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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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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Donation for Seaton Wetlands

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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Congratulations Nicci!

Nicci Simpson, a business woman from Ottery St Mary, has been named in the UK’s Top Female Entrepreneurs of 2024, a campaign that highlights inspiring female business leaders across UK. Nicci is the owner and founder of Devon Eco Boutique, a hub for unique gifts, practical products and preloved…

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Sidmouth projects win Creative Fund grants

Three art and culture projects in Sidmouth have received grants from East Devon District Council as part of their Creative East Devon Fund. The funding aims to support creative projects that improve people’s health and lives. The total funding amounted to over £31,000 and was awarded to fourteen…

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Sidmouth coastal defence scheme approved

The Sidmouth and East Beach coastal defence scheme has been fully approved by the Environment Agency, with £16million of funding from the UK Government. The project will protect 113 residential and 70 commercial properties from the risks of sea flooding and cliff erosion and will cost around £20…

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Honiton Hippo collage unveiled at Honiton station

A collaborative collage created by Honiton Primary pupils at Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) has been unveiled at Honiton Station. The artwork was officially unveiled at Honiton Station by the Mayor of Honiton, Councillor Helen Hurford. In a project led by the Friends of Honiton Station, attractive new…

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Celebrating volunteers with Sidmouth’s Wallspace

A new colourful artwork to celebrate the amazing work of volunteers in the community is now showing on Sidmouth Wallspace. The piece, featuring a collection of work created by the community and put together by mixed media artist, Tara Greifenberg, is a vibrant representation of Sidmouth’s…

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Diego arrives in Devon following life-saving rescue

Wildwood Trust, working with Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park, has successfully rescued Diego, the sole surviving bear at Orsa Predator Park in Sweden, which will soon close. The Swedish park is due to close imminently to make room for a leisure facility and staff were ordered to euthanise any animals…

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