A pretty and tranquil small town, Cullompton has remained unspoilt despite being a popular holiday destination for many UK and overseas visitors over the past few decades. Located along the River Culm, Cullompton stretches seven miles down the riverside and has some of the finest countryside and scenery in Mid Devon. Only now is Cullompton starting to realise its potential for being a top holiday destination in the South West.
With a rich history, Cullompton has a lot of original character and charm on show in the town. With stunning architecture like St Andrew’s, a 15th century Gothic church with a wagon roof, 100 foot tower overlooking the town and the inside of the church being home to some beautiful carvings and one of the longest Jacobean Gallery’s in Devon, this local landmark has hundreds of visitors each year.
Famed for its textile and paper mills, which date back to the 1700s, Cullompton still has working mills in the area today. Take a visit to places like the Coldharbour Mill Museum, in the small village of Uffculme just outside of Cullompton. Here you can learn about the history of the milling industry, listen to how the industry changed with the introduction of machinery and step back in time to hear about the terrible working conditions of the mill employees, many of whom were young children.
For those looking to explore the whole of Devon, Cullompton is a great base to be able to visit a variety of different places throughout the county. To the south you have quaint seaside towns, such as Beer and Seaton, perfect for enjoying an ice cream or for a leisurely family stroll along the sandy beaches; whilst to the North of Cullompton, you have more rugged scenery and towns such as Barnstaple and Bideford with a history of their own.
With Exeter on the doorstep, there is plenty of retail therapy available. From the larger chain stores in the city shopping centres, Princesshay and Guildhall, to the boutique shops hidden down the smaller streets off of the main high street. If you prefer a more local shopping experience, Cullompton itself has a selection of independent family run stores full of hidden treasures. Also with an award-winning local farmers’ market held on the 2nd Saturday of every month and street markets held in the Higher Bull Ring and independent pannier market every Wednesday you will find plenty of local produce to enjoy.
For those looking to explore the whole of Devon, Cullompton is a great base to be able to visit a variety of different places throughout the county
For a trip back through history a holiday in Cullompton could be just what you’re looking for. With the many different experiences and days out to choose from in the local area, Cullompton really is a great holiday destination for everyone. We have a great selection of accommodation to choose from in the area from charming cottages to B&Bs to luxury hotels.