Crediton Hotels and Guest Houses
The New Inn
4 miles from Crediton
Coleford, Crediton, EX17 5BZ · Map
Phone: +44 (0)1363 84242
Score 9.3 from 111 reviews
Single from: £72.00
Double from: £72.00
per room per night
The town and civil parish of Crediton is located in the county of Devon England. The town is located between two steep hills on the narrow vale of the River Creedy. The Crediton area was settled sometime prior to 672. This date is the first known date of the settlement because of the birth of Saint Boniface who was born in this area. Even in 1086 during the Domesday survey the area was still uncultivated but within two hundred years the area was far more prosperous with twelve prebends of the collegiate church that included a house and farmland. Thanks to its location there are many things for visitors to do in the Crediton area.
Located about 8 miles outside of Crediton in the Christow area is the Canonteign Falls. Located in the breathtaking Teign Valley the Canonteign Falls was once the home of the Vice Admiral of England Exmouth. These falls are the highest in England. The outdoors person can enjoy one of the three color coded walkways. These codes let you know how strenuous the walk will be so that you can choose the appropriate path for your fitness level. There are also seven interconnecting lakes and visitors can see a wide array of wildlife. You can also enjoy the wonderful grassy meadows that are filled with wildflowers including irises and orchids. Before you leave the falls stop in at the cafe and get a tasty meal or check out the gift shop which sells local craftwork.
Another interesting place to visit during your stay at Crediton is the nearby underground passages in Exeter. These passages have recently been reopened and contain a variety of different exhibits for visitors to enjoy. Their original purpose was simple; they were built as a way to help bring natural drinking water into the city. The stories surrounding the passages are much more entertaining though. From smuggling operations to being escape passages for priests and nuns these stories bring entertainment and excitement to the tour. These guided tours will help you enjoy the history of these types of pipes, which are the only ones in existence open to the public, and ensure that you make your way safely.
After you've visited the underground passages check out the Exiter Cathedral. This is one of the most beautiful medieval cathedrals in England and is a fine example of the decorated Gothic architecture. It is dominated by two Norman towers. Inside you'll find a wonderful old organ that has been in place since 1665 as well as full length figures of saints including Sidwel, a local saint. There are daily services that locals and visitors alike can attend.
Once back in Crediton be sure to check out their own church. The Church of the Holy Cross, also known as the Church of the Holy Cross and the Mother of Him who hung thereon, is the local parish church. Founded during the early history of the town it was the Bishop's see until 1050 when the see moved to Exeter. The Bishop may have moved his see but retained a palace in Crediton, which was once located a little north-east of the church. This church is a wonderful architectural example of the ancient churches, even though it is not the original building. This building does date back to the 1100s when the collegiate churches became so popular.
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