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Welcome to Sidmouth, the Regency town on the Jurassic Coast. A town caught in a timeless charm. Beautiful gardens, leisurely walks, Regency history and architecture, fine hotels, clean beaches and friendly shops. It’s all here in this lovely seaside town that nestles beneath majestic red cliffs and green hills with its own micro climate.
Pride in traditional service and courtesy is reflected in a remarkable variety of shops….”why go elsewhere when everything is here….”
Sidmouth has many sporting and leisure activities for all, boat and rod fishing from Port Royal, the sailing club, gig club, cricket club, golf club, rugby, football and tennis clubs.
The Manor Pavilion Theatre is open all year round showing plays, musicals, comedies, concerts, Ballet and panto and in the summer accommodates one of the last weekly repertory play seasons. Weekly brass band concerts are held in the beautiful settings of Connaught Gardens on the 1930’s bandstand.
Throughout the year, Sidmouth holds Sidmouth Sea Fest, the famous Sidmouth Folk Week, the Red Arrows, Sidmouth Regatta, Sidbury Fair, Sidmouth Walking Festival, Sidmouth Science Festival. The town has also been successful with regular top awards in the National Britain in Bloom competition.
Fast trains from London (Waterloo) to Honiton and from the North, the Midlands and London (Paddington) to Exeter St David’s with regular bus links. Access to Jurassic Coastline by Stagecoach No 9A (from Sidmouth) or First Bus X52 (Sidford) changing to Jurassic Coast Bus X53 in Lyme Regis to go further east. Axe Valley mini Travel 899 service gets you into the heart of Branscombe and Beer from Sidmouth or Seaton.
A popular and scenic cycleway connects Sidford at the top of the valley to the seafront. Sidmouth Hopper a free bus service and operates between 25 May and 30 September (excluding Folk week 4 –11 August) see Sidmouth Hopper timetable.
The South West Coast Path connects the town to Britain’s longest and most popular National Trail. Whether you take a short stroll or stride out on the cliff tops, you can walk the coast path westwards towards Ladram Bay from the summit of Peak hill, high above Sidmouth or eastwards towards Beer and Branscombe. Sidmouth has its own walking festival in September, with two walks everyday including the East Devon Way.
Sidmouth Arboretum which covers the entire Sid Valley, (a first in the UK) includes a tree trail and proves popular including tree talks and walks bringing walkers together with birds, bats, health and well-being.
Click onto http://www.visitsidmouth.co.uk and try our fully interactive webcams. These together with a local weather forecast and what is the tide doing give visitors up to date information.
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