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 a Baron Seaton! The title was created in 1839 for Sir John Colbourne and followed his family for three generations! The family line ended in 1955, as did the title. 
  • In November 2013, a metal detector enthusiast discovered a hoard of Roman coins. There were 22,000 the largest and best preserved 4th century collections ever found in Britain. 
  • The first recorded mention of the name Seaton was in 1146, in a Papal Bull by Pope Eugenius III.
  • Seaton is, of course, part of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its geological significance and stunning coastline. Fossils, particularly ammonites, can often be found along the beaches in this area, attracting fossil hunters and tourists alike.
    • Seaton is home to a particularly unique stretch of the Jurassic Coast, as rocks from all three eras can be seen here! Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous. 

How many did you know? Are there any fun facts you know that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know!

Suggestions for a romantic date in East Devon

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With the impressive cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, the beautiful countryside and picturesque towns and villages full of Regency architecture, there are fewer places to incite romance than East Devon. If you want to inject some amorous energy into your Valentine’s Day, check out our suggestions for…

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History of Roman Seaton

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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

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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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Five Facts about Seaton

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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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Things to Do in Seaton this November

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The Summer months may be over and winter is creeping ever closer, but there is still plenty to fill your time in Seaton. November brings an array of festivities, perfect for brightening the darker evenings. There’s plenty on offer in the town whether you’re looking for a day out exploring, a quiet…

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Seaton and the Jurassic Coast

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Seaton serves as a gateway to one of the most remarkable natural wonders in the world: the Jurassic Coast. Stretching for 95 miles along the counties of Devon and Dorset, the Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers a unique blend of geological history, stunning landscapes, and…

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