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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East Devon wins big at Devon Tourism Awards!

On Thursday 16th November, the Devon Tourism Awards 2023/24 took place at the Riviera Centre, Torquay. Businesses from all over the region came together to celebrate another fantastic year in Tourism. Robin Barker, the organiser from Services for Tourism, commented: “What an extraordinary industry…

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Support local this Christmas

Image: Sarah Hall Everyone is feeling the pinch this year and you might be planning a more scaled down Christmas celebration, but that doesn’t mean you can’t support local businesses or sacrifice giving your loved ones gifts you think they’ll cherish. You can find a whole host of interesting gifts…

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Choose Sidmouth for a Christmas get away

Image: Kyle Baker Want to escape this Christmas season? Then look no further than Sidmouth! There are a host of wonderful hotels and other accommodation options offering a luxurious break to see out 2022 and with its incredible Georgian architecture, a stay here will truly be one to remember. The…

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Sidmouth in Muddy Stiletto’s top places to live

Lifestyle website, Muddy Stilettos have revealed their 250 top places to live in the UK outside of London for 2023 and Sidmouth makes the cut! Sidmouth is one of ten places across Devon to appear on the list and is rated for its “seaside location, unspoilt open spaces and buzzing town centre,” as…

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Reasons to come to Sidmouth this autumn

Summer might nearly be over but that doesn’t mean that your visits to Sidmouth need to be! There are loads of reasons to come to Sidmouth all year around, but we’ve narrowed it down to the following, just in case you needed some encouragement to visit us this autumn. The beaches Sidmouth is home to…

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Great autumn walks in and around Sidmouth

Sidmouth and the wider East Devon area are some of the best places to visit in the autumn months, with the UK’s only civic arboretum and a host of beautiful walks, this is the perfect place to enjoy the changing of the seasons. Here you can enjoy the golden colours of the trees, the dramatic…

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Gold for Sidmouth in Bloom

Sidmouth in Bloom has won a Gold in Britain in Bloom’s Coastal Town category, the first time they have been nominated, let alone have won a national competition! If that wasn’t exciting enough, Sidmouth in Bloom’s Chair Lynette Talbot and Secretary, Peter Endersby were both named as Community…

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Sidmouth Music returns in October

Sidmouth Music concerts, bringing high quality chamber music and recitals to Sidmouth, will return on 15 th October, reinstating bookings originally planned during the pandemic and a host of other talented musicians. The first two concerts, starting on 15 th October, will be part of the programme…

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Don’t let the weather stop your fun!

Just because summer is coming to an end doesn’t mean you have to wait another year before coming to Sidmouth. If you’re worried about travelling to the coast in the autumn months because of the weather – don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to keep entertained over the next couple of months, even…

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