Tiverton in Winter
Tiverton is the ideal location for a winter break; surrounded by beautiful Devon countryside, buzzing with independent boutiques and eateries, and with a treasure trove of history waiting to be discovered.
Shop the four quarters
Explore Tiverton’s four shopping quarters to discover a wealth of unique independent boutiques and gift shops to complete your Christmas shopping, including a number of antiques shops and art galleries. Don’t miss the historic Tiverton Pannier Market which features homemade crafts, local produce and a regular farmer’s market. You can shop with peace of mind in Tiverton with extra measures throughout the town to make your browsing experience a safe one. Once you’ve worked up an appetite stop for a bite to eat in one of the town’s many inviting eateries, including several new additions this year. Freshly brewed coffee and homemade cake, delicious lunches and sumptuous evening meals are all on offer in Tiverton. After a day of retail therapy, wrap up warm for an evening stroll down to the river to admire the festive lights reflecting in the water.
Explore the countryside
Nestled in the Exe Valley, just a short trip from Exmoor, there are plenty of walking routes to explore around Tiverton, so bring your walking boots! The Grand Western Canal, sitting just above the town, looks as beautiful as ever with winter tree branches leaning over the water, views out across the fields and local wildlife to be spotted making their preparations for the colder months. Paddle boarding has become more popular than ever this summer and there’s no reason to let the changing seasons stop you. We have 11 ¾ miles of calm waters for you to explore starting right here in Tiverton. Zip up your winter wetsuit and get a day permit from the Canal Ranger Service to paddle the canal at your leisure. With several dog-friendly hotels, guest houses and eateries in the town it’s the perfect place for a trip with your pooch.
Look to the past
Tiverton has a rich and varied heritage. Pay a visit to Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, which is full of quirky objects that tell the stories of the people of Mid Devon, then follow the Merchants’ and West Exe Trails around the town to discover the historical buildings, including Tiverton Castle and the impressive St. Peter’s Church.
Have a look at the Tiverton page for more inspiration. Travel might be tricky this year so why not plan ahead to visit next winter and create a wishlist to save your favourite walk routes, shops, attractions and places to eat.