Winkleigh village, Devon
Winkleigh is an ancient village situated in North Devon. It dates from at least Saxon times and was granted a charter to hold a fair and a market some time later. Its population declined over the last two centuries so much so that even after 200 years the population is now just over that of what it was in 1801.
It is probably best known outside Devon as the birthplace of Inch's Cider. Inch's Cider was bought by Bulmer's, who then closed the plant down. However some of those involved in the original enterprise now run Winkleigh Cider on the Hatherleigh Road.
During World War II, the RAF Winkleigh Airfield was used by the RNAF from 1944 as the main training Centre in the UK after Norway shifted from Little Norway in Toronto Canada to re-locate the training facilities to a place nearer to the War theatre.
The fifteenth Century church is dedicated to All Saints and was restored in 1873.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: