Colyton’s circular street arrangement is typically Saxon. Take a stroll along the winding lanes and you will see a wealth of historical buildings. Market Place features a variety of independent shops, and Colyton’s Inns are renowned for their hospitality.
A short walk will take you to the Colyton Tram Station, where you can ride the tram alongside the River Axe wetlands to Seaton. The pretty villages of Colyford, Southleigh, Northleigh and Farway lie nestled in the heart of the Coly Valley, set in East Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Colyton is ideally located for enjoying the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Gateway at Seaton.
A Most Rebellious Town
Known as The Most Rebellious Town in Devon, Colyton was one of the main areas of dissent when feelings ran high between Protestants and Roman Catholics.
Colyton famously supported the Duke of Monmouth, when 105 men marched to join his cause at Lyme Regis in 1685. Visit the Heritage Centre or join a Thursday Town Walk to hear the full story of the Monmouth Rebellion, Civil War and other historic events.