Honiton Area Guide

Honiton Area Guide

At the gateway to Devon from the East Coast, Honiton is a lively market town boasting an unrivalled position to take advantage of both the dramatic southwest coast line and the undulating scenery of the nearby Blackdown Hills. Recent improvements to the A30/A303 have attracted people to the town as it makes commuting into Exeter and its surroundings much easier.

This attractive market town offers all the usual facilities with lots more besides It is regarded as the antique capital of the south west and has a strong local heritage with connections going far back into the history books. It is an ideal choice for those looking to settle into an active rural lifestyle with plenty of opportunities to get involved in local clubs and activities. A lively market town famous for Honiton lace and Honiton pottery, regarded as the antiques capital of the south west.

An important staging post on the Exeter – London route, Honiton’s scenic setting has changed little since 1724 when Daniel Defoe described the view from Honiton Hill as ‘the most beautiful landscape in the world’.

This attractive town is famous worldwide for its intricate finely crafted bobbin lace traditionally used in royal items such as Queen Victoria’s wedding dress, and more recently in Prince George’s christening gown.

Almost equally famous, Honiton Pottery with beautiful stylised designs is no longer made in the town, but collectable pieces can be found in the plethora of antique shops.
The countryside around Honiton boasts many local beauty spots including magnificent Iron Age Hembury Fort and Blackbury Camp, both carpeted with bluebells in late spring.

For more information on the town please visit http://www.visithoniton.com/

Farway Church of England Primary School
Honiton Primary School
Mill Water School
Offwell Church of England Primary School Honiton Community College
Mill Water School

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