Visit Mid Devon… for a history hit
Visit Mid Devon for a history hit and immerse yourself in the region’s rich and varied history. From Roman occupation, through prosperous wool trade years to more recent industrial heritage.
Explore Mid Devon’s industrial past
Start a long weekend by spending a morning in Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life getting a glimpse of what life was like for the people of Mid Devon through the ages. In the afternoon discover more about the cloth trade in the Culm Valley by spending a few hours following the Cullompton town trail before experiencing the sights and sounds of the Industrial Revolution at working wool museum Coldharbour Mill in Uffculme.
Discover the heritage of Bampton and Crediton
In the morning pop over to Crediton for a visit to their museum where you’ll learn more about the town and surrounding villages before heading off on a town heritage trail to find out about the links to St Boniface and pay a visit to the grand Holy Cross Parish Church. Head to Bampton via the historic Fursdon House, Georgian manor and seat of the Fursdons for 750 years, stopping off to take a stroll up to the Iron Age Cadbury Castle Hillfort. In Bampton make your way to the Bampton Heritage and Visitor Centre, located in St Michael and All Angels Church, where you’ll find local artefacts, oral histories and learn about the impact of the railway in the area. Plan ahead to join in with one of their guided town trails or pick up a free leaflet for a self-guided trail. Before you leave take in the view of the town from the top of the Norman Castle Motte.
Visit a castle
On Sunday morning set off for a wander round Tiverton with a free copy of the West Exe Trail to see the influence of the Heathcoat family before heading to their Victorian gothic home Knightshayes, overlooking the town and now owned by National Trust. After lunch visit Tiverton Castle which dates back to 1106 and was once home to medieval Earls and a Plantagenet Princess.
Remember to check witth individual attractions for any changes to opening before travelling.