Things to do locally

The central location of the Thelbridge Cross Inn opens up an enormous range of activities for those who like to explore, however having a car is necessary due to our rural location.

There are lots of things to see and do in the nearby towns of Tiverton (11 miles), Crediton (9 miles), and South Molton (11 miles). You could visit the local farmers' markets, or organise a wide range of outdoor activites such as walking, cycling, horse-riding, golf, and fishing.

The City of Exeter (16 miles) is famous for its magnificent Cathedral and surrounding square which contains many original and restored medieval buildings. Exeter also offers excellent shopping, and the famous Exeter Quay is a popular destination.

The Inn is within an hour’s drive of most of Devon, offering access to the beautiful North Devon beaches of Woolacombe Bay, Saunton Sands and Croyde Bay, and resorts such as Ilfracombe, Minehead and Porlock. The rugged hills of Exmoor National Park and "Lorna Doone Country" are within easy reach and, to the south, Dartmoor National Park and the seaside resorts of Exmouth, Sidmouth and Dawlish.

The following links provide a resource of nearby attractions for all age groups:

Attraction Location Distance
First Glass
Glass blowing workshop. Craft gallery. Glassmaking demonstrations by appointment.
Thelbridge 50 yards
Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life
Tiverton’s own museum of Social, Agricultural, Transport and Local History.
Tiverton 12 miles
Tiverton Castle
With sections of the building dating back as far as the 1100’s, this historic castle has many interesting things to see.
Tiverton 12 miles
Tiverton Pannier Market
Traditional market with arts & craft stalls and food hall. Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays.
Tiverton 13 miles
Grand Western Canal and Horse-drawn Barge
One of the most beautiful scenic pathways in Devon follows the canal’s route. Suitable for walking, cycling, fishing, or take a trip in the horse-drawn barge to fully appreciate the peaceful tranquillity of Mid-Devon.
Tiverton 13 miles
Quince Honey Farm
This world famous honey farm is the largest in the country. Observe the honey bees at work and learn about the complete process of making honey and beeswax from the hive to the finished product.
South Molton 13 miles
Exmoor National Park
Stunning landscapes, wilderness and tranquillity, rare in southern England, and a warm rural welcome await you on Exmoor, one of Britain's hidden treasures. This, and a glimpse of wild red deer or the native Exmoor Pony, are just some of the delights that make Exmoor special.
North Devon 13 miles
Knightshayes Court (National Trust)
Victorian country house with richly decorated interiors and garden with outstanding plant collection.
Tiverton 14 miles
The Amazing Maize Maze
Family attraction with a large maze.
Bickleigh 16 miles
Devon Railway Centre
A unique railway experience with the opportunity to ride, drive and control both model and real trains.
Bickleigh 16 miles
Exeter Cathedral
A magnificent 11th century gothic Cathedral. Its ceiling has the longest uninterrupted medieval gothic vaulting in the world.
Exeter 18 miles
Exeter Underground Passages
Dating from 14th century, these medieval passages under Exeter High Street are a unique ancient monument: no similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain.
Exeter 18 miles
Cobbaton Combat Collection
Military Museum.
Umberleigh 20 miles
Coldharbour Mill
A 200 year old spinning mill set in the tranquil village of Uffculme, Devon. Now a working museum with gallery, café and shop.
Uffculme 21 miles
Rosemoor Gardens
An enchanting garden to visit at any time of year.
Torrington 21 miles
A unique adventure park where children and adults can drive real diggers and so much more.
Willand 22 miles
Killerton House (National Trust)
Fine 18th-century house with costume collection, hillside garden and estate.
Broadclyst 23 miles
Powderham Castle
Six hundred years of history contained within the walls of one of England’s oldest family homes, currently home to the 18th Earl of Devon.
Exeter 24 miles
Exmoor Zoo
Lovely medium sized zoo in the middle of scenic Exmoor.
Bratton Fleming 25 miles
Broomhill Sculpture Gardens
300 sculptures by over 60 sculptors are sited in 10 acres of garden that present a wonderful balance between art and nature.
Muddiford 28 miles
Dartington Crystal
See first hand how our crystal is hand crafted with skill and care from the blowing of the molten glass through to the final finishing.
Torrington 26 miles
Dartmoor National Park
Central Devon 30 miles
Museum of Somerset
Highly acclaimed museum in Taunton Town Centre.
Taunton 33 miles
The Big Sheep
All-weather family attraction devoted to sheep.
Abbotsham 34 miles
Atlantic Village & Atlantis Adventure Park
Outlet shopping complex and family adventure park.
Bideford 35 miles
West Somerset Railway
Britain's longest preserved railway running steam hauled trains over 20 miles through stunning scenery of the Quantock Hills. Travel from Bishop’s Lydeard all the way to Dunster and visit the beautiful National Trust castle and gardens.
Bishop’s Lydeard 36 miles
Crealy Adventure Park
Famous family adventure park attraction.
Exeter 37 miles
Canonteign Falls
England's highest waterfall.
Christow 38 miles


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