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Things to do in Bere Alston, Devon

Bere Alston is a village of some 3000 inhabitants set on the beautiful Bere Peninsular between the Rivers Tavy and Tamar on the borders of Devon and Cornwall.

In bygone days it was a mining community; tin, silver lead ore and arsenic, with much of the surrounding area taken up with daffodil farming and soft fruit; strawberries, cherries and grapes.

Nowadays most residents work in Plymouth (12 miles away) or Tavistock (6 miles), leaving the countryside around the village to farming and delightful views - many of them right across the estuary to the Brunell's Tamar Bridge. It is a lively village with a vibrant social life.

Description by Helena Rogers

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Images of Bere Alston

Fore Street in Carnival Week © Sally Dunn
Parish Hall and War Memorial © Sally Dunn
Millennium Mosaic © Sally Dunn
Denham Bridge © Sally Dunn
End of Fore Street © Sally Dunn
B A United Church © Sally Dunn

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