This charming town was a favourite of Sir John Betjeman an English poet, writer, and broadcaster.:
‘Pause on Peak Hill,
look eastward to the town,
Then to the Connaught Gardens wander down
And in the shelter of its tropic flowers
I see its bright and outsize Devon flowers.’
It’s a beautifully old-fashioned and charming town renowned for (amongst many other things) it’s annual Folk Festival in August.