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Surrounded by unspoilt Devon countryside, modern Chudleigh retains a charm of earlier days with it's narrow lanes, footpaths, pretty cottages and nooks and passages making this lively bustling town a great place to visit whatever the time of year.

The origins of Chudleigh town are Saxon, and you can still see some of the original place names today. After the Norman Conquest the town grew in importance, finally being granted a charter for an annual fair by King Edward II in 1309. As the town grew it became a centre for wool production, but disaster struck in 1807 when a huge fire destroyed two thirds of the town. Chudleigh’s position on the main coaching route between Exeter and Plymouth kept the town alive.

Meander down it's flourishing main street where instead of 'all the usual shops' you will find a wealth of choice offered from local trades people, enabling you to find just about anything, from everyday grocery items to the more unusual gift or craft item for someone special, or perhaps a water colour or oil painting, furniture or antiques, photographer, post office, bakery, hardware shop, newsagent, delicatessen, butcher, pet shop, greengrocers. You name it, Chudleigh has it.

With plenty to see and do around the charming countryside that surrounds Chudleigh, where both beauty and history go hand in hand, it's no wonder so many people decide to visit Chudleigh.