Take a break with a leisurely day or two touring through the Devon lanes. See website link for examples of routes and tours:
The City of Exeter – 9 miles
Home of Exeter Cathedral, The Exeter Chiefs, film location for Rosamunde Pilcher books, Michael Caines Abode Restaurant, fantastic shopping and close to beautiful coastlines, seaside towns and luscious forests known for great biking, walking and outdoor activities to suit all.
National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (NT) – 8 miles
Glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland, fine 18th-century house with renowned historical fashion collection.
National Trust Knightshayes Court – 6 miles
With acres of glorious gardens and parkland, surrounding a spectacular Gothic Revival house, Knightshayes is the complete country gentleman’s dream.
Powderham Castle – home of the Earl of Devon – 15 miles
For locals and visitors to Devon it is a ‘must see’ and with its many attractions – a wonderful family day out!
Exmoor National Park – 10 miles
Containing an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles). A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. Where high cliffs plunge into the Bristol Channel, and cosy pubs and tearooms offer delicious local produce.
Dartmoor National Park – 15 miles
From rare birds and butterflies, Neolithic monuments and ancient woodland, to tradition, folklore and farming on horseback, Dartmoor has it all. Leading the way for the arts, all things organic, a haven for literary greats and explorers, you will be walking in some awesome footsteps.
Tiverton Castle – home of the Gordon family – 4 miles
Originally built in 1106 by order of Henry I, and later rebuilt and much enlarged in the 13th and 14th centuries, it 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.
Tiverton Museum – 4 miles
Bronze Winner for Small Visitor Attraction 2013/14 at the South West Tourism Awards!
Bickleigh Mill – 12 mins walk
Bickleigh Mill is a restaurant and shop which is home to a 18th century historic working water Mill and blends the traditions of a bygone age with contemporary living and offers out of town shopping and dining in the most idyllic of settings.
Grand Western Canal – 4 miles
The Grand Western Canal Country Park and Local Nature Reserve meanders through beautiful mid-Devon countryside and quiet villages between Tiverton and Lowdwell.
The West Somerset Railway – 18 miles
First built in 1862, this is one of the longest steam-operated tracks (22.75-mile (36.6 km)) running between Bishops Lideard (near Taunton) and Minehead. The beautiful steam train passes the gently rolling Quantock hills and distant Exmoor, unspoilt villages and farms nestling in leafy lanes, the cliffs and coast of the Bristol Channel with views of distant South-Wales, confident Church Towers, Dunster’s imposing Castle and Minehead’s seaside charm.
The wide sandy beaches of Saunton and Woolacombe – 40 miles
Saunton Sands is a beach on the North Devon coast near Braunton, popular as a longboard surfing location and was the beach used in the video for the Robbie Williams song “Angels”.
Woolacombe holds the ‘England for Excellence Gold Award’ for best family resort and was voted the Best British Beach in the Mail On Sunday. This three-mile long stretch of golden sand has won both the blue flag and Premier Seaside Beach awards for it’s cleanliness, water quality and facilities.
Local riding facilities – 4 miles