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James & Sharon's guidebook Of things to do In Sidmouth & Surrounding areas

James

James & Sharon's guidebook Of things to do In Sidmouth & Surrounding areas

Food scene
Recently refurbished the marine pizzeria is an amazing place to grab a freshly cooked pizza and a beverage of your choice. Highly recommended. They offer sit in (booking in advance recommended) or takeaway pizza which is well worth the wait :)
The Marine
Recently refurbished the marine pizzeria is an amazing place to grab a freshly cooked pizza and a beverage of your choice. Highly recommended. They offer sit in (booking in advance recommended) or takeaway pizza which is well worth the wait :)
A great little local pub that has a varied menu including vegetarian & vegan options. Covered outdoor seating and a cosy interior make for a traditional local pub feel (booking in advance recommended)
The Swan Inn
37 York St
A great little local pub that has a varied menu including vegetarian & vegan options. Covered outdoor seating and a cosy interior make for a traditional local pub feel (booking in advance recommended)
A great coffee shop offering a range of drinks and snacks. Set in Sidmouths old Trumps deli with a lot of quirky pieces and details left in the conversion to a coffee shop. Also dog friendly :)
Coffee#1 Sidmouth
36 Fore St
A great coffee shop offering a range of drinks and snacks. Set in Sidmouths old Trumps deli with a lot of quirky pieces and details left in the conversion to a coffee shop. Also dog friendly :)
Just over the road from your accommodation this little curry house offers the best taste of Indian food at a great price. A small eat in area (booking advised) and you can take your own wine or order a take out and enjoy at your leisure.
Sidmouth Tandoori
7 Radway
Just over the road from your accommodation this little curry house offers the best taste of Indian food at a great price. A small eat in area (booking advised) and you can take your own wine or order a take out and enjoy at your leisure.
Breakfast (every day from 8.30am until noon-ish) which is all about toast, croissants and other pastries plus our jam and peanut butter, our own butter, boiled eggs and muesli. In winter there’s also porridge, and in summer there’s yoghurt and fruit.  Lunch (12.30pm-ish until 2.30pm or until we run out) will always be some kind of hearty soup or stew in winter, and salads in summer, using fresh, seasonal ingredients.  Tea (2.30pm until 4.30pm-ish) is cakes and scones with our own butter and jam, all made right here and emerging from the oven piping hot from half two in the afternoon.
Town Mill Bakery
Breakfast (every day from 8.30am until noon-ish) which is all about toast, croissants and other pastries plus our jam and peanut butter, our own butter, boiled eggs and muesli. In winter there’s also porridge, and in summer there’s yoghurt and fruit.  Lunch (12.30pm-ish until 2.30pm or until we run out) will always be some kind of hearty soup or stew in winter, and salads in summer, using fresh, seasonal ingredients.  Tea (2.30pm until 4.30pm-ish) is cakes and scones with our own butter and jam, all made right here and emerging from the oven piping hot from half two in the afternoon.
A great place to grab an ice cream, they do lots of different flavours and are generous with the portion sizes :)
Taste Of Sidmouth
A great place to grab an ice cream, they do lots of different flavours and are generous with the portion sizes :)
Just a few hundred yards down the street From the RAMM (Next to Exeter Central Station) This place has amazing Cakes, Light lunches, the best coffee in Exeter and bags of atmosphere, definitely well worth a visit!
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The Exploding Bakery Cafe
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Just a few hundred yards down the street From the RAMM (Next to Exeter Central Station) This place has amazing Cakes, Light lunches, the best coffee in Exeter and bags of atmosphere, definitely well worth a visit!
A great little microbrewery where you can taste and buy bottles and cans of local craft beer, or a bottle of rum. All brewed on site in Lyme Regis. Sit in or out and enjoy the views of the river whilst sipping at your beverage of choice or take some with you to enjoy at home
Lyme Regis Brewery
A great little microbrewery where you can taste and buy bottles and cans of local craft beer, or a bottle of rum. All brewed on site in Lyme Regis. Sit in or out and enjoy the views of the river whilst sipping at your beverage of choice or take some with you to enjoy at home
The Plant Cafe is situated in a wonderful location overlooking the green in front of Exeter cathedral. The interior is very cute and cosy. There are tables outside or you can get your food to take away and go and sit on the green itself on a sunny day. Great for tasty veggie and vegan food.
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The Plant Cafe
1 Cathedral Yard
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The Plant Cafe is situated in a wonderful location overlooking the green in front of Exeter cathedral. The interior is very cute and cosy. There are tables outside or you can get your food to take away and go and sit on the green itself on a sunny day. Great for tasty veggie and vegan food.
"Michael and James Dart had a vision to create a unique shopping destination that champions local food and drink, from the farm and other incredible, passionate artisans; they wanted it to be about the home and the great outdoors; to be somewhere that you are able to go and spend the whole day. You can reconnect with nature by visiting the animals, winding your way through the vegetable fields, or wildlife spotting in the bird hide overlooking the wetlands. If you are feeling adventurous you can hire a bike and discover the beautiful views the Exe Estuary has to offer."
