Crediton is located in Devon approximately 11 kilometers northwest of Exeter. The town is situated between two steeply rising hills and is comprised of two parts, the new ton to the west and the old town to the east. There are a variety of landmarks situated throughout Crediton, including the Church of the Holy Cross and a country house which dates back to the late 17th century, Downes. On the northwest part of town are the remains of a great wall that was constructed during the 13th century. Visitors will find there are plenty of shops, eateries and accommodations to enjoy in the immediate area.
The Devon town of Crediton is found in the district of Mid Devon. The town is located on the A377 that connects Exeter and Barnstaple. Crediton has a population of about seven thousand. The town is located within the narrow vale that is part of the River Creedy. The town is located in between two hills that are fairly steep and are divided into two parts; the old town that is on the east and the new town that is on the west.
During the twentieth century tanning, shoe making, agriculture, tin plating and the production of cider and confectionary took over from the woollen and serge industries. Nowadays the town has two industrial estates that are known as Fordton and Lords Meadow. There are also a small number of industrial units located on Westward Business Park. Westward Business Park is at the heart of the shopping area in the town and includes industries such as pharmaceuticals and graphics.
During 2001 the town of Crediton was identified as a priority town regarding government initiatives for market and coastal towns. Over the five years that followed the town had seen massive regeneration in the form of about forty-five projects planned and eighteen already completed.
There is a strong educational network within the town that includes the grammar school. The grammar school is known as Queen Elizabeth's and Edward the sixth originally founded the school and then it was re-founded by Elizabeth the first.