists such as J M W Turner, making it a landmark already reknowned for its natural beauty.

Ivybridge boasts a collection of noteworthy gardens (such as Lukesland Gardens, 24 acres of stunning woodland gardens), entertainment (playing host to the annual Ivylive music festival in September, dubbed the "Summer's Last Stand") and leisure. Ivybridge's music scene attracts a crowd of all ages to venues like the Watermark, which hosts not only live events but also acts as a cinema, library and coffee shop.

Ivybridge's natural setting attracts walkers from all areas wishing to explore the Two Moors Way, the Erme Valley Trail and the Erme Plym Trail, all of which can be started or finished in Ivybridge. Less hardened walkers or those with young children can also find shorter (but just as scenic) walks around the area.

Ivybridge also offers a "Friendly Face of Shopping", distancing itself from the fast-paced shopping of bigger towns with its relaxed variety of privately owned specialist shops and weekly markets. Holiday cottages Dartmoor South Devon