Tiverton is an ancient market town in a wonderfully unspoilt area of Mid Devon. Stunning beaches, wild moors and romantic castles are easily reached from Tiverton holiday cottages, which often have spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The town centre is home to some of Devon’s most interesting historical architecture and a charming selection of cafes, restaurants, pubs and independent shops. Take a stroll to the thriving pannier market, where the area’s best producers sell fresh meat, cheese and vegetables. The Exe and Lowman Rivers and The Grand Western Canal meander through Tiverton. Originally built for shipping lime, the 11-mile canal is now a unique natural environment, home to rare wildlife, including dragonflies and arrowhead. Wander along the towpath or climb aboard one of Tiverton Canal Co.’s shire horse-drawn barges. If you’re feeling energetic, follow the cycle path to the Somerset border, passing eight miles of gently rolling countryside. Don’t leave your Tiverton holiday cottage without seeing the magnificent royal fortress of Tiverton Castle, or the 11th century Bickleigh Castle, featuring lovely moated gardens.

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Holiday cottages in Tiverton are perfectly positioned for exploring the beautiful county of Devon. A short distance to the north is Exmoor National Park, a tranquil expanse of windswept moorland, rugged coast and enchanting woodland, scattered with pretty towns and villages and cosy, country pubs. A little further west are the fine, sandy beaches of North Devon, including Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe, where surfing, sunbathing and sandcastle-building are popular. A short distance south of Tiverton is the city of Exeter, where magnificent architecture, unique shops and an exciting food scene await discovery. For more beaches, the seaside resorts of Sidmouth, Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Beer and Seaton are well worth a visit for a day or half-day. Tiverton and its surrounding villages host a variety of events, including the Mid Devon Show, where rural traditions are celebrated, and, in Tiverton itself, an excellent farmers’ market, on the third Wednesday of the month, perfect for picking up tasty local produce for dinner back in your Tiverton holiday cottage.