30 Jun

Ashburton offers quiet but active lifestyle

Ashburton offers quiet but active lifestyle

The town of Ashburton can be found on the edge of Dartmoor and offers a relaxed lifestyle.

Ashburton is home to 2,500 people and has a strong community spirit, with no less than six pubs and two restaurants.

For those relocating who are interested in the educational options on offer in Ashburton, then they will be pleased to discover there are a large number of schools and further education options in the region, including Sands School, South Dartmoor Community College, Ilsington C of E Primary School and Landscove C of E Primary School.

History fans will want to head to the Ashburton museum which can be found in the centre of the town.  There is also a number of churches which may be worth a visit.

St Lawrence Chapel is one of the oldest buildings in the region and was originally a private chapel for the Bishop of Exeter, but it was given to the town in 1314. It is now used as a Heritage Centre during the summer months, while plenty of community events are regular held throughout the year.

People looking for property for sale in Ashburton who enjoy outdoor activities may want to head to River Dart Adventures.

Open from Easter to September, it offers 90 acres of parkland and there are adventure playgrounds, canoeing lakes, an indoor climbing wall, a zip wire, tree houses and swings to explore.

Another attraction is the Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, which is around three miles from the centre of Ashburton and a prefect day out for animal lovers.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801793026-ADNFCR

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