This attractive market town which lies in the beautiful Axe Valley is an ideal holiday base for exploring the neighbouring counties of Somerset and Dorset the town itself offers a wide variety of independent stores and many family run businesses and specialist shops including Axminster Power Tools the brilliant Millers farm shop, and our weekly Thursday street market, there is also country pubs with open fires great characters and plenty of good conversation.

The Minster church is the oldest of the many churches in the town.

Axminster is famous for the world famous carpets that were first made in 1755 and still manufactured today.

More recently Axminster has been put on the map by the Channel 4 TV cooking series "River Cottage". you can visit the River Cottage Canteen in Axminster. 

Other local areas of interest to visit include the stunning coastline of East Devon and Dorset.

  • The fishing village of Beer
  • Seaton
  • Lyme Regis
  • Sidmouth

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