South Molton - 'Gateway to Exmoor' is situated on the southern side of the moor just off the A361 North Devon link road.
South Molton is a small well-built market town trading mainly in sheep and cattle. It gets its name from the river Mole that has supplied the needed power for woollen and corn mills over the years.
The South Molton Town Hall that houses the museum on the ground floor dates back to 1743. It is located in the main square next to the market.
On the western side of South Molton is the Quince Honey Farm attraction - The largest honey farm in the country.