Honiton

Honiton Town Centre (photo: John Goodman).

Honiton is a pleasant, busy market town located close to the border between Devon and Somerset, on main road (A30) and rail (London-Salisbury-Exeter) routes to the west country.  Historically, the town was important to the medieval West Country cloth trade and became famous for its lace.  There is a museum displaying the main collection of Honiton Lace, several specialist shops for antiques and pottery and a number of antiques auction houses.

The High Street is lined with Georgian buildings, many former coaching inns.  Behind them, are courtyards and alleyways with a variety of small shops.  There is a street market on Tuesdays and Saturdays, as well as a monthly farmers' market.

Honiton is about nine miles to the north of “Baldash Cottage”


 

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