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Crediton

Crediton is a buzzing town the whole year round; there’s always something to see and do with an active arts community embedded in the town. Nestled against the Creedy Valley, the drive from Bickleigh to Crediton is stunning with a couple of areas to pull over and take in the view along the way.

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Tiverton's Tourist Information Service

Tiverton's Award-Winning Tourist Information Service is based within, and managed by, Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life.  

The service offers a wide range of facilities, including:

Information on where to go and what to do in the whole of Mid Devon.

Information on walking and cycling in the area.
Local maps and leaflets. 

Information on local accommodation providers.
Shop selling a range of local food and gifts.
Tickets on sale for National Express, Megabus, Stagecoach and Berry’s Coaches.
Tickets for the Tiverton Community Arts Theatre, East Devon Choral Society and the Theatre Royal in Plymouth are available. We sell Theatre Tokens too which make a great gift and tickets to local events.
Tickets available for the Eden Project, West Somerset Railway and day trips to Lundy Island.
Reduced price advance tickets are sold for the Mid Devon Show and the Yeovilton Airshow.
Booking for the William Street Coach Park. Please call or send us an email to book a space.

The friendly staff at Tiverton’s Tourist Information Centre look forward to welcoming you to the area.

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  • Address Beck's Square, Tiverton. EX16 6PJ
  • Opening times Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 4pm
  • Website linkwww.facebook.com/TivertonTIC
  • Phone number 01884 230878
  • Email tivertontic@tivertonmuseum.org.uk

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  • Accessible/Wheelchair Friendly
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  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year
  • Toilets

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  • Award-Winning
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Lapford

Lapford is a parish and traditional rural village in the heart of the Devonshire countryside, located on a hill overlooking the river Yeo.  Steeped in history, Lapford has traces back to the Iron Age being a place of worship by the Celts.

The village features a playing field with two play areas, football pitch and fenced playground.  There is also a request-stop railway station on the Tarka line, which runs between Exeter and Barnstaple.

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Uplowman

Uplowman is a small parish about 4 miles northeast of Tiverton.  Its idyllic village lies at the centre of the parish with beautiful views of Mid Devon's rolling countryside. Tiverton Parkway Railway Station, off the Great Western main line, is only 4 miles away, with connections to the Grand Western Canal.

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Willand

Willand is a parish and village in the picturesque Culm valley near to the Blackdown Hills AONB.  The village is just off the B3181 (the old A38), with Tiverton Parkway railway station just a couple of miles away and easily accessed from both junctions 27 and 28 of the M5.

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Cruwys Morchard

Welcome to Cruwys Morchard Cruwys Morchard is a scattered parish about four miles west of Tiverton along the Witheridge road.  The parish is named after the Cruwys family who have been Lords of the Manor there since the reign of King John. Many notable people hail from Cruwys Morchard including Robert Cruwys (the cricketer and […]

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Chawleigh

Chawleigh is a village on the south side of the Little Dart valley. With stunning views of Dartmoor and links to the Two Moors Way and Tarka Trail, as well as Eggesford Forest the area is a great place to stay for a walking holiday.

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Libbets Well

Libbets Well is a holy well or sacred spring in Crediton thought to date from the 17th century (or earlier) and dedicated to Saint Elizabeth.  Holy wells were traditionally used for curative purposes; being known for their healing properties. Sited in the cob garden wall of the neighbouring Priory Cottage, with a vaulted stone roof.  […]

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  • Price Free Entry

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  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year

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  • Historic Monument

Halberton

The pretty village of Halberton (name derived from Haligbeort – a combination of Albert, a Saxon Chief  and tun meaning a farm settlement) is located between Sampford Peverell and Tiverton. It has two separate parts to it, known locally as the Higher and Lower Town. These two parts of the village are connected by the […]

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Netherexe Cersus

The Netherexe Cursus is a scheduled Neolithic field monument presumed to be used for ritual or ceremonial purposes. Adjacent to the cursus is a long mortuary enclosure and ring ditch (thought to be a Bronze Age burial monument). A gap in the north eastern circuit of the ditch represents an original entrance. Please note: this is sited on private land and may not be open to public access.

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  • Historic Monument

Thorverton

Thorverton village sits about a mile west of the River Exe and 8 miles north of Exeter.  It is almost centrally located between Exeter and the towns of Tiverton, Cullompton and Crediton.

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Uffculme

Uffculme is a village and civil parish situated in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Set on the B3440, close to the M5 motorway and the Bristol–Exeter railway line, Uffculme is on the upper reaches of the River Culm.

Coldharbour Mill is a popular tourist attraction, with its working wool museum exhibits, as are the scenic old railway and riverside walks.

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Bampton

Bampton is a historic charter town nestled on the edge of Exmoor National Park with a bustling centre.

There is an abundance of quirky independent retailers, as well as a traditional pharmacy, greengrocers and butchers creating an oldie worldie atmosphere to immerse yourself in for a morning or afternoon.

