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Tiverton, Devon
Written by Preetha Manivelan on July 18, 2020 Share on

9 Best Things To Do In Tiverton – Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Tiverton is one of the many picturesque towns in the county of Devon in the United Kingdom. Nestled beautifully in the breathtaking Exe Valley, Tiverton offers one of the best walking and cycling experiences. Right from the historical monuments like Tiverton Castle to the beautiful Tiverton Canal to the informative Tiverton Museum to the trendiest places for shopping like Pannier Market, Tiverton is a true beauty which gives you an all-round experience. For a chilled-out experience, there are a lot of cafes and restaurants at almost every street of Tiverton. Also, if you are someone who can easily get spellbound by looking at art galleries, then do plan accordingly as Tiverton has that as well, in addition to other attractions. To give you a lot more information about what you can do at Tiverton, we have handpicked 9 best things to do there. Keep reading!

Tiverton, Devon
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9 Best things to do at Tiverton

Though it is not possible for one to list out everything that this incredible town has, we have come up with the best 9 things that you could do on your trip to Tiverton. However, take a quick look at the below-mentioned things and create your to-do list in the best way possible.

  1. Knightshayes Court
  2. Tiverton Castle
  3. Devon Railway Centre
  4. Grand Western Canal Country Park
  5. Exe Valley Way
  6. Bickleigh Castle
  7. St Peter’s Church
  8. Pannier Market
  9. Mid Devon Show

1. Knightshayes Court

Standing as one of the finest houses in the town is Knightshayes Court, a Gothic Revival country house. It was built with the help of designs by William Burges. Since the work was stopped midway due to a few disputes between the architect and the client, Knightshayes Court was incomplete until National Trust took the work over in the year 1970. Later, many fittings were recovered and brought into form. Being situated amidst glorious gardens and parks, this building becomes an attractive place for the tourists to visit and stays on the top of 9 best things to do in Tiverton.

Knightshayes Court
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2. Tiverton Castle

Tiverton Castle is a building of history. It was originally built in the year 1106, respecting the order of Henry I. Later, a few changes were made and it was actually rebuilt to an enlarged version in the 13th and 14th centuries. Tiverton Castle was once the seat of the powerful Earls of Devon and also the Plantagenet Princess. Because of the developments over the centuries, the castle holds architecture from the medieval to modern times. In addition, this castle is also used for other public purposes including parties.

Tiverton Castle
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3. Devon Railway Centre

Are you a young railway fanatic? Then make Devon Railway Centre as a part of your itinerary. This attraction is located near the village of Bickleigh at the closed Cadeleigh Station. Want to know what this place is famous for? This centre is one of the places which has the largest collection of locomotives and artefacts including ‘Rebecca’ which is a German-built steam engine. There is also a miniature railway track where you can use the buttons to set the trains in motion. Sounds fun, right? Inside you will also have an impressive railway exhibition with 14 layouts and 40 trains running in different tracks at a time.

4. Grand Western Canal Country Park

Grand Western Canal Country Park was constructed in the early 1810s and served as a link between the English Channel and Bristol Channel when there were no railways. And, in the later 1970s, some area of this canal was changed into a Country Park. Whether you are looking for a walking experience or a riding experience, you will have the best here.

Grand Western Canal Country Park
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5. Exe Valley Way

Exe Valley Way is a long-distance route for those who would like to take a stroll and one of the best ways to explore the place. Moreover, it stretches from the Exe Estuary to the village of Exford of about 50 miles long. However, it is divided into 10 separate stages and made it more comfortable for the walkers.

Exe Valley Way
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6. Bickleigh Castle

Situated in the county of Devon and nestled near the River Exe, Bickleigh Castle is a beautiful attraction to visit. And one more interesting thing about this place is that people rent this castle for weddings. In addition, it also stays as a place where conferences and seminars are conducted. This fabulous castle is also used for a get together with friends and family, birthday parties, anniversaries and many more special occasions.

Bickleigh Castle
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7. St Peter’s Church

Constructed in the 11th century on the cliffs of River Exe, St Peter’s Church has gained so much importance over the years. Inside the church, you will have so many carvings in different forms and memorials including a tomb of a local merchant on the south wall and a Renaissance tomb on the north wall. Since it is located only a few metres away from Tiverton Castle, make sure you visit both the attractions on your trip.

St Peter’s Church
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8. Pannier Market

Tiverton Pannier Market is located in the centre of the town and offers a diverse variety of locally handcrafted goods. Half of what Pannier market sells is from Devon and surrounding counties. Unlike other local markets, this market’s building was built with full-length glass doors and looks really cool. And with many specialist traders coming here every week, there are a lot of things that you could buy here.

Pannier Market
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9. Mid Devon Show

Mid Devon Show is an agricultural extravaganza, held on the last Saturday in the month of July. This show will be enjoyed in the grounds of Knightshayes, with live entertainment, horticultural displays and many more. Here, you will be able to see some stunt shows, scurry racing, a vintage tractor parade and a display of heavy horses. Also, here you will have so many stalls for great shopping and eating experiences too.

Mid Devon Show
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Who wouldn’t want to visit such a beautiful town with everything one would want on their vacation? So, already started planning on visiting Tiverton after checking out these 9 best things mentioned above? If yes, head out to the website of Pickyourtrail to find out some amazing packages to Tiverton in England. You can also customize the itinerary if you would like. While you are there, we will make sure that you have an awesome vacation with 24*7 support via the Pickyourtrail application. Leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options.

Happy travelling!

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