Cullompton is a town full of charm and history. It is known locally as the gateway to the Culm Valley, much of which falls within the Blackdown Hills Natural Landscape (AONB) and really does live up to this status. Walkers and those that love being outdoors will find a real haven in this part of Devon with the myriad of footpaths, cycle tracks and bridleways that meander across the surrounding countryside. For the history fans, there is also a Heritage Trail which starts at the centre of Cullompton town and then leads you around the various landmarks that can be found there, allowing you to get out and about and explore without leaving civilisation.

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Located close to Exeter with its vibrant social calendar and Tiverton, with its immense history and unique attractions, Cullompton is a great place to base yourself for your Devon break. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and set in the tranquil Culm Valley where you can enjoy peace and quiet and spend your days spotting the various wildlife that call this area of Devon home.

Perhaps the most impressive part of Cullompton is the historic buildings that can be found dotted around town. St Andew’s Church is one such landmark, you can’t miss the sandstone tower which is said to stand at 120 feet and dominates much of the horizon. The church was built back when wool was the main town industry and is a wealth of fascinating architectural choices, such as the wagon roof and the various colours used in it’s construction. Other important historical landmarks that really make Cullompton stand out include the alms houses that are still dotted around the town, the Old Bull Ring, the various mills and the Waldron’s Manor House. All of which are a draw for tourists and history fans. The town is also home to a very rare oak Golgotha of medieval origin. Although it looks like stone, the original material is wood and carved with skills and bones which would have supported the base of a medieval cross. Many believe this to be the only remaining example of a medieval Golgotha left in the world, so it is well worth seeking out when in town.

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Cullompton features a traditional high street with a mix of independent and recognisable shops, as well as regular markets featuring the incredible local produce of the area. This part of Devon is a haven for anyone who loves food, delicious locally produced foods are sold at markets and stores around the town, often by the very people who grew, reared or baked it! The town’s farmer’s market has won many awards and there are regularly held pannier markets and street markets, giving you ample chance to sample the great fruit, veg, dairy and meat that this part of Devon is famous for.

For those of you visiting or staying in Cullompton but wanting to explore the wider Mid-Devon area, the town is accessible via the road and public transport networks and being close to both Exeter and Tiverton, gives you excellent chances to explore both the city and the large town and the surrounding towns, villages and countryside. The Culm Valley itself has lots of interesting features which are also easily accessible from Cullompton, including Bickleigh Castle and Killerton House, which are both just a few miles away from the town centre.

Cullompton is the idea place for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life, while also be close enough to be able to enjoy the city of Exeter.

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