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Tiverton - Historic Town
Tiverton was once the industrial centre of  Devon, mainly fabrics. The fine old merchants buildings in the town remain along with Tiverton Castle, worth a visit, and the canal which has boat trips, horse drawn. Buildings of note include St Peter's Church and the council offices. The town has a small, but busy, shopping centre, with some out of town shops. Local cinema.

exmoor

Exmoor National Park

Exmoor is one of the special areas of Britain that is protected for the enjoyment of everyone.
Located in the heart of the West Country in the counties of Devon and Somerset, Exmoor invites you to relax and enjoy the stunning beauty of its diverse landscape and coastline.

Click here to visit the Exmoor National
Park Authority Website



Bickleigh Mill
Devonshires Country Living Centre
Bickleigh Mill is at the centre of one of the prettiest villages in the Exe valley. When you're passing, make a point of calling in to choose some refreshment from our menu of freshly prepared and locally produced food. Afterwards take a leisurely stroll around the mill workings and browse in our gallery and craft displays or indulge yourself by selecting something from our excellent clothes shop
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Knightshayes Court
 Designed by William Burges and begun in 1869, Knightshayes is a rare survival of his work. The rich interiors combine medieval romanticism with lavish Victorian decoration, and the smoking and billiard rooms, elegant boudoir and drawing room all give an atmospheric insight into grand country house life. The celebrated garden features a water lily pool and topiary, fine specimen trees, rare shrubs and delightful seasonal colours. Attractive woodland walks lead through the grounds

knightshayes 

  • Tiverton 01884 254665
  • 14 March to 1st Nov: (House is closed on Fridays)
  • 2miles north of Tiverton at Bolham
  • Fully licensed restaurant, tea room, shop and plant centre.
  • Disabled facilities

Tiverton Museum
 Becks Square, Tiverton, Devon, Tel: 01884 256295
Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life has a collection of items from Mod Devon including the 'Tivvy Bumper' GWR steam engine and many more items from locl history from farming to lace making

nTiverton Canal
Experience the enchantment of travel aboard a horse-drawn barge, where the stillness of progress is only interrupted by ripples from the bow. The mellow clip-clop of the barge horse mingles with the harvest's aroma so awakening memories of those lazy days of summer from a bygone era.As the barge silently journeys onward, rippling water filters amongst the waterlilies where Mallards, Coots and Moorhens jostle for supremacy beneath hovering dragonflies.
Open March - September. Signposted from Tiverton town centre. Tel 01884 253345

tiverton canal

Bampton
Historic market town with lots to explore. Local produce can be purchased in one of the many shops and a real Devon cream tea can be had in one of the cafes or have lunch in one of the indepentantly run pubs and restaurants. Visit the Bampton Heritage Centre inside the towns Grade I listed church.


RHS Rosemoor Gardens
Great Torrington, Devon. EX38 8PH
01805 624067.
Beautiful Gardens nestled in a Devon valley, many special events and themes orgainsed throughout the year. There is a Garden Kitchen open for hot food and Sunday carvery, the Wisteria Tea Room and The Shepherds Rest for lighter refreshments as well as a Shop and Plant centre




Yearlstone Vineyard Bickleigh EX16 8RL.
01884 855700.
Three hectare vineyard in spectacular setting over the River Exe, 4
miles south of Tiverton on the A396.
100,000 litre capacity winery, also Charlotte's Kitchen, popular cafe
with terraced seating looking over the vines.
Self guided tours of vineyard & winery available, and group tours
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 Linda Hill  
Quoit-at-Cross,
Stoodleigh,
Tiverton,
Devon,
EX16 9PJ.
Tel: 01398 351280
Email: quoit-at-cross@hotmail.co.uk

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