Tiverton Area Guide

About Tiverton & the Surrounding Area

Tiverton is the biggest town in Mid Devon and the fourth largest in Devon. Situated next to the A361 North Devon Link Road it has excellent access to both the North and South Devon coastlines as well as Dartmoor and Exmoor.

The town lies close to Junction 27 of the M5 and near to the mainline Tiverton Parkway Station affording access to frequent high speed trains to London Paddington and the National Rail network.

A picturesque market town offering a good selection of shops Tiverton is surrounded by rolling green hills and river valleys making it the ideal choice for those looking for a quiet life within easy access of the rest of Devon.

On the outskirts of Tiverton lies the Grand Western Canal with an amazing 24 bridges along its 11-mile stretch, with pleasant walking along the towpath, or trips afloat on gaily painted barges drawn by magnificent shire horses, courtesy of the Tiverton Canal Co.

Tiverton has a great selection of interesting shops, while countless bargains can be found at the varied markets of the recently restored historic Pannier Market including a Farmer’s Market on the third Wednesday of each month.

Events in Tiverton include the annual Mid Devon Show in July and the Tiverton Hot Air Balloon Festival. Knightshayes Court (National Trust) is an attractive Victorian mansion designed by flamboyant William Burges in the late 19th century.

For more details on the town visit http://www.tivertontowncouncil.gov.uk/
Blundell’s School, an independent coeducational day and boarding school
Bolham Primary School
The Castle Primary School
East Anstey County Primary School
Halberton Primary School
Heathcoat Primary School
Petroc College, formerly East Devon College, a further education college sharing a campus with Tiverton High School
Rackenford Primary School
St John’s Roman Catholic Primary School
Tidcombe Primary School
Tiverton High School, the local community secondary school and a specialist visual arts college
Two Moors Primary School

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