Cullompton, Devon

Cullompton is a small and quiet market town on the River Culm not far from Tiverton and Exeter. It’s fine for a little poke about, a browse round the shops and maybe a stop for tea and cake at The Bakehouse. What you’ll notice is that there’s a good sense of community here, a lot of people know each other and they stop to chat in the street; there’s a monthly Farmer’s Market and several shops sell local wares and produce.

There are a lot of historic buildings in the parish – over 90 are Grade II listed and seven of those are in Cullompton town centre, which is actually a conservation area. Worth stopping to look at are the 15th century church with its imposing 120ft sandstone tower and the 17th century house called The Walronds, which is used for event hire. There’s a Town Trail, which starts at The Bull Ring where cattle markets took place until 1918, and takes you along the Mill Leat, past a Spanish style Roman Catholic Church and back to town. Nearby you can have family fun and adventure at The Bear Trail, explore Killerton House (NT) and climb to the top of Culm Beacon for staggering views across the Blackdown Hills.

Take your basket when you go to Cullompton; pop in the award winning butchers and pick up something good for the barbecue or for breakfast the next day.

All information correct at the time of writing

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