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Colyton is a small town in East Devon in the West Country of England.


Colyton’s circular street arrangement is typically Saxon. Take a stroll along the winding lanes and you will see a wealth of historical buildings. It is known as England's most rebellious town due to its action in the Monmouth Rebellion. Much of the parish is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or an Area of Great Landscape Value. The River Coly has its source above Farway being joined by the Umborne Brook at Colyton from where it flows to join the Axe at Colyford at the south end of the parish.

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By train[edit]

The nearest train station is Axminster, which is on the route from Waterloo to Exeter. From Axminster station you can catch bus service 885 to Colyton

By bus[edit]

The town has a good bus service. Service 885 runs from Axminster to Beer via Colyton and Seaton.


  • Seaton Tramway reaches its terminus at Colyton. The tram station is attractive, with tea room and gift shop.


  • Take a riverside walk through the fields alongside the river Coly
  • Take a tram ride.



  • Shops in the Market Place
  • Colyton Antique Centre near the Tramway


  • Colyton Fish and Chip shop.
  • Merchants Tearoom
  • Tramway Tearoom
  • The Kingfisher Pub



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