The Gateway to Exmoor

South Molton is often considered the gateway to Exmoor and originates back in the Saxon times. It has much historical importance. It is said that much of the town’s original wealth came from the wool trade.

This charming market town is lined with impressive historic building around a pretty square and has been thriving as a market town since the earliest records.

Markets galore

Over the many decades, South Molton has had many types of markets, selling all kinds of everything, but they have kept much of their original feel. Traditional markets take place twice a week in the main square.

The main streets are home to plenty of small independent shops, selling all manner of local and artisan goods, from handmade chocolates to boutique homeware.

South Molton has also built a great reputation for the quality of its cafes and they’re wonderful places to stop and refresh while exploring.

The weekly markets are the perfect way to sample some of the areas local produce, everything from home grown veggies to locally prepared sausages and fish.

Quince Honey Farm

Just minutes fromt the centre of South Molton is the Quince Honey Farm, a family run business established in 1949. Now in its third generation and they have over 1500 hives! 

Set in over 40 acres, with beautifully landscaped Nectar gardens that are planted with millions of bee friendly plants – its a great day out for the whole family.


Find out more

The Amory Centre

125 East Street
South Molton
EX36 3BU

Local Attractions & Activities