Tiverton, on the River Exe, and winner of a Best Market Town award has
a fascinating museum of local history. Crediton has some good
specialist shops and the ancient church of St Boniface. Many of the
towns in the Heart of Devon have regular farmer's markets where you can
chat to the producers and sample local produce for which the region is
rightly famous. Cullompton was the first town in Devon to
hold it's own Farmer's Market.
cathedral city of Exeter has a fascinating history and is a lively
cultural centre with its university and its combination of ancient and
modern buildings. Princesshay is a vibrant new shopping centre
with major chainstores & individual retailers. The quayside
has a variety of craft and antique shops. Boats and bikes can be hired to enable you to explore further along the canal.
Pretty Villages, historic houses & gardens
are many picturesque rural villages to explore, steeped in history
with quaint houses, pretty churches, local shops and often a village
pub, serving local cider, ale & home cooked food.
Fursdon House with its' long family history, is an appealing privately owned historic house, garden and tea room open in the summer.
Killerton, renowned for its' historical fashion collections and 'Bear Hut' and Knightshayes,
a victorian country house with richly decorated interiors are two
National Trust properties in the area, both are fascinating houses with
picturesque gardens & lovely parkland walks.
Coasts & Moors
Staying in the Heart of Devon means that you are never too far away from the rolling hills and wooded valleys of Exmoor or the rugged granite tors & open moorland of Dartmoor.
Both the North & South coasts are easily accessible,
including Saunton Sands with its' two miles of sandy beach, which
boasts a Blue Flag award and the pebbly beach and red cliffs of
Budleigh Salterton which forms part of the famous Jurrassic Coast.
Action & Adventure
guarantees a fun filled, exciting and action packed day out for
children and adults of all ages. Children (and adults if they don't
want to miss out!)have the opportunity to ride in and drive different
types of construction machinery including dumper trucks, mini and
is an excellent place for a family looking for fun and thrills.
Even if you have never ridden a quad before it is not a problem
as full tuition on a one to one basis is provided. There is a
full range of quads to suit children of all ages and larger more
powerful ones for adults.
Crealy Adventure Park is a great day out whatever the weather with exciting rides, large indoor play areas and animal barn.
is an award winning high wire forest adventure course of extreme rope
bridges, tarzan swings and zip slides, based in Haldon Forest near
Walking & Cycling
Devon has so much to offer walkers, there are many interesting scenic walks & public footpaths in and around the local towns & villages as well as some longer walks such as along the Exe Valley way & the Grand Western Canal. Exmoor & Dartmoor are a rambler's paradise with so much open moorland to discover & explore.
Devon is a good choice for those who enjoy cycling. There are lots cycleways
in Devon suitable for all abilities, many of them family
friendly, including a section of the Westcountry Way which runs
along the quiet and peaceful towpath of the Grand Western Canal.
Bike hire is available on many of the main cycle routes.
Golf & Fishing
There are several golf courses in the Mid Devon area including ones at Tiverton & Cullompton and a driving range at Tiverton Parkway.
For those who like to fish,
the area has a good choice of well stocked lakes & ponds, including West Pitt Farm & Bussells Farm who also provide accommodation which
can be found on this website.