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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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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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The history of Tumbling Weir

There is lots of history to discover in the village of Ottery St Mary. It’s the only place left in the UK that holds a Tar Barrel Rolling event over Bonfire Night and celebrates the banishment of the village’s pixies. One of the village’s beauty spots also doubles as a place of historic interest:…

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Budleigh Salterton: Captured

With its beach huts, beautiful scenery and views of the Jurassic Coast, Budleigh Salterton is pretty whatever the weather, whether its frosty, sunny or a little overcast, and to prove it, we’ve compiled a selection of some of our favourite shots from 2022 by searching the Budleigh Salterton tags on…

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Happy Devon Day!

While we might be in the midst of celebrating the Queen’s jubilee, there is another equally important celebration taking place – Devon Day! Devon Day falls on 4 th June and is the perfect time to celebrate everything that is great about out county – like our incredible seaside towns, the abundance of…

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A look back at Sidmouth’s history

As you might expect from a town full of beautiful Regency buildings and a Blue Plaque Trail, there is plenty of history to experience when in Sidmouth. The town even appears in the Domesday Book – read on to uncover some of the secrets of Sidmouth’s history. As we said, Sidmouth appears in the…

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East Devon’s pirate history

Sunday, 19 th September marks International Talk Like a Pirate Day, a public holiday created in the 90s as a fun way to get everyone to talk like a pirate. As pirates, the British ones at least, are generally thought to have west country accents, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to…

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