Lt TAXIS in Ottery St. Mary, Devon
Our Ottery St. Mary Taxi Service
Our Ottery St Mary Taxis and Private Hire Services are available throughout Ottery St Mary and the surrounding area and as such we are able to cover journeys to and from all of the neighbouring towns and villages, from Newton Poppleford to Feniton, or Whimple to Sidbury. In fact Lt TAXIS & Private Hire is a regional taxi firm covering the whole of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. So if we pick you up from Ottery St Mary we can take you anywhere you wish! Our Ottery St Mary Taxis also offer you a great service every time, giving good value for money and a safe journey. To us customer satisfaction is key. You can see our customer charter by clicking on the link. We provide you with clean tidy vehicles, and all of our Ottery St Mary Taxi drivers have been police checked, so if safety and value for money are major concerns for you, book with Ottery St Mary Taxis every time!
About Ottery St. Mary
Ottery St Mary, known as "Ottery"is a town in the county of Devon. The town stands on the River Otter, from which it takes its name and the river takes its name from the animal. The 'St Mary' part of the name dates back to 1086 when the town belonged to the church of St Mary in Rouen, France. At the 2001 census, the parish, which includes several surrounding villages had a population of 7,692.
The town was the birthplace of the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. His father, the Reverend John Coleridge, was a well-respected vicar.
An interesting feature of Ottery is the Tumbling Weir (a type of sink hole to take water from a man made leat back to the River Otter) There is a beautiful church that has been called a 'miniature Exeter Cathedral' and the town is also the site of The King's School, now a comprehensive school, but a former grammar school founded in 1545 by Henry VIII.
Events in Ottery St. Mary
The two main events in the town are ' Flaming Tar Barrels' when lighted tar barrels are carried through the town by the local men. No everyone can do it, only men who have been born in, or spent the majority of their lives in the town are eligible. This event take place on Guy Fawkes Day, 5th November.
Another traditional event is 'Pixie Day', which tells the tale of the pixies who, in medieval times stole the bells from the church. The bells were recovered by the friars who "accidentally" broke the pixie spell and banished the naughty pixies to the local caves known as the "Pixie's Parlour". Today this commemorative event takes place in the Town Square on a Saturday in June; when local school children "capture" the town's bell ringers and lock them up them in a mock up of the Pixie's Parlour, from where the Vicar of Ottery St Mary has to rescue them.
Where is Ottery St. Mary?
Ottery St Mary lies about 10 miles (16 km) east of Exeter on the B3174 and 5 miles (8 km) south west of Honiton. The city of Dorchester is 36 miles (59 km) to the east and Bristol is 56 miles (91 km) to the north east.
Where can our Ottery St. Mary taxis meet you?
We can pick you up from wherever you wish. You home address of course, or your place of work. If you are already in town then any of the public houses, restaurants or businesses, or of course outside the beautiful parish church in The College, where there are some seats outside.