Local Towns and Villages in Devon ~

Axminster

Distance: 5.4 Miles

Axminster is a lovely town holding markets in the small square every Thursday. It has great transport links with a main line to London Waterloo and a host of great restaurants, including the famous River Cottage canteen and deli by Hugh Fernley Whittingstall, right in the centre of town.

Beer

Distance: 9.4 Miles

Close to Seaton, this picturesque Devon town has a lovely beach and harbour with lots of little cafes to stop by for a Cream Tea. There is also a beautiful coastal walk from Seaton which is lovely for views across the coast. It’s also home to the famous caves once known for smuggling contraband and for that alone attracts many.

Branscombe

Distance: 11.3 Miles

Apparently the longest village in the country, it’s an incredibly picturesque area filled with thatched houses and a beautiful 12th century church. Located within East Devons Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and overlooks the Lyme Bay, it makes for a lovely visit, partially in the warmer months.

Colyton

Distance: 7 Miles

An ancient rebel town that has a church that has stood within the town since Saxon times. Rolling countryside hills and the river make this a very picure-esque spot. Be sure to take a tram ride into Seaton and catch views across Axmouth and the estuary. A great place for summer walks, cream tea stops and a must visit to the old tannery!

Honiton

Distance: 14.5 Miles

A lovely market town, built around the old Roman Road to Exeter (Fosse Way.) Honiton has been known for centuries for it’s Lace, pottery and gloves. A lovely town with a long, main high street with plenty of cafe’s and eateries. Also close by to the larger city of Exeter – great if you fancy a spot of shopping.

Seaton

Distance: 7.7 Miles

Another lovely, seaside town, once inhabited by Romans it’s history dates back far. This is the town linked to Colyton through the Tramway – a must visit once here to soak up the local scenery. There’s also a great walk (part of the UnderCliff walk) that runs from Seaton to Lyme Regis.

Uplyme

Distance: 1.5 Miles

Uplyme lies on the Devon and Dorset border and is considered an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Perfect for walks into Lyme Regis and the beach, as well as countryside strolls! The one village pub makes for a lovely Sunday Roast before heading out to explore the area.

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