Its church is known as the Cathedral of the Moors on account of its tall tower and its size, relative to the small population it serves. The name is thought to derive from 'Withy-combe' which means Willow Valley. According to Widecombe's official website, there are households in the village, although its large and sprawling parish stretches for many miles and encompasses dozens of isolated cottages and moorland farms. The parish is surrounded, clockwise from the north, by the parishes of Manaton , Ilsington , Ashburton , Buckland-in-the-Moor , Holne and Dartmoor Forest.
Welcome to The Rugglestone Inn
The Rugglestone Inn - Widecombe in the Moor - Dartmoor
Our Contact Centre is currently extremely busy. Please see our latest coronavirus FAQs and information for guests before contacting us. Well known for its rugged coastline and traditional English countryside, the West Country offers a diverse array of breathtaking landscapes. A varied landscape where mountains tower above lush river valleys and glassy lakes, interrupted only by charming towns, villages and many historic castles. The stunning coastline offers miles of flawless beaches and hidden coves, and Cardiff offers a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of cultural discoveries.
The Old Inn, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park
This has become part of the English language used when someone has just given a long list of names, etc. The song tells the tale of Tom Cobley who, with his seven friends, rode to Widecombe Fair on a single, unfortunate, grey mare. This is depicted in the village sign on the green. The Fair has been held for over one hundred years and continues every year in September. If you can sing the chorus, remembering all the names correctly, it is said that you have not drunk too much beer.
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