1, Exeter to Tiverton


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7 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

70 minutes

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Tiverton has a quirky connection to the world of literature through the Tiverton Literary and Scientific Institution, founded in 1805. It is said that the author Mary Shelley, best known for "Frankenstein," attended lectures at this institution during her stay in Tiverton, adding a literary touch to the town's history.

Journey Overview

A trip from Exeter to Tiverton is an escape from the fun-filled retail therapy, hustle and bustle of vibrant city life into twisting and turning country roads traversing classic Devon rural bliss.

This is a journey that passes through charming villages with historic cottages and manicured gardens not long after saying ‘farewell’ to the pulsating city landscape. Down tree-lined roads winding through the picturesque countryside, offering glimpses of heathland, meadows, and the serene River Exe, of which the bus straddles and crosses, alongside the main Great Western Railway line – it’s an entrancing ride, made more fascinating as Cullompton approaches set close to the River Culm.

There are great views of the fabulous St. Andrew’s Church in Cullompton, the steeple profoundly overlooking fabulous countryside around it. The architecture in Fore Street, where the bus stops, is lovely, with some mock-tudor buildings overlooking independent shops. The journey continues to the tranquil old village of Willand, with its narrow streets and turns, but where open fields and traditional pastel, blue, cream and yellow coloured cottages and bungalows with well kept gardens, contribute to the classic picture postcard panorama.

Throughout this fun-packed trip, customers may encounter glimpses of historical landmarks and architectural gems, enriching the scenic tapestry. This bus journey encapsulates the essence of Devon’s diverse beauty, seamlessly transitioning from urban charm to idyllic countryside before climaxing in Tiverton Bus Station, which has a quaint feel with a coffee shop, alongside big brands such as Marks & Spencer and the Premier Inn hotel. This is a fascinating journey of quirks, fab scenery and plenty of places of interest to stop off and visit.

A Fab Day Out!

The Exeter to Tiverton bus journey promises a trip filled with diverse experiences, fun activities and things to do.

The journey unfolds through the market town of Cullompton, where you can visit some of the cities local charm by visiting St Andrew’s Church and enjoying the quaint shops and cafes surrounding such as, The Bakehouse or The Lime Tree.

A stop in Willand introduces you to the peaceful countryside, offering an opportunity for a leisurely stroll through the village and perhaps a visit to The Halfway House, a traditional local pub.

Arriving in Tiverton, explore the town’s deep history at the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, providing insights into the region’s heritage. Or adventure through the medieval charm of Tiverton Castle and its surrounding gardens, featuring a statue of Alice Through the Looking Glass, a tribute to Lewis Carroll. If there’s a game on, why not pay Tiverton Town a visit – they play in the Southern League Premier Division South.

Nature enthusiasts can unwind at the Grand Western Canal Country Park, where a walk along the towpath or a boat ride amidst lush greenery awaits. Complete your day by visiting the local Tiverton Pannier Market, where vendors offer fresh produce, handmade crafts, and a vibrant atmosphere.

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