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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History of Roman Seaton

Instead of looking back on the past year, let’s go even further back and take a look at Seaton’s incredible history, particularly as a base for the Romans during their occupation of Britain. If you know your history, you’ll know that Seaton has been occupied since before the Iron Age, as evidenced…

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Donation for Seaton Wetlands

Trustees of Seaton Visitor Centre have decided to donate the Trust’s remaining funds to Seaton Wetlands in order for the site to continue the Trust’s dedication to education following their closure. Seaton Visitor Centre Trust have long been dedicated to helping to increase learning opportunities…

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Famous faces from Budleigh Salterton

We all know Budleigh Salterton is a charming place to spend some time, and while some of us love visiting as part of our holidays to Devon, others are lucky enough to actually live there and enjoy the sights and sounds every day. Here are some of the notable residents that have had the joy of…

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Toddler friendly things to do in East Devon

Are you planning a post Christmas trip to East Devon or Ottery St Mary this year? Need some ideas to help keep the toddlers entertained? Here are our suggestions for things to do with toddlers and younger kids in Ottery St Mary and the surrounding areas. Wildwood Escot One of the leading…

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A Year in Ottery St Mary

December is here and we’re creeping further towards a brand new year. We’re looking back on a wonderful year here in Ottery St Mary, all through your photos! From our traditional events, stunning architecture and structures, landscapes and more, there’s plenty to love and enjoy within the town…

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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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Five Facts about Seaton

Seaton is full of history and culture to discover. Nestled on the iconic Jurassic Coast, there’s lots of history to uncover, so we’ve put together some of our favourite facts about the town! There are 16 places across the world called Seaton! 18 of these are in the UK alone. At one point there was…

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Winter Walks in Budleigh Salterton

Exploring Budleigh Salterton through its walks is an immersive experience, unveiling a tapestry of scenic landscapes, historic landmarks, and tranquil settings. The most iconic stroll in Budleigh Salterton is undoubtedly the breathtaking coastal path. This scenic route offers mesmerising views of…

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