Amazing Mid Devon
As part of English Tourism Week we are celebrating our diverse, exciting and vibrant sector. See the quality, range and value our tourism has to offer here in Amazing Mid Devon.
Mid Devon has lots of fantastic visitor attractions that will keep you and the family entertained, whatever the weather. Get muddy taking on The Bear Trail‘s obstacle course, race a quad bike or head for the skies for a sunrise balloon ride. Bring along your paddlebaords, hire a canoe or hop on a horse drawn barge with the Tiverton Canal Co and take to the water on the Grand Western canal or one of our rivers and waterways.
Entertain the little ones at one of our family friendly attractions. Climb aboard at The Devon Railway Centre, role play at Bear Town, discover the life of Birds of Prey at Yarak and get digging at Diggerland.
We have a variety of festivals and events to entertain you. Experience Mid Devon Life at The Mid Devon Show in July; a one day agricultural show celebrating Mid Devon life. Visit food and drink festivals such as the award-winning Electric Nights Streetfood, Tiverton’s Hot Air Balloon Festival, Music Festivals such as Altitude Fest, to fêtes and Fayres – check out the ‘What’s On’ page for up and coming events.
If you’re after a more relaxing break, there are plenty of opportunities here in Mid Devon. Enjoy gentle strolls and explore Mid Devon’s beautiful scenery. Relax at one of our spas or getaway retreats. Or enjoy a leisurely day at one of our quality fishing lakes and golf courses. Why not book in for a Food and Drink Experience, from vineyard tours to cocktail tasting evenings, to complete your visit?
With all this and more, there’s lots to do whatever you’re in to or whatever pace you choose!
Our Town Centres are blessed with an abundance of award-winning independent retailers. Discover The Kitchen @25 delicatessen in Crediton, Jo Amor fashionwear in Tiverton, independent bookshops Liznojan and The Bookery as well as Tiverton Tourist Information. Find out what makes them so special!
Taste Mid Devon by discovering our prized producers and Farmers’ Markets: Quickes (cheese-makers), Sandford Orchards (cider), Utopian Brewery and Mrs Gill’s (cakes) to name just a few. Sample fabulous, fresh local produce at our Farm Shops and Farmers’ Markets.
Complete your visit with an overnight stay in one of our award-winning accommodation providers. Valleyside Escapes, Leafy Field Glamping, Blackdown Yurts, Fernside B&B, Dreamhuts Retreat, The Orchard Retreat and Wonham Oak Cottages are all exceptional plays to stay.
Learn more about the history of Mid Devon at our museums, castles and country estates. Mid Devon has a rich heritage. From medieval earls and cloth trade prosperity, to the Industrial Revolution and its part in the Second World War. Discover all of this and more at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, Crediton Museum, Bampton Heritage and Visitor Centre, Coldharbour Mill and Crediton Parish Church. Explore the heritage of the buildings and magnificent churches in our towns, by downloading or picking up a town trail.
If you fancy a stroll around beautiful grounds and formal gardens, head to our historic houses. There is so much to discover across the region including the Victorian Gothic home Knightshayes (National Trust), Tiverton Castle and Fursdon House.
AMAZING PLACES TO STAY
No matter how you wish to unwind, Mid Devon has what you’re looking for. Whether it’s a short break, family holiday, romantic weekend or last minute getaway, we’ve got it covered!
We have welcoming, traditional B&Bs and larger hotels in the heart of our rural towns for those that want to be looked after, or you can enjoy more independence at some fabulous self-catering locations in idyllic surroundings including glamping in tree-houses (Nymetwood) or you can wake to the deer outside your door (Wootten Deer Park) or luxury glamping close to the river Exe (Valleyside Escapes).
Get back to basics with a stay under canvas or with your caravan or motorhome in some really stunning places or opt for luxury at one of our awesome glamping sites and bathe under the stars!
Book a holiday or break in Mid Devon and create memories you will treasure for life. Whether you want to make family memories escaping to the countryside, babymoon or honeymoon memories during a romantic break or a quick escape with friends.
Enjoy everything Mid Devon has to offer so your experiences soon become memories…
Mid Devon has stunning countryside views, excellent walking and cycling routes and is brimming over with natural beauty and wildlife, making it the ideal place for an outdoor getaway. With clear skies and stunning viewpoints, stargazing is popular in Mid Devon.
Explore our beautiful nature reserves to discover the local wildlife. Relax with a leisure holiday enjoying quality fishing or golf courses. Have an active break, walking, cycling and paddleboarding and get your adrenaline pumping with one of our higher-paced activities.
With a range of attractions, the natural surrounds and opportunities to explore our countryside. It’s the perfect place to make memories.
People make a place!
Our leisure, tourism and hospitality businesses are full of people, who make up the heart and soul of our tourism sector. Full of knowledge and enthusiasm for a quality service. Our providers are keen to welcome you and provide a tailored and memorable experience.
Visit local attractions run with spirit and style. Meet Phil and the crew at Tiverton Canal Co and experience a trip back in time along the Grand Western Canal Country Park. Pippa and the volunteers at Tiverton Museum and Bampton Heritage Centre are ready to welcome you with stories of bygone days and Mid Devon lore.
Meet local producers who can tell you about your food’s journey from field to fork. We are lucky to have expert cheese makers at Quicke’s and delis such as Bampton Delicatessen, The Flying Pickle and Kitchen@25. Mid Devon has a number of expert wine merchants who can advise you eg. Cork & Cru, Grape and Grain, The Jolly Vintner and Sip Shed. We have producers willing to provide tours and tasting events; meet some of our producers and hear their story.
Our events come together due to the amazing volunteers and event organisers. Colin and the team at Mid Devon Show are busy preparing for this year’s big event to provide you with a packed programme that is fun and safe for all.