A little bit of history
The name was originally Twyfyrde, meaning town of two fords, as Tiverton stands on two rivers - the Lowman and the Exe. It was thought to have been a Saxon settlement founded in the 7th century.
Need to know
The town was once the industrial centre of Devon’s fabric trade and the rivers provided sources of power for the woollen industry. The Heathcoat Lace Factory, which has been in operation since 1816, continues the trade today.
Tiverton’s town centre has a variety of high street stores, as well as nice and unique local outlets selling a wide variety of gifts and clothing. Tiverton Pannier Market is in the centre of the historic town. Markets have been held here for centuries and the current refurbishment continues this proud tradition with a wide selection of high quality produce, all sourced locally.
By Road: The area is served by the A361 North Devon Link road and the M5 mortorway. By Rail: Tiverton Parkway railway station is on the Bristol to Exeter mainline. By Air: Exeter international Airport is approximatley 30 minutes from Tiverton
The town was once the industrial centre of Devon’s fabric trade and the rivers provided sources of power for the woollen industry