Painting by Victoria Clare


Immortalised by JMW Turner

The medieval packhorse bridge that gives the town its name was immortalised by famous British painter JMW Turner, who painted it after visiting the area in 1811. The bridge still stands today and is worth a visit, standing on a particularly picturesque stretch of the River Erme.

The town has numerous other walks that are worth exploring too, with plenty of trails leading out into the surrounding countryside of the national park. Once you’re done, Ivybridge’s characterful pubs all offer speciality ales from local brewers, while restaurants and retailers alike offer plenty of fresh local produce to enjoy.