Sidmouth is a wonderful place and here is our A-Z guide of all the things you can see and do while in the town!


A – Arboretum
Did you know Sidmouth is home to the UK’s civic arboretum? The arboretum covers all the land maintained by Sidmouth Town Council

B – Blue Plaques
Follow the Blue Plaque Trail and find out more about Sidmouth’s history

C – Connaught Gardens
Named after Queen Victoria’s son and opened by him, it is a beautiful garden found above Jacob’s Ladder beach

connaught garden

D – Donkeys
Sidmouth is home to a donkey sanctuary which is free to visit!

E – Esplanade
The Esplanade is one of the most popular places in the town, make sure to keep up to date with the comings and goings via our webcams!

F – Folk Festival
Sidmouth’s Folk Festival is one of the most famous celebrations of folk music in the world! It happens annually in the town.

G – Gin
Sidmouth is home to locally distilled gin made with botanicals collected in the town.

H – History
Sidmouth is full of history, from its Regency buildings to the Jurassic Coast, there is history everywhere here

I – Inspiring views
Did you know that Sidmouth has inspired a host of artists and writers, including J R R Tolkein

J – Jacob’s Ladder
This is the name given to the Victorian style steps leading up from the beach

jacobs ladder

K – Knapp Copse Nature Reserve
This nature reserve in Sidmouth offers great places to walk and cycle as well as somewhere to find local wildlife

L – Literary Festival
Held annually by local shopkeepers, the town’s literary festival is one of the biggest events on the calendar

M – Mutters Moor
A great place for local walks, you can find Mutters Moor just outside the town centre

N – Norman Lockyer Observatory
Both a historical monument and a working observatory, it is one of the places featured in the annual Science Festival

O – Ocean views
There are plenty of hotels and accommodation providers, as well as restaurants and cafes offering views across the ocean

P – Port Royal
The place to be for anyone wanting to get out on the waves

Q – Queen Victoria
Did you know that before she was in line for the British throne, Queen Victoria lived in Sidmouth? You can even stay at the same property, it is now a hotel!

R – Regency history
Everywhere you look you can enjoy Sidmouth’s Regency history

S – Sid Valley
The Sid Valley is more than just Sidmouth, spend some time in Sidford or attend Sidbury’s annual fair

T – The Byes
Located just outside the town centre, the Byes is a great place to enjoy the East Devon countryside

U – UNESCO World Heritage site
Did you know that the Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site?

V – Valley of a Million Bulbs
Every spring, you can enjoy a million daffodils overlooking Sidmouth beach

W – Walking festival
If you love a walking holiday, make sure to visit Sidmouth in the autumn and join in the annual walking festival

X – X marks the spot
Not all treasure can be found on a map, but Sidmouth can!

Y – Yachts
See the yachts at Sidmouth Sailing Club

Z – Zero waste encouraged
In Sidmouth, we like you to take your rubbish with you, so zero waste is encouraged throughout town!