Things To Do Near Honiton

Things To Do Near Honiton

There are hundreds of things to do and places of interest nearby to Home Farm Hotel! There is something to interest everyone within a very short drive of Home Farm, including Honiton, “the gateway to the West Country”. Honiton houses more than 50 antique shops and emporiums. The hotel is also exceptionally well located for those wishing to break their journey to the more westerly parts of the region, including Cornwall.

Home Farm is set within three acres of grounds and located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We would like you to relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. But we'd also encourage you to use it as a base for more active and energetic pursuits. You will find swimming, riding, tennis, fishing and other sports nearby.

There's also exhilarating clifftop walks along the Jurassic Coast, England's only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's stunning rocks, fossils and landforms stretch all the way from Exmouth in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks in Dorset. Not far from the hotel is the delightful unspoilt seaside village of Charmouth. It too is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it's beach is world renowned for its fossils. Just around the corner is Lyme Regis, dubbed "The Pearl of Dorset". It too boasts breathtaking scenery. Its historic Cobb and harbour are renowned iconic features, set against moody blue cliffs.

Both locations are just a short drive south from Home Farm Hotel and well worth exploring while you're here.

Things to do near Honiton - Charmouth Fossil Beach
Charmouth Fossil Beach on the Jurassic Coast

Close at hand are some exceptional National Trust properties such as Killerton and Knightshayes Court. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalls famous River Cottage HQ is a mere 15 minutes drive from the hotel.

There are other areas of general interest nearby. Wildlife parks, model villages, working museums and farms are close by. You'll find abbeys, castles and steam railways too. And for nature lovers there's fishing villages, cliff walks and bird sanctuaries. You really are spoilt for choice.

The County town of Taunton, with excellent shops and art galleries, and the Cathedral City of Exeter are both within a 30-minute drive. Both hold a Christmas Market throughout the festive season as well as many Christmas events in the surrounding villages.

And don't forget the numerous seaside resorts around us such as Sidmouth, Seaton, Branscombe, Beer and Lyme Regis, all very close by.

Things to do near Honiton - Branscombe
Beautiful Branscombe Village

And for something a little bit quirky there's the world famous Honiton Hot Pennies Day. This event was first celebrated in the 13th Century and has been conducted continuosly for over 800 years. It started when the market town was granted a Royal Charter and originally involved wealthy Honiton residents throwing hot coins to peasants on the street below and enjoying watching them burn their fingers while trying to collect the change. Nowadays the coins are just warm and the ceremony attracts hundreds of people to the town to watch residents throw warm pennies to the children on the streets below! It's held on the first Tuesday after July 19th every year so in 2022 will be held on July 26th.

 

If you've got any questions about the local area before you stay with us, just drop us a line on our contact form.

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