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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Get into the Festive Spirit in Ottery St Mary

Now that Halloween is over, there’s no better time to start getting into the Christmas spirit! Ottery St Mary is the perfect place to enjoy the festivities, with lots of unique community events taking place throughout November and December. There’s plenty of opportunity to get involved with lots of…

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Rainy Days in Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh Salterton offers its own unique charm on rainy days. While its sunny beaches and stunning sea views are the main attractions, rainy days in Budleigh Salterton can be equally delightful, with a variety of activities and places to explore. Here's a guide on how to make the most of a rainy day…

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Things to Do in Seaton this November

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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The Ottery St. Mary Tar Barrels: A Fiery Tradition

Are you ready for Ottery St. Mary’s fiery tradition? Taking place on Saturday 4th November, the town becomes a hive of activity to celebrate the unique Tar Barrels! Whether you’re a local or a visitor, make sure to pop by and see this spectacular showing. The history of the Tar Barrels dates back…

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Ottery St Mary’s Historic Church

Standing proud in Ottery St. Mary is a magnificent testament to history, architecture, and faith: St. Mary's Church. This ancient parish church has stood for centuries, witnessing the ebb and flow of time and serving as a symbol of continuity in an ever-changing world. If you think it bears a…

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Seaton and the Jurassic Coast

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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Honiton: A Tapestry of Autumnal Charm

As the summer warmth gives way to the cool embrace of autumn, Honiton undergoes a stunning transformation. October is a time of vibrant colours, cosy traditions, and a deep connection to the natural beauty that surrounds this historic town. Let's explore the enchanting qualities that make Honiton in…

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Budleigh Salterton's Geology

While its quaint streets, pristine beach, and idyllic charm draw visitors from far and wide, the town also holds an abundance of geology for us to discover. Budleigh Salterton offers a fascinating glimpse into Earth's ancient past, with its unique rock formations and geological history dating back…

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Autumn's Coming to Ottery St. Mary

Ottery St. Mary transforms into a captivating haven of autumnal beauty as the leaves begin to change and the air carries a crisp, invigorating scent. This small market town comes alive with the warm hues of falling leaves, the aroma of seasonal delights, and a sense of anticipation for the…

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