This ancient town was
mentioned in the 11th century Domesday Book.
Its famous medieval church was built as a miniature replica of Exeter Cathedral and it boasts a number of old buildings.
Each year local folk stage a Bonfire Night ceremony in which barrels of flaming tar are carried through the streets.
Ottery’s vicarage was the birthplace in 1772
of the Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge
who, no doubt, enjoyed its gloriously rural
Nearby are the 220-acre Escot Gardens, Maze and Fantasy Woodland and the farm-based attraction of Farway Countryside Park.