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About Crediton

Crediton is a very historic market town, known for being the birthplace of St. Boniface — who went on to become the patron saint of Germany and The Netherlands. The town's present-day appeals include its location, surrounded by some of the most scenic of Devon’s hills and valleys, just seven miles from Dartmoor National Park, and about 45 minutes drive from Exmoor. Our pick of the best places to stay in Crediton is a charming little pub with rooms situated just to the north of town.

Before the Normans arrived, Crediton was one of the largest towns in the area, and seat of the Bishops of Devon. It still has a wonderful parish church cum cathedral, an architecturally sublime offering in red-sandstone. Crediton went on to become more of a commercial centre, known for its wool, cloth, and dairy products. It is still a thriving destination, though now it’s all bijou galleries and boutiques, cafes and independent bookshops. You'll also find a number of excellent pubs.

The best places to stay in Crediton make a fantastic base for exploring all over Dartmoor and Exmoor and beyond, and for visiting Exeter and the Devon coastline too.

The Best Places to Stay in Crediton

For Great Value

  • The Lamb Inn is a small, atmospheric pub with just seven simple, but lovely, rooms. The pub is cosy, with an original beamed ceiling, and a friendly atmosphere. There’s a courtyard for when the weather is nice, and a great restaurant.

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  • If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering option then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • If you’re planning to travel to Crediton by air, the closest airport is Exeter International Airport, which is about half an hour away by car or taxi. Bristol Airport has a longer list of connections, and is about an hour and a half away by car, or about two and a half hours away by public transport, and if you’re travelling from one of London’s airports, or via London at all, the best option is the train from Paddington.
  • If you want to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
  • Crediton, like the rest of Devon, is busiest during the late spring and summer months, especially during the school holidays. Autumn and winter can be muddy, but there’s often the reward of a cosy pub fire at the end of any exertion, and plenty of clear skies at night. If you’re not restricted by the school holidays the best time to visit Crediton may be May-June, or September, when the weather is sunny and the days long, but the kids at school.

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Best Hotels in Crediton

  • The Lamb Inn, Crediton Crediton (Sandford) 7 rooms from £80

    Local exploring  -  A great base for exploring the Devonshire countryside north of Exeter.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a day trip to Exeter and visit the cathedral and castle.
    Great walks  -  The surrounding area is full of beautiful walking routes.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.

    Combining an atmospheric pub with excellent rooms, The Lamb Inn is a great spot in rural Devon. Comfortable rooms, good food in the restaurant and a cosy bar make it a lovely place to spend a weekend. A self-catering Garden Suite is also available. See More

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