Honiton in East Devon is a thriving market town famed for its lace and pottery. The town is a real local produce and specialist shopping centre in East Devon located just inland from the Heritage Coast, separated from the coast by steep sided hills. Honiton High Street is lined with fine antique shops, pottery outlets and independent stores. Georgian architecture is evident in the courtyards, alleyways and old Georgian coaching inns. Street markets selling a wealth of fine local produce take place twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and a country market is held on the third Thursday of the month. Visit Allhallows Museum to see examples of Honiton's famous pottery and lace. The town is also home to the award-winning Thelma Hulbert Gallery housed within a Grade II Listed town house formerly the studio of the artist Thelma Hulbert.

Pottery, Lace & Allhallows Museum

The pottery trade in Honiton peaked in the 1930s but its roots were in the 19th century when local figure Charles Collard and his contemporaries produced their first Honiton pottery pieces. Original pieces are highly coveted today and members of the Honiton Pottery Collectors' Society and other admirers remain passionate about the collection. Honiton lace was once regarded as the finest in Europe and the industry thrived in Devon thanks to the wool and flax trades in the area. In the 1500s local textile workers were charged with meeting the incredible demand from royalty and the aristocracy, and in the 19th century Queen Victoria's love for the material revived interest and the market for Honiton lace. The Allhallows Museum of Lace and Local Antiquities in Honiton holds one of the best collections of Honiton lace in the world as well as examples of Honiton Pottery.

Honiton Festival

The Honiton Festival held annually throughout the month of May is an acclaimed classical music and arts festival famed for showcasing the best of up and coming new talent in classical music. The festival attracts artists and performers from across the county and neighbouring counties, and features a series of lunchtime and evening concerts. You can book tickets at The Beehive, a venue for theatre, comedy, cinema, music and exhibitions the town.

Accommodation in Honiton

  • Taunton   (8.1 miles from the centre of Honiton)
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    Delightful stone holiday cottage in Churchinford with plenty of parking, garden, two bedrooms & a bathroom with shower. Travel cot & high chair on request. Wi-Fi service.
     
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  • Cullompton   (7.6 miles from the centre of Honiton)
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    £1,999
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    Luxury modern farmhouse with indoor swimming pool in Cullompton. Kids play area and WiFi. Perfect for large groups. Games room, WiFi, Sky TV and parking.
     
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  • Dalwood   (5.3 miles from the centre of Honiton)
    Sleeps 8
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    £684
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    Country cottage near Axminster with large private garden, patio, sunny dining area and luxury kitchen. WiFi and pets welcome with ample off road parking. Sleeps 8.
     
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  • Dunkeswell   (4.4 miles from the centre of Honiton)
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    £299
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  • Honiton   (3.7 miles from the centre of Honiton)
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    £272
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    Single storey Honiton holiday accommodation set in a peaceful, rural location. One double bedroom, private garden, parking, dishwasher & washing machine. Short breaks. No pets.
     
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  • Axminster   (4.8 miles from the centre of Honiton)
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    £276
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    Charming two bedroom Axminster holiday cottage set in a beautiful country location with private garden, off road parking, Freeview TV, laundry facilities & Wi-Fi. Short breaks.
     
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  • Sheldon   (5.4 miles from the centre of Honiton)
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    £255
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    The small town of Sheldon nestles on the edge of the Blackdown Hills in Devon.
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  • Axminster   (7.0 miles from the centre of Honiton)
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    £310
    Per week (seasonal) Sleep 2 & 4
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    Six charming cottages and cosy apartments in the heart of Devon near Axminster, set in 8 acres of grounds with onsite hot tub and BBQ. Pet friendly and Green Tourism Award.
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  • Near Kentisbeare   (5.6 miles from the centre of Honiton)
    Sleeps 6
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    £270
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    Family forest holiday park between Cullompton & Honiton with camping/touring & holiday caravans, indoor pool, games room, play areas, takeaway & WiFi available. Caravans Sleep 4-6.
     
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  • Axminster   (5.4 miles from the centre of Honiton)
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    £285
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4-6
     
    Rural holiday park near Axminster just 6 miles from the Jurassic Coast with stylish caravans, a covered heated swimming pool, WiFi, play areas, shop and bar. Sleep 4 & 6.
     
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