Tiverton is the administrative town for mid-Devon and stands on the Rivers Exe and Lowman. It has a long and interesting history, with a Roman Fort and Iron Age hill forts both uncovered in the area. Once a flourishing woollen trading town, many fine buildings were built by the local merchants including a chapel at St Peter’s Parish Church and the Blundell’s School. With the arrival of mechanism during the Industrial Revolution, the wool trade went into decline. The main local trade is now farming. The town has a pleasant centre with supermarkets, banks and independent shops. Tiverton makes a great base for exploring the area from a comfortable holiday rental.
The gentle rolling countryside makes Devon very popular with walkers and mountain bikers. There are many waymarked paths which are traffic free, including the South West Coastal Path which runs around the entire coastline. The Exe Valley is an area of outstanding beauty best explored at a slow pace.Dining Out
The local pubs close to your Tiverton holiday rental are the best place to eat out. Home-cooked food is served in generous portions including the locally raised lamb and Devon clotted cream and ice cream.Play Golf
There are several golf courses near Tiverton including the Tiverton Golf Club just 2 miles away. Padbrook Park Golf Club is a little further away and welcomes visiting golfers.
Built way back in 1106 by Henry I, this former home to the powerful Earls of Devon is now a romantic ruin. This Ancient Monument is still the home of the Gordon family. The castle and walled gardens are open to the public from Easter until October.
This fascinating museum captures the social, agricultural, transport and historic aspects of Tiverton over the centuries. Climb into the cab of the Tivvy Bumper locomotive, see old farm equipment such as ploughs and an 1870 Box Waggon, visit a typical Cottage Parlour and see a model of the nearby Roman fort.Exeter
Exeter is worthy of a full day of exploration and is just 12 miles from your Tiverton holiday home rental. Take a guided tour around the compact city to learn the history behind the old buildings; explore the historic Cathedral which dates back to 1050 and the visit the Guildhall which is the oldest municipal building still in use in England.
Located in the southwest of England, the area around Tiverton generally has mild winters and reasonably warm, sunny summers with occasional showers. Average daily high temperatures throughout the year range from 7-20°C (44-69°F) with the heaviest rain showers between October and January.
Your holiday rental in Tiverton is just 12 miles from Exeter Airport, for those who want to fly down to the Devon area. Rail links are also excellent from all over the country to Tiverton Parkway Station which is less than a mile away. It is advisable to rent a car to fully explore the area.