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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Roberts under new management

The team at Roberts on Broad Street in Ottery St Mary have been celebrating two milestones recently. Firstly, the retirement of stalwart Ros, who has owned the store for years and then the reopening of Roberts under new management. Roberts have been an integral part of Ottery St Mary for…

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Award winning artwork exhibited on Sidmouth Wallspace

The piece, which won South West Art’s 2003 Summer School Competition, by artist Ann Nolan features the tranquillity of the River Axe looking towards the wetlands. Named Quiet Morning on the Rive Axe, has a limited gamut of colours and is painted in oil on linen. It captures the peacefulness of…

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Harbour Hotel gets The Telegraph’s seal of approval

The Harbour Hotel in Sidmouth has been named the ‘best value spa hotel in Devon’ by the Telegraph, which praised its views, facilities and prices. In the article, the Telegraph said: “Attracting style conscious retirees, this contemporary East Devon seafront hotel has knockout views of the Regency…

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Sidmouth’s Seaside Victoria Hotel Launches New Source Spa

The Victoria Hotel, Sidmouth’s 4 star seaside luxurious Victorian landmark, has officially launched a new Source Spa with first class facilities and luxury treatments. The spa boasts an indoor heated pool, a modern gym, a hydrotherapy spa bath, an ice bath, aromatherapy sauna, and steam room. The…

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Best Biz on the high street is in Ottery!

Ottery St Mary’s Devon Eco Boutique is celebrating being the best biz on the high street! They recently won Biz Bubble’s 2024 award for being the Best Biz of the Highstreet, Biz Bubble aim to celebrate the UK’s small business sector and to give recognition to the nation’s best small companies, sole…

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See Sidmouth’s beauty spots at the Sidmouth Wallspace

Sidmouth School of Art’s latest billboard artwork, Sidmouth Beauty Spots by artist David Bellingham, is currently being exhibited at the Wallspace public art gallery overlooking the Ham East carpark. The image unites the picture postcard and the cosmetic beauty spot, both things from another time…

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Victorian pottery found in Honiton sold for over £9,000

A piece of pottery donated to a charity shop in Honiton has sold at auction for just under £10,000 – reaching a total of £9,800. The piece was described as an antique spoon warmer, which was popular during the Victorian era to keep serving spoons warm. It was discovered that the pottery was created…

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Two Ottery businesses in finals of Exeter Living

Congratulations to Coldharbour Field Kitchen and Devon Eco Boutique who have both been named as finalists at the Exeter Living Awards. Backed by a massive marketing campaign, this event has sold out every year. Businesses can nominate themselves in one or more of the 20 categories – the winners are…

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