A guide to Tiverton and the surrounding area
Standing between the point where the Rivers Exe and Lowman meet, Tiverton is the largest town in mid Devon and has easy access to the M5 motorway and the A361 North Devon Link Road. A popular dormitory town for commuters to Exeter and Taunton, its fortunes were built on the wool trade, which prospered during the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries.
Modern Tiverton has much to offer in the way of leisure activities with a museum, plenty of footpaths along the trackbed of the old railway, the Tivoli cinema, a new leisure centre with swimming pool and gym and a country park, which was created from the Grand Western Canal. There is plenty of good shopping, too, with both high street multiples and small independent shops. Primary and secondary schools abound in Tiverton - the most famous of which is Blundell's School (founded in 1604).
Tiverton Parkway railway station is located seven miles to the east of the town, next to Junction 27 of the M5.