For details of places to stay and things to do in Honiton, Devon, please try the links on the left.
Honiton is probably best known for its lace, which became popular with the rich in the 17th century. By 1676 East Devon lacemakers numbered 5,299 of which over one third lived in Honiton, many making lace in their homes around the High Street area of the town.
The oldest building in Honiton is home to the Allhallows Museum. The Grade II listed building, which is the chancel of the 13th century Chapel of Allhallows, houses a wide range of exhibits from as far back as prehistoric times as well as the world's most comprehensive collection of Honiton lace and a display of the finest Honiton pottery.
The town's many cafes, pubs, restaurants and hotels offer something to suit any palate, whilst shoppers can browse through the many antiques shops for which Honiton is also famous. A street market takes place each Tuesday and Saturday which complements the many individual shops this charming market town has to offer.
A busy programme of social events includes the Hot Pennies Ceremony, an Annual Fair and Honiton Carnival. A very popular event is the Honiton Hill Rally, held at nearby Stockland, featuring ring events, crafts, children's entertainment, steam engines and working horses, it's a fun day out for all the family. Every other year in May the Honiton Festival brings together musicians from all over the world, while the art exhibitions display exciting contemporary paintings and sculpture.
The Honiton district encompasses 24 parishes, many of them pretty little hamlets surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Honiton Tourist Information Centre
Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1LT
Tel: 01404 43716