Devon

Ashburton, Devon

An ancient stannary town, Ashburton is a small, vibrant town with plenty going on. Sat between Plymouth and Exeter on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park, there is a whole host of activity within and surrounding the area.

A mishmash of architectural styles, Ashburton’s streets are lined with old pubs, inns and coach houses, evidence of the town’s rich heritage. Wander along the streets and dip in and out of the many shops and boutiques, especially the antique shops it is well known for. Visit Ashburton Museum and take a look in the book shops and galleries. A small town, you can potter around at your own pace and take everything in at leisurely stroll.

To quench your thirst and warm your tum, there is a wide selection of cafes and eateries around the town offering dishes of all variety. Whether you are ready for a light bite to help refuel after a day’s shopping or are looking for an evening of wining and dining, Ashburton is home to some fantastic restaurants, including the Old Library and Panthers Rock. Ashburton Deli and Fish Deli are also must-visits if you are looking for something delicious to take home with you.

Outside of the town, the depth and breadth of activities is huge. On the fringes of Dartmoor National Park, there is ample opportunity to explore the vast, rugged landscapes. Take to the walking trails or hire an electric bike and see the wild moors from another point of view. The sights will take your breath away and you may see some ponies along the way too. If you are more of a culture vulture, the cities of Plymouth and Exeter are both short drives away providing innumerable options for entertainment.

From moor to sea, Ashburton is a gateway to an array of different landscapes, coastal villages, historic towns and blossoming cities. From window shopping to pony trekking and from canoeing to fine dining, you can find something to make your visit extra special. What will it be today?

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