Bovey Tracey is one of the main gateway towns to Dartmoor, with a number of unique visitor attractions and a good mixture of shops. A pretty cob and Dartmoor-granite built town, situated on the River Bovey it is home to the internationally renowned Devon Guild of Craftsmen, based in a 19th century water mill on the river.
Other local attractions include the House of Marbles glass blowing and visitor centre and the National Trust's Parke estate. On alternate Saturday mornings, the town's Farmers Market sells local produce. Information on all these attractions and much more can be found by contacting the Bovey Tracey Information Centre, Station Road, Bovey Tracey (01626 832047).
Close to Bovey Tracey is Heathfield, which is a substantial residential and significant business area within the Parish. Nearby to Heathfield is Bovey Heathfield, site of a Civil War battle and a haven for rare plants and wildlife, which is now owned and managed by Devon Wildlife Trust.