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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Award winning artwork exhibited on Sidmouth Wallspace

The piece, which won South West Art’s 2003 Summer School Competition, by artist Ann Nolan features the tranquillity of the River Axe looking towards the wetlands. Named Quiet Morning on the Rive Axe, has a limited gamut of colours and is painted in oil on linen. It captures the peacefulness of…

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Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day will be here before we know it – falling on 16 th June, you’ll no doubt be overwhelmed with gift ideas, regardless of whether you are celebrating a father, grandfather, brother, uncle or anyone else who has provided love and support through your life. To help narrow down the options…

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Harbour Hotel gets The Telegraph’s seal of approval

The Harbour Hotel in Sidmouth has been named the ‘best value spa hotel in Devon’ by the Telegraph, which praised its views, facilities and prices. In the article, the Telegraph said: “Attracting style conscious retirees, this contemporary East Devon seafront hotel has knockout views of the Regency…

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Dine alfresco this National Picnic Week

It’s June which means summer is here and it’s the perfect time for enjoying the great outdoors and some amazing seasonal flavours. Lucky then that National Picnic Week is taking place from 15 th to 21 st June! National Picnic Week is an annual event which aims to provide tips, hotspots and a host of…

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What to look forward to over the coming months

The summer season is creeping closer, which means there is plenty to look forward to across East Devon, here are some of the events still to come this year to add to your diaries. Sidmouth Bio-Diversity Festival, various locations around Sidmouth 7 th – 9 th June With a variety of activities and…

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Sidmouth’s 80th Anniversary D-Day Commemorations

On Thursday, June 6, the nation will come together to remember the tens of thousands of allied forces who gave service on D-Day eighty years ago and helped secure peace after the Second World War. Across the United Kingdom, Europe and the world, commemorations will be taking place to mark the 80 th…

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Celebrate Sidmouth’s biodiversity this June

Sidmouth’s Biodiversity Festival will return in June, taking place over the weekend of Friday 7 th -9 th June. The festival, which was held for the first time last year, will be making a return with a variety of activities and workshops throughout the weekend. Speaking about the festival, Sheila…

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Spending May half term at the Jurassic Coast

One of the best places to spend the May half-term holidays is East Devon and the Jurassic Coast. With a range of things to see and do, including the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, this region of Devon is somewhere you can do everything or nothing – depending on your mood! Visiting for…

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Get your tickets for Sidmouth Sea Fest!

Sea Fest is Sidmouth’s homegrown festival like no other, renowned for its community spirit and collaborations with local groups, artists, children and families. This year features yet another fantastic line up of bands, DJs, food vendors and bars. Beginning on the Friday with the Friday Night…

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Why you should spend a weekend in Sidmouth

We know we’re biased but we can’t think of a single reason why you shouldn’t want to spend a weekend in Sidmouth! With the town easily reachable from places like London, Birmingham and Cardiff, it’s never been easier to enjoy a weekend away. There are trains running from Paddington and Waterloo…

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