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…Read More
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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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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…Read More
Honiton is famous for its lace, so much so that it was used to create Queen Victoria’s wedding gown. Were you aware of just how special Honiton lace is? Here’s everything you need to know. Honiton lace is a type of lace known as bobbin lace, which is made by braiding and twisting lengths of thread…Read More
Are you planning a post Christmas trip to East Devon or Ottery St Mary this year? Need some ideas to help keep the toddlers entertained? Here are our suggestions for things to do with toddlers and younger kids in Ottery St Mary and the surrounding areas. Wildwood Escot One of the leading…Read More
December is here and we’re creeping further towards a brand new year. We’re looking back on a wonderful year here in Ottery St Mary, all through your photos! From our traditional events, stunning architecture and structures, landscapes and more, there’s plenty to love and enjoy within the town…Read More
Another significant milestone has been reached in The Lower Otter Restoration Project. On Friday 24th November, the brand new 70 metre ‘Elizabeth Bridge’ was officially opened by on. Charles Fane Trefusis of Clinton Devon Estates and Mark Rice, Environment Agency Area Director. As part of the…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Exploring Budleigh Salterton through its walks is an immersive experience, unveiling a tapestry of scenic landscapes, historic landmarks, and tranquil settings. The most iconic stroll in Budleigh Salterton is undoubtedly the breathtaking coastal path. This scenic route offers mesmerising views of…Read More
Honiton has earned its reputation as a dog-friendly haven. Known for its historic market square, thriving local businesses, and picturesque surroundings, Honiton offers a warm welcome not only to its human visitors but also to their four-legged companions. From scenic walks to pet-friendly…Read More