Chudleigh

Chudleigh, Devon

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Chudleigh, Dartmoor
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This captivating and charming town has a vast history dating back over thousands of years. Prehistoric remains have been found in the caves at Rock, while an Iron Age hillfort overlooks the pretty town. Today the town of Chudleigh is thriving and is an ideal base for your holiday if you want to explore the region of South Devon.

History of Chudleigh

The origins of Chudleigh town are Saxon, and you can still see some of the original place names there today. After the Norman Conquest the town grew in importance, finally being granted a charter for an annual fair by King Edward II in 1309.

As the town grew it became a centre for wool production, but disaster struck in 1807 when a huge fire destroyed two thirds of the town. Chudleigh’s position on the main coaching route between the cities of Exeter and Plymouth kept the town alive (and, thanks to the many ale houses and taverns that opened up, quite rowdy at times).

Things to do in Chudleigh

The entire area in and around Chudleigh is a walker's paradise with glorious views to be admired. If you’re feeling a little more energetic then you could make the short journey to Dartmoor National Park to try your hand at rock climbing, go kayaking on the nearby River Teign, mountain biking or trekking around the area. 

Where to stay in Chudleigh

The gorgeous area of Chudleigh provides great options when choosing accommodation for your holiday in South Devon. With farmhouses full of character for you and your loved ones to rest in, cosy self catering accommodation for a romantic trip and even a beautiful holiday park for a family stay. Finlake Holiday Resort boasts luxury holiday homes, a fully kitted gym complex and a thrilling waterpark for guests to enjoy. 

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