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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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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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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Instagrammable spots in East Devon

We know we’re biased but we think Sidmouth and the East Devon area in general is prettiest place in Devon. Wherever you look there is something else to catch your eye, so we’ve pulled together some of our most Instagrammable spots around the region to help you fill up your grid and to prove that…

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Fun facts about Sidmouth

Coming to Sidmouth this Summer? Wow your friends and locals alike with these fun facts! Did you know that Sidmouth predates recorded history? Yep, the Sid Valley, which includes Sidmouth has been occupied as far back as the Iron Age and part of the valley was gifted by Saxon king, King Athelstan to…

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Honiton: Laced in History

East Devon is steeped in history, and no more so than Honiton. Once described as the most beautiful landscape in the world, by Daniel Defoe in 1724, little has changed our town’s stunning scenery in the years since. We’re diving into the past and learning all about Honiton’s historic moments and…

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Once Upon Ottery's Famous Poet

With March bringing World Book Day, there’s no better time to discuss Ottery St Mary’s famed poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Coleridge, a co-founder of the Romantic Movement, penned many famous works throughout his lifetime, such as The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan and Biographia…

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Take a Trip into Seaton's Past

Ancient History Did you know that Seaton has been inhabited for over 6000 years? Remains have been found from the Neolithic, Beaker, Bronze and Iron Ages! You can even find evidence of Iron Age Forts in Blackbury Camp. For any keen explorers, Seaton’s coast is the place to be. As part of the…

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