Much of this area of Devon is designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated as it is between Dartmoor and Exmoor National Park, there are few places better to get close to nature and enjoy the tranquillity of rural life.
The hills, fertile valleys and woodlands found in Mid Devon teem with wildlife and are punctuated by farmland, quiet roads and traditional narrow, high banked Devon lanes, flower laden in springtime.
The Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty, which covers both Mid Devon and East Devon are one of the area's greatest gems. The hills have special qualities of unspoiled natural beauty and a rare sense of peace. A paradise for walkers and riders, a vast selection of footpaths and bridleways can be found here.
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Visit Tiverton, the largest town in Mid Devon, for echoes of the past including a romantic castle and horse-drawn barge trips on the idyllic Grand Western Canal. Occupying a strategic position on two rivers, the Exe and the Lowman, brought Tiverton wealth as a flourishing textile town, resulting in many fine buildings.
Crediton is a lively market town with a magnificent church and a famous saint, St Boniface. Crediton contains many local independent retailers, a refreshing antidote to High Street chains, and there is also a thriving farmers' market.
The peaceful country town of Cullompton is set within the tranquil Culm Valley, and boasts one of the UK's most magnificent churches. Located near Cullompton is the village of Broadclyst.
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Settled in the mid Devon countryside, the town of Tiverton steps you back to a simpler time, with romantic castles, historic houses, and horse drawn barges. Set on the banks of the Great Western Canal, the town is full of history and heritage to be...
The peaceful country town of Cullompton is set within the tranquil Culm Valley, and boasts one of the UK's most magnificent churches.
The Cullompton Heritage Trail starts at Tesco’s car park and leads you around town...
Crediton is a lively market town with an unusually magnificent church and a famous saint. It was once a wealthy woollen town, but even more important was its rich spiritual heritage, for St. Boniface was born here in 680 AD.
The East Devon parish of Broadhembury lies partly within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes the historic and picturesque village of Broadhembury and adjacent hamlets.
Bampton lies on the very edge of beautiful Exmoor National Park, and is dominated by its Motte dating back to 1067. It has an ancient charter fair and is a well-deserved regular winner of Britain in Bloom. Once a thriving wool town,...
Situated in the heart of the National Trust Killerton estate, Broadclyst boasts beautiful countryside and woodlands scattered with thatched cottages, steeped in local history.
The centre of the village is dominated by a very pretty village...
Eggesford is a small parish between Exmoor & Dartmoor. It is an ideal destination for those seeking peace and tranquility in beautiful and unspoilt Devon countryside.
Bickleigh is a picturesque village in the Exe valley on the main road between Exeter and Tiverton. It has lovely thatched cottages, a railway museum, gardens, a 14th century bridge, a working water mill, shopping and crafts centre.