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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Join us for Pixie Day!

If you’re planning a trip to Ottery St Mary this month, make sure to time it around 22 nd June for a chance to see one of the town’s best loved traditional events. Pixie Day is taking place on 22 nd June and whether you believe that pixies once lived in the town causing mischief or not, it is…

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Seas the day – Sidmouth Sea Fest count down begins

Sidmouth Sea Fest returns to Sidmouth on 18 th May with a Friday Night Fundraiser kicking off proceedings the evening before on the 17 th . This year, marks the 10 th anniversary of this home grown event. The first Sidmouth Sea Fest took place in 2014, with the Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub’s directors…

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Get your tickets for Sidmouth Sea Fest!

Sea Fest is Sidmouth’s homegrown festival like no other, renowned for its community spirit and collaborations with local groups, artists, children and families. This year features yet another fantastic line up of bands, DJs, food vendors and bars. Beginning on the Friday with the Friday Night…

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Coming to Beautiful Days? Stay a while!

If you’re coming to the Beautiful Days festival this year, make the most of your trip to East Devon by exploring the wider area with these suggestions! Beautiful Days is back for its 21 st year this year and features a huge lineup of popular musicians, including fan favourites, Fisherman’s Friends…

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Bibliophiles – head to Budleigh!

Literature lovers should head to Budleigh Salterton for a taster of their famous Literary Festival with Spring Weekend taking place on 1 st and 2 nd March. This year’s Spring Weekend features the likes of Marcus du Sautoy, Simon Armitage, Hannah Barnes, Sam Peters, Sir Robin Niblett and Clive Myrie…

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What to look forward to in East Devon next year

The East Devon region is not only full of incredible attractions and natural landmarks, it also has a full event programme and plenty to look forward to in 2024. Here’s some of the events you should have on your radar for the coming year. The Budleigh Salterton spring weekend is a great way to kick…

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Isca Ensemble returns to Sidmouth

The popular Isca Ensemble will be returning to Sidmouth on 16 th December as part of the town’s annual Christmas Concert. Music lovers will not want to miss the opportunity to catch the orchestra who performed at Exeter Cathedral in October. Joining them for the performance is renowned violinist, Joo…

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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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