Visit Sidmouth Blog

Welcome to the Visit Sidmouth blog! 

Whether you are a first time visitor to the East Devon area or a resident, our blog is the perfect place to find top tips for travel around the county, ideas and inspiration for your stay and all the latest news. Here you'll find news and features from Visit Sidmouth and our partners at Visit Budleigh Salterton, Visit Seaton, Visit Ottery St Mary and Visit Honiton. 

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Top picnic spots in Honiton

As we’re fully in spring now and the weather is getting a bit brighter, there is never a better time to enjoy a picnic or two. Luckily, here in East Devon there are several beautiful picnic spots to enjoy, especially around Honiton which is surrounded by stunning countryside. If you’re planning to…

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Top things to do in Honiton and East Devon

With the abundance of countryside surrounding it, Honiton is a great place to visit in the Spring. You’ll be able to watch the new lambs, hear the birds singing and even see the spring flowers by exploring the Blackdown Hills and the surrounding countryside. If you’re planning to spend some time in…

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Spring walks in Honiton

Heading to East Devon this spring? Make sure to see the best of the season with these spring walks around Honiton – perfect for getting to spot those incredible spring flowers which are starting to spring up everywhere. Whether you’re looking to head out now to find daffodils and snow drops, or you…

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Where to enjoy nature in East Devon

February is here already which means that it will be spring in no time! If you want to see the seasons change while exploring Honiton and the wider East Devon area, here are some suggestions to help you spy the first inklings of spring, the changing plantlife and even the new birds, lambs and…

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Victorian pottery found in Honiton sold for over £9,000

A piece of pottery donated to a charity shop in Honiton has sold at auction for just under £10,000 – reaching a total of £9,800. The piece was described as an antique spoon warmer, which was popular during the Victorian era to keep serving spoons warm. It was discovered that the pottery was created…

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Honiton Hippo collage unveiled at Honiton station

A collaborative collage created by Honiton Primary pupils at Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) has been unveiled at Honiton Station. The artwork was officially unveiled at Honiton Station by the Mayor of Honiton, Councillor Helen Hurford. In a project led by the Friends of Honiton Station, attractive new…

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A History of Honiton

Honiton boasts a rich and fascinating history that spans centuries. Situated in the picturesque Otter Valley, this town has played a significant role in the cultural, economic, and social tapestry of Devon. The origins of Honiton can be traced back to prehistoric times, evidenced by the presence of…

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Bring your Dogs to Honiton

Honiton has earned its reputation as a dog-friendly haven. Known for its historic market square, thriving local businesses, and picturesque surroundings, Honiton offers a warm welcome not only to its human visitors but also to their four-legged companions. From scenic walks to pet-friendly…

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Honiton: A Tapestry of Autumnal Charm

As the summer warmth gives way to the cool embrace of autumn, Honiton undergoes a stunning transformation. October is a time of vibrant colours, cosy traditions, and a deep connection to the natural beauty that surrounds this historic town. Let's explore the enchanting qualities that make Honiton in…

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