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Umberleigh village, Devon

Umberleigh is a a small village in North Devon. It lies on the site of a former large manor. It was historically an ecclesiastical parish of itself, but following the building of the church at Atherington it became a part of that parish. It is part of the civil parish of Chittlehampton, which is mostly located on the east side of the River Taw.

The manor of Umberleigh had its own entry in the Domesday Book of 1086 and was entirely situated on the west side of the River Taw. It surrounded the Nunnery which was given by William the Conqueror to the Holy Trinity Abbey in Caen, Normandy. The site was later occupied by the manor house of Umberleigh, the present Georgian manifestation of which, a large and grand farmhouse, is known as 'Umberleigh House'. Umberleigh Chapel was founded in about 1275 next to the manor house. It is a ruin now, the single remaining wall forming the back wall of a farm implements shed.

Transport Links: Umberleigh railway station lies on the Tarka Line north of Portsmouth Arms and south of Chapelton. The service offers a direct connection to both Exeter and Barnstaple. All train services are provided by First Great Western and is very popular, especially in summer. Umberleigh is just 6 miles from Barnstaple on A377 Exeter road. It lies 8 miles from both South Molton and Torrington on B3227.

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Bickington, Chulmleigh, Great Torrington and Barnstaple.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:



arrowSouth Molton

arrowGreat Torrington



Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in South Molton, Winkleigh, Torrington and Braunton.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowCobbaton Combat Collection


	arrowCastle Hill Gardens

	arrowCentral Cinema

	arrowQueens Theatre

	arrowMarwood Hill Gardens

	arrowArlington Court

South Molton

	arrowQuince Honey Farm

	arrowSouth Molton Museum


	arrowRHS Rosemoor




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