A characterful market town set in the East Devon countryside, Honiton grew around the cloth and lace industry - its industry creating Queen Victoria’s wedding dress. Its streets, lined with Georgian houses, quirky shops and galleries, are a joy to explore. Our Honiton accommodation is perfect for discovering the many charms this town has to offer and the nearby Blackdown Hills AONB as well as Exeter and the Jurassic Coast.
Why visit Honiton?
Honiton is a wonderful place to browse and look around, with its Georgian architecture, thrice-weekly markets and selection of craft shops, antique dealers and galleries. It’s set in a slice of gorgeous countryside, with several trails leading from the town into the surrounding Blackdown Hills and East Devon AONBs.
Things to do in Honiton:
Honiton is famous for its Hot Pennies Day, which dates back to the 13th century when pennies are thrown from buildings into the streets below. The Honiton Agricultural Show is another highlight, alongside the biannual Honiton Festival and October’s town carnival.
Why stay in a Honiton cottage?
Our Honiton self-catering cottages offer the perfect base for those looking to explore both Devon and Dorset, with the Jurassic Coast just 10 miles away and Exeter a half-hour away (be sure to check out our other Devon holiday cottages if you fancy staying a bit closer!). Choose from cosy cottages, restored barns and even shepherds’ huts among our hand-picked selection of accommodation.
Three must see things in Honiton:
- Delve into Honiton’s lace-making history at the Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities
- Take in the magnificent views over Honiton from Roundball Wood, a semi-ancient woodland
- The Thelma Hulbert Gallery offers contemporary arts and crafts in a gorgeous Grade II-listed townhouse setting