Nestled alongside the River Creedy, Crediton is a great base from which to explore all of Devon and is within easy reach of Devon’s vibrant capital city Exeter. With a warm community feel and its location in the heart of the county, a holiday in Crediton is sure to be one that you will adore.
The hearty farmers’ market consistently draws great crowds, as it features the finest local produce, including locally reared meats and home-made cakes and condiments, to mention just a few. The stallholders are all very welcoming and friendly and will be happy to advise you on the best methods for cooking or eating their goods! Occurring on the first and third Saturday of the month, the colourful market is a must visit, perfect for picking up souvenirs of your Crediton holiday to take home to your friends and family or for tasty treats you can consume back at your accommodation.
The town centre is also bustling and full of lovely little independent shops and cafes. One of the most notable stores is the Community Bookshop, which since the retirement of its owner has seen support from the well-known, local author Michael Morpurgo. Not only will you find a fascinating selection of books but the shop is also the Tourist Information Point for Crediton and specialises in maps and guides of Devon.
Crediton Parish Church is a spectacular building, which is more like a cathedral due to its size and grandeur. It has a certain prominence in the town and due to its historical importance, attracts thousands of visitors through the year. You will also find references to St Boniface throughout the town, who was born in Crediton circa 672 and was the first European patron saint of both Germany and the Netherlands.
There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in the area, including golf, fishing and horse riding, whilst further afield you can enjoy the vastly contrasting coastlines of the North and South coast. You can visit seaside towns such as Exmouth and Dawlish for quality days out beside the sea or travel a little further to enjoy the cosmopolitan feel of the English Riviera.
the colourful market is a must visit, perfect for picking up souvenirs of your Crediton holiday
You’ll also be within a half an hour drive from Haldon Forest, which offers some of the best routes for off road cycling as well as walking and a number of picturesque spots for picnics. Lovers of the great outdoors will also want to visit the Go Ape centre, where you can swing from the tree tops with a variety of zip wire experiences.
When choosing a Mid Devon holiday, you won’t be disappointed with our wide range of accommodation in Crediton. From cosy cottages and B&Bs to comfortable hotels, there will be something to suit you in our collection!