Like most rural towns, not a lot goes on in Tiverton but it’s a pleasant place to go for a mooch around, especially if you head down to the Grand Western Canal basin where you can take a trip down memory lane on one of the few remaining horse drawn barges in the country. Stroll or cycle along the towpath, indulge in a cream tea at the Canal Tea Room and Garden, or climb on board Ducks Ditty floating café bar for a drink.
In the middle of town there’s a mix of mostly family run shops, with a few of the big names that you see on all high streets, and once a week there’s a buzz in the historic Pannier Market when local producers and artisans set their stalls up to sell all manner of goodies. The choice of places to eat in Tiverton is surprisingly diverse, with Frou Frou serving tasty European-French fare, Pho Nam dishing up excellent Vietnamese food, and The Great British Takeaway keeping everyone happy with the nation’s favourite – fish and chips.
What else can you do here? Visit the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, Tiverton Castle built in 1106, and nearby Knightshayes Court.
All information correct at the time of writing