Visit Crediton and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Crediton, Devon, is the main town of that tongue of sometimes almost fantastically red soil which stretches west from the Exe to Hatherleigh. Like so many other towns in lush vales in the West Country, Crediton was an early Anglo-Saxon settlement. It was said to be the birthplace in c. 680 of St Boniface, “the apostle of Germany”, destined, as Archbishop of Mainz, to crown Pepin, Charlemagne's father. Then in 909 it actually became Devon's cathedral “city” and so remained till the see went to Exeter in 1050. In the 15th century it became one of the most prosperous of the county's wool towns.
Today about the only clue to that past is its splendid red sandstone medieval collegiate church of almost cathedral proportions.
Four miles north east, Cheriton Fitzpaine is a large, excellent cob-and-thatched village with a good l5th-century church. From the wooded crest of the B32l4 about 2 miles east of it, there is a grand view over the red-soil vale to the tors of Dartmoor.
Three miles west Colebrooke also has a good church, of the 14th and 15th centuries, with some fine rustically carved bench-ends.
Nearby cities: Exeter
Nearby towns: Chagford, Cullompton, Hatherleigh, Okehampton, Tiverton
Nearby villages: Bickleigh, Broadclyst, Cheriton Bishop, Copplestone, Cowley, East Worlington, Newton St Cyres, Witheridge
Have you decided to visit Crediton or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Crediton bed and breakfast (a Crediton B&B or Crediton b and b)
- a Crediton guesthouse
- a Crediton hotel (or motel)
- a Crediton self-catering establishment, or
- other Crediton accommodation