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St Peter's Church

Dated from 1073, St Peter’s Church, Tiverton is a Grade I listed parish church with a ninety-nine foot high tower and a stunning collection of stained glass windows. St. Peter’s has been the centre of civic life in Tiverton for centuries and still serves as the site for the town-wide celebrations of Remembrance Day and […]

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  • Open All Year

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Zeal Monachorum

Set amid the rolling agricultural heartland of Devon, Zeal Monachorum is the epitome of a tranquil Devon village. Situated about 18 miles north-west of Exeter on the River Yeo, it lies at the centre of Devon, between Crediton and Okehampton, looking towards Dartmoor.

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Bickleigh

Bickleigh is a picturesque village in the Exe valley on the main road between Exeter and Tiverton with stunning views and chocolate box cottages.

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Newton St Cyres

A welcoming and historic Parish, Newton St Cyres lies about 5 miles from Exeter and 3 miles from Crediton.

Surrounded by the beautiful rolling countryside of Mid Devon, the parish has easy access to road and rail networks with its own station on the picturesque Tarka line.  The A377 main road running through the village is a major bus route with a regular timetable.

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Morchard Bishop

Morchard Bishop is situated in the heart of Devon between Dartmoor and Exmoor, almost midway between the north and south coasts. It is surrounded by unspoilt hilly farmland comprised of a multitude of fields separated by ancient Devon banks.

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  • Explore Mid Devon
  • Towns and Villages

St Matthew's Church

St Matthew's Church in Coldridge contains one of the very few stained glass portraits of Edward V, one of the missing Princes in the Tower.

If you love English history or you are into ancient 'murder mysteries’, then a visit to St Matthew's is a must. Is the window's creator ‘John Evans’ in fact Edward V? Is one of the ‘Princes in the Tower’ buried in Coldridge? Is there a Coldridge connection with ‘Bloody Mary'?

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  • Address Coldridge, Crediton EX17 6AX

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  • Historic Monument
  • Heritage & Culture

Coldridge

The parish is situated some 19 miles north west of Exeter and about 11 miles from the ancient market town of Crediton. Surrounded by the rolling hills of Mid Devon, it represents the classic village, where time has virtually stood still for centuries.

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Oakford

The beautiful historic parish of Oakford lies north of Tiverton near to Exmoor National Park. Close to Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway and Tiverton Parkway Railway Station, Oakford is conveniently located and easily reached by visitors.

With numerous stunning rural walks through wooded valleys and open countryside, there is no shortage of interest for the keen or casual walker. For those who enjoy walking on high open moorland and along steep valleys, Exmoor is within a short driving distance. Wild deer can be seen grazing both locally around Oakford and on Exmoor, which is also home to the famous Exmoor ponies.

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Burlescombe

Burlescombe parish is a picturesque part of Mid Devon with access onto the Grand Western Canal and part of the National Cycle Route 3.
The parish stretches from Fenacre in the north to Leonard Moor Cross in the south and from Maidendown in the east to Holbrook in the west. It includes Burlescombe, Westleigh, Canonsleigh, Westcott, Waterloo Cross, Junction 27 of the M5, Tiverton Parkway, Appledore, Southdown and Ayshford.

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  • Explore Mid Devon
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Hemyock

Hemyock is a parish situated on the River Culm, in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  The village of Hemyock is the largest within the Blackdown Hills region and has a long history with prehistoric remains discovered that date back to 100BC.  In the middle ages, the village thrived on producing iron using local iron ore and furnaces (bloomeries).  Historic buildings include a church that dates back to the Norman times, a medieval castle, an Elizabethan Chapel at Culm Davy and a pub that dates back to at least 1740.  A stunning ornate Victorian water pump takes pride of place in the centre of the village.

The parish is surrounded by picturesque scenery offering an array of tranquil countryside landscape with valleys, springs and woodland.

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Raddon Top

Raddon Top is the highest point of the Raddon Hills in Shobrooke. It can be seen from Cadbury Castle.   A perfect lookout across the valley and the top of Dartmoor in the distance – why not take a picnic and enjoy the view.

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  • Price Free
  • Address Shobrooke, Crediton, Devon

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  • Viewpoint

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  • Viewpoint

Cadbury Castle Hillfort

A prehistoric site overlooking the Exe valley stands the remains of an Iron Age defended hilltop site – known as Cadbury Castle. The views are simply breathtaking, with Dartmoor and Exmoor easily visible. The hilltop is part of the Fursdon estate. While walking around the site there are a number of information boards providing the […]

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  • Price Free
  • Address Cadbury, Devon, EX5 5JZ

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  • Viewpoint

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  • Historic Monument
  • Place of Interest
  • Picnic Spot
  • Viewpoint

Culmstock

Culmstock (meaning Farm on the River Culm) is both a village and a parish located on the border with Somerset.  A large part of the parish lies within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with walks to Culmstock Beacon and Wellington Monument.

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Stoodleigh

Stoodleigh lies about 800 feet above the Exe Valley, roughly equidistant between the north and south Devon coasts and close to the Devon/Somerset border.

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  • Towns and Villages

Hembury Fort

Hembury Fort is a Scheduled Monument (No. 29660) and survives in exceptionally good condition with well defined circuit of defences surrounding the entire monument.

