Ottery St Mary information hub for this beautiful East Devon town steeped in history and tradition
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Ottery St Mary - East Devon

Set in the beautiful valley of the Otter, from which it takes its name. It's one of the most historic towns in Devon.

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Ottery St Mary is a town and civil parish in the East Devon district of Devon, England. The town takes its name from the River Otter on which it stands. The River Otter was named after the Otters which many years ago were found on the river banks.

This website has been created for the local community.

We hope that you enjoy looking through and reading all about Ottery. If you have any feedback this is always welcome or if you have any news, photos or events you’d like to share with the local community, please do not hesitate in contacting us and we will happily publish it on the site.

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Life drawing sessions in...

By Sandra Wright | In What's on

Are you a local artist or keen enthusiast who has there own art equipment? Due to popular demand we now have 4 more dates on which you can come and join in...

2020 Ottery St Mary Food...

By Sandra Wright | In What's on

After 7 years in the heart of Ottery St Mary, OSM Food & Families Festival is moving! Having considered a number of different options, a decision was made...

Opening of McCarthy and...

By Sandra Wright | In What's on

There was cause for celebration earlier this month as the Mayor of Ottery St. Mary, Councillor Roger Giles, joined local retirees for the sparkling opening of...