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Darts Farm
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"Michael and James Dart had a vision to create a unique shopping destination that champions local food and drink, from the farm and other incredible, passionate artisans; they wanted it to be about the home and the great outdoors; to be somewhere that you are able to go and spend the whole day. You can reconnect with nature by visiting the animals, winding your way through the vegetable fields, or wildlife spotting in the bird hide overlooking the wetlands. If you are feeling adventurous you can hire a bike and discover the beautiful views the Exe Estuary has to offer."
This all you can eat vegetarian cafe is 80 to 90% vegan. Therefore, you get a lot of vegan options to choose from! The Seeds 2 Cafe bakes it own vegan, gluten-free bread. The café's bakery is 35% vegan. All the bread, a lot of cakes and some savoury snacks are vegan. The friendly staff will be happy to help you with vegan options. Fill up your plate and enjoy all the delicious items on offer in a warm and friendly atmosphere
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Seeds 2 Totnes
40 High St
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This all you can eat vegetarian cafe is 80 to 90% vegan. Therefore, you get a lot of vegan options to choose from! The Seeds 2 Cafe bakes it own vegan, gluten-free bread. The café's bakery is 35% vegan. All the bread, a lot of cakes and some savoury snacks are vegan. The friendly staff will be happy to help you with vegan options. Fill up your plate and enjoy all the delicious items on offer in a warm and friendly atmosphere
Award winning Eatery owned by Hugh Fearnely Whittingstall of river cottage fame, offering coffee cakes and light bites
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River Cottage Kitchen
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Award winning Eatery owned by Hugh Fearnely Whittingstall of river cottage fame, offering coffee cakes and light bites
A great place to sample amazing Lebanese food. The Baklava are always a favourite
Comptoir Libanais
A great place to sample amazing Lebanese food. The Baklava are always a favourite
A great place to eat a variety of different dishes. Go for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner and enjoy the quirky industrial interior and atmosphere.
Bill's Exeter Restaurant
32-33 Gandy Street
A great place to eat a variety of different dishes. Go for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner and enjoy the quirky industrial interior and atmosphere.
"One of the best places in Britain for afternoon tea" - The Sunday Times "Set beside the River Otter in one of Devon's most beautiful coastal valleys, a warm welcome awaits you at Otterton Mill - the place in Devon to experience the ancient traditions of flour milling, bread baking and much more." A great place to enjoy tea, coffee , lunch or a piece of cake before or after a lovely walk along the otter river
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Otterton Mill
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"One of the best places in Britain for afternoon tea" - The Sunday Times "Set beside the River Otter in one of Devon's most beautiful coastal valleys, a warm welcome awaits you at Otterton Mill - the place in Devon to experience the ancient traditions of flour milling, bread baking and much more." A great place to enjoy tea, coffee , lunch or a piece of cake before or after a lovely walk along the otter river
"Welcome to Rafikis! We are a small independent licenced cafe, serving all day brunches, daily changing lunch specials, homemade cakes, and excellent coffees, beers and wines. You can also grab a freshly made smoothie, a tumeric latte, a matcha green tea or something else from a wide range of drinks to have in or away. It also just happens to be vegetarian and vegan, but if you are a committed carnivore please don’t let that put you off!" Amazing place to visit, a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere with a wealth of food on offer.
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Rafikis
17 West St
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"Welcome to Rafikis! We are a small independent licenced cafe, serving all day brunches, daily changing lunch specials, homemade cakes, and excellent coffees, beers and wines. You can also grab a freshly made smoothie, a tumeric latte, a matcha green tea or something else from a wide range of drinks to have in or away. It also just happens to be vegetarian and vegan, but if you are a committed carnivore please don’t let that put you off!" Amazing place to visit, a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere with a wealth of food on offer.
We like to think of Honiton BTP as an elegant English tearoom, but with the added buzz of an urban hotspot. "We have a first come, first served service style and don’t offer bookings, but we have plenty of seats throughout the cafe plus our fabulous garden. We’re a breastfeeding friendly cafe, and welcome dogs too." A lovely range of breakfast, brunch, or lunch is available here along with a wide array of beverages. A beautiful garden to the rear allows you to enjoy all of the above in a calm and quirky space when the sun's out, and if not there's plenty of indoor space too.
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Boston Tea Party Honiton
53 High Street
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We like to think of Honiton BTP as an elegant English tearoom, but with the added buzz of an urban hotspot. "We have a first come, first served service style and don’t offer bookings, but we have plenty of seats throughout the cafe plus our fabulous garden. We’re a breastfeeding friendly cafe, and welcome dogs too." A lovely range of breakfast, brunch, or lunch is available here along with a wide array of beverages. A beautiful garden to the rear allows you to enjoy all of the above in a calm and quirky space when the sun's out, and if not there's plenty of indoor space too.