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  • Open All Year
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  • Historic Monument
  • Outdoor
  • Walking

Bow

Bow, originally a street-village on the old road between Crediton and Okehampton, lying in the scenic undulating countryside between Dartmoor and Exmoor, is the geographical centre of Devon. Surrounding countryside is a mix of rich red farmland to the north with contrasting environmentally rich grass, trees and woodland stretching to the southern boundary.

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Crediton Parish Church

Crediton Parish Church (formerly called the Church of the Holy Cross and the Mother of Him who Hung Thereon) is a prominent building in the historic market town of Crediton. The church stands on the site of what was Devon’s first Saxon cathedral until 1050. A Norman church was eventually built in its place in […]

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Sandford

Sandford has a great sense of community. Annual events include a Flower Show, Strawberry Fair, Scarecrow Trail, and Christmas Tree Festival.

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St Michael and All Angels Church

The church, which stands in the centre of Bampton, contains many interesting features and curiosities. The church you can see today in part dates from the early twelfth century but this replaced a religious building that had been there much earlier. Keep an eye out for a stone tablet at the base of the tower […]

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Tarr Steps

Tarr Steps is an ancient clapper bridge, a bridge made of unmortared stone slabs, which crosses the River Barle about 6.5 miles upstream from Dulverton. The Grade I listed bridge, possibly dating back to 1,000BC, is the longest of its kind in Britain and a scheduled Ancient Monument. Some of the stones weigh 5 tons and were said to have been placed there by the Devil to win a bet. The bridge is nestled in the beautiful wooded valley of the River Barle, well known for its wildlife and well worth exploring.

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  • Picnic Spot
  • Explore Mid Devon
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Tiverton

Tiverton is the largest town in Mid Devon. It has good transport connections being close to the M5, and Tiverton Parkway Train Station, which is on the main railway line.  There are frequent trains to Bristol, London, the Midlands and the North of England, as well as Exeter, Plymouth and Cornwall.

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Wellington Monument

Situated on the Blackdown Hills, Wellington Monument has panoramic views over the Somerset countryside. There are picturesque walks around the monument and through the tree lined avenue, or just enjoy a picnic.

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  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Entry
  • Parking
  • Viewpoint

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  • Historic Monument
  • Outdoor
  • Picnic Spot
  • Walking
  • Viewpoint

Wimbleball Lake

Wimbleball Lake is situated in the hills on the South East corner of Exmoor National Park. Wimbleball Lake is a reservoir lake managed by the South West Lakes Trust and the area is open to the public for recreational activities. Take in the views or watch out for birds with walks around the various nature […]

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  • Price Car Parking £2 for two hours, £4 all day
  • Address Activity Centre, Wimbleball lake, Lower Goodacre, Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9NU
  • Website linkwww.swlakestrust.org.uk/wimbleball-lake
  • Phone number 01566 771930
  • Email info@swlakestrust.org.uk

Kennerleigh

Kennerleigh is a small hamlet in the countryside, surrounded by fields and hillsides with a network of footpaths to the farming heartland of Mid Devon.

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Bradninch

Bradninch is an historic town lying just off the B3181, approximately 3 miles southwest of Cullompton and Junction 28 of the M5 motorway. Bradninch has close links with royalty through the Duchy of Cornwall. Bradninch is also on the American Heritage Trail as the birthplace of Daniel Boone's father.

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Cullompton

Cullompton is a quiet country town positioned at junction 28 of the M5. Cullompton provides access to some of the prettiest villages in and around the Culm Valley.

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The Walronds Garden

  In the centre of the market town of Cullompton is this impressive historic house, fronting onto Fore Street and with a large garden to the rear open for the public to enjoy all year round.  

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St Andrew's Church

St Andrew’s Church is regarded as one of the finest parish churches in England and recorded by Simon Jenkins in his book “England’s Thousand Best Churches” (Penguin 1999) as one of the thousand best churches in the country. The Church is particularly distinguished by four main architectural features: The main nave and chancel ceiling, The […]

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  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year
  • Parking

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  • Indoor
  • Place of Interest
  • Heritage & Culture

Eggesford Forest

Eggesford Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, is an ideal centre for short walks, fishing and mountain-biking.  The circular walk is dog-friendly and offers unspoilt beauty and charm with a stream and plenty of wildlife and unusual wildflowers as well as an ancient Motte and Bailey castle. The forest consists of a network of trails […]

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  • Free Entry
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Open All Year
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  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Activity & Adventure

Culmstock Beacon

High on the southwest point of Blackdown Common is Culmstock Beacon. It is one of a chain of Elizabethan beacons used for lighting fires to warn of advancing enemies, for example, The Spanish Armada. The beehive-shaped structure was built of flint. It was rebuilt in 1870 after the collapse of the earlier one. Culmstock Beacon […]

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  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year
  • Viewpoint

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  • Viewpoint

Winsford Hill

Winsford Hill is a heath-covered common with three Bronze Age Wambarrows and good views to Dunkery, Dartmoor and the Blackdown Hills. 

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  • Viewpoint

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  • Historic Monument
  • Outdoor
  • Place of Interest
  • Viewpoint
  • Nature and Wildlife