Ivybridge is a small town in the rolling green countryside of South Hams district of Devon. It is probably named after its 13th Century humpbacked bridge that crosses the River Erme. The bridge has been imortalised by a number of artists over the years including the great JMW Turner. Click here to see it
Ivybridge developed as a mill town using hydro power from the River Erme and three small mills were located there including a tin mill, processing the tin from the nearby Dartmoor mines. In spite of this industry it had a small population until relatively recently when it obtained town status.
Ivybridge is ideally situated to access the Southern end of Dartmoor and is also a commuter town for Plymouth. It is also within easy reach of some of the other South Devon resorts.
Other attractions nearby include the Dartmoor Wildlife Park and falconry centre at Sparkwell.