Berto’s is an authentic Italian pizza restaurant and takeaway, situated in the scenic moorland town of Moretonhampstead. Doing Takeaway pizza, eat in pizza and other italian dishes in the evening you're also welcome to take in your own alcohol to enjoy on the premises with your meal. Booking strongly advised as it's a very tiny place that gets very busy. The Tiramisu comes highly recommended
Berto's Pizza Restaurant
4A Cross St
Berto’s is an authentic Italian pizza restaurant and takeaway, situated in the scenic moorland town of Moretonhampstead. Doing Takeaway pizza, eat in pizza and other italian dishes in the evening you're also welcome to take in your own alcohol to enjoy on the premises with your meal. Booking strongly advised as it's a very tiny place that gets very busy. The Tiramisu comes highly recommended
"Espresso coffee, loose leaf teas, craft & world beer and home cooked food. Open 10am-3pm 5 days a week (closed Monday & Tuesday)." A great little place to grab lunch, a light bite, a local beer or a coffee. A cosy and comfy place to settle in
The Cross Street Cafe
3 Cross Street
"Espresso coffee, loose leaf teas, craft & world beer and home cooked food. Open 10am-3pm 5 days a week (closed Monday & Tuesday)." A great little place to grab lunch, a light bite, a local beer or a coffee. A cosy and comfy place to settle in
"Enjoy delicious, freshly-prepared food and a wide selection of drinks all served in a friendly and vibrant atmosphere. helpful and approachable staff will ensure that your visit to the Bowd Inn is as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. At the Bowd, we love what we do and pride ourselves on the service we offer! " Whether you’re joining us for our farmhouse carvery or just popping in for a quick drink,
Bowd
"Enjoy delicious, freshly-prepared food and a wide selection of drinks all served in a friendly and vibrant atmosphere. helpful and approachable staff will ensure that your visit to the Bowd Inn is as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. At the Bowd, we love what we do and pride ourselves on the service we offer! " Whether you’re joining us for our farmhouse carvery or just popping in for a quick drink,
"At Rockets and Rascals we're all about great coffee, freshly baked cakes, tasty locally sourced food and the kind of bike rides where the wind is always on your back. Look out for our live music nights and cycling events." Am amazing place to grab food or drink and even basic parts for your push bike :) they do bike hire as well if you fancy a local bike tour of plymouth
Rockets and Rascals Plymouth
7 Parade
"At Rockets and Rascals we're all about great coffee, freshly baked cakes, tasty locally sourced food and the kind of bike rides where the wind is always on your back. Look out for our live music nights and cycling events." Am amazing place to grab food or drink and even basic parts for your push bike :) they do bike hire as well if you fancy a local bike tour of plymouth
"Voted No.52 in the top 100 restaurants outside London in 2015 by Square Meal, the independent restaurant guide. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 To 3 for Breakfast, morning coffee & Lunch and Thursday (Fish & Seafood Night), Friday and Saturday in the evening from 6 (booking Highly advisable).
The Loft
5 Old Fore Street
"Voted No.52 in the top 100 restaurants outside London in 2015 by Square Meal, the independent restaurant guide. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 To 3 for Breakfast, morning coffee & Lunch and Thursday (Fish & Seafood Night), Friday and Saturday in the evening from 6 (booking Highly advisable).
The Yellow Deli In Honiton "One step into the Yellow Deli and you’ll feel as though you have been transported to a simpler time. It’s walls, posts and beams are made with aged and weathered wood recycled from old barns and demolition wood that have regained a glory that was lost." A great place to grab breakfast, brunch or lunch. You will feel like you are far away from Devon in a completely different part of the world. The happy & friendly staff are so welcoming and the building interior is very well decked out. Great food on offer, a welcoming atmosphere and a great experience.
The Yellow Deli
43-47 High Street
The Yellow Deli In Honiton "One step into the Yellow Deli and you’ll feel as though you have been transported to a simpler time. It’s walls, posts and beams are made with aged and weathered wood recycled from old barns and demolition wood that have regained a glory that was lost." A great place to grab breakfast, brunch or lunch. You will feel like you are far away from Devon in a completely different part of the world. The happy & friendly staff are so welcoming and the building interior is very well decked out. Great food on offer, a welcoming atmosphere and a great experience.
The Blue Ball Inn is situated in Sidford just under 2 miles away from Sidmouth where you are located. An easy 30 minute walk through the byes alongside the river to Sidford or 5 minutes by car. The blue ball offer carvery at the weekends, local specials, seafood, salads and much more with generous portions. (booking in advance is advised)
The Blue Ball Inn
The Blue Ball Inn is situated in Sidford just under 2 miles away from Sidmouth where you are located. An easy 30 minute walk through the byes alongside the river to Sidford or 5 minutes by car. The blue ball offer carvery at the weekends, local specials, seafood, salads and much more with generous portions. (booking in advance is advised)
"Neil’s is a great place to eat in Sidmouth and is just a short walk from Sidmouth Beach and within easy reach of Beer, Lyme Regis and Exeter. Neil’s focuses on bringing the freshest Devon food, cooked in sympathetic and delicious ways to the table. Neil’s Restaurant Sidmouth has an informal and contemporary design and allows you to actually see Neil at work." Neil's is a stone's throw from your accommodation and is always busy so booking is advised.
Neil's Restaurant
"Neil’s is a great place to eat in Sidmouth and is just a short walk from Sidmouth Beach and within easy reach of Beer, Lyme Regis and Exeter. Neil