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Local area- things to do


Crediton things to do

Shobrooke Park-The park is a grade 2 listed park and gardens with fishing lakes. and miles of beautiful parklands to walk through:

Crediton Farmers Market- 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, people travel from far and wide for the great selection of organic meat, vegetables, cheese, preserves and other locally produced products and crafts.

Sandford orchards- our local cider makers based right here in Crediton. Book yourself on to a tour and tasting of this delicious local cider:

Quicke's Dairy- Excellent dairy, cheese making and farm shop.

Exe Valley Farm shop- Based in Thorverton:

Days out with children

Crealy Adventure Park- Year-round adventure park

Devon Railway Centre- is a popular Devon tourist attraction which offers a unique railway experience and boasts a host of attractions in one location. We offer an interactive fun filled day out. Our railways give unlimited train rides around the centre and opportunities for you to become involved! Children can clip the tickets and wave the flag to start our trains.

Wildwood Escot- A place of great natural beauty. It retains its role as a family home and is increasingly a flourishing centre of rural enterprise but also has a wonderful range of activities for children such as woodland walks and play areas.

Greeendale- Farm shop and Cafe and animals to come and visit on Sidmouth road Exeter:

Other places to visit

Tiverton Canal- As the last remaining Horse Drawn Canal Boat (aka a barge) in Devon, and one of the last in the whole of the UK, a trip on the “Tivertonian” offers a truly unique and memorable living heritage experience. When you visit us, you and your family will experience a naturally, environmentally friendly horse drawn canal boat trip. Just relax, as our crew and large heavy horses, Ross, George or Brindley take you on a historic journey, 200 years into the past, at 2 mph... to a way of life before the invention of steam trains. The Tivertonian is a wide beam 75-seater horse-drawn barge and is traditionally painted with canal art known as roses and castles. The boat operates public trips on a regular timetable during the daytime from 1st April to 31st October. Our canal boat is also available for private hire during the day and evenings.

So if you're looking for things to do in Devon, book your trip on our barge today!

Gardens to visit in Devon

Killerton House and Garden- 11th Century house with glorious hillside garden and renowned Killerton dress collection exploring fabulous and luxurious dresses of the past 200 years. Killerton House built in 1778-9 brings to life the generations of Aclands, one of Devon's oldest families and the garden created by John Veitch is a real gem with rhododendrons, magnolias and rare trees surrounded by glorious rolling Devon countryside.

Knightshayes Court- Striking Victorian Gothic mansion with richly decorated interior set within one of Devon's finest gardens which is renowned for its rare trees and shrubs. The restored and fully productive organic kitchen garden is a treat for everyone who enjoys local produce.

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens- Devon's most magnificent historical gardens, the park is home to many beautiful and rare species collected from around the world and houses a spectacular palm house. Also plenty of activities s for families with an all year ice rink, narrow gauge railway, museum and numerous play areas.

RHS Rosemoor- A garden of intoxicating beauty, meticulously crafted and planted retaining the essence of rural North Devon within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded sides.

Castles to visit when in Devon

Castle drogo A dramatic granite castle commanding spectacular views of Dartmoor. An architectural gem with formal gardens and hillside walks:

Okehampton Castle- Ruins of the largest castle in Devon in an outstandingly picturesque setting on a wooded spur above the rushing river Okement. Okehampton castle is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and boasts a Norman motte and the jagged remains of the keep.

Closed November - March:

Tiverton Castle- Few buildings evoke such a feeling of history as venerable Tiverton Castle.

The first mention of Tiverton is in King Alfred`s will of 885. He owned the manor of Tiverton and died in 899. By 1066 it was owned by Princess Gytha, King Harold`s mother, but William the Conqueror took possession of it. Originally built in 1106 by order of Henry I, and later rebuilt and much enlarged in the 13th and 14th centuries, Tiverton Castle was once home of the powerful medieval Earls of Devon and of a Plantagenet Princess. With later additions and alterations down the centuries all periods of architecture from medieval to modern can be seen, with beautiful walled gardens within the romantic ruins. Besieged during the English Civil War by General Sir Thomas Fairfax, it fell due to a lucky shot hitting a drawbridge chain. This was the only time in its long history that it saw battle.

Powderham Castle- A magnificent medieval castle, home to the Earls of Devon for over 600 years. The castle is set in wonderful parkland which is home to 600 deer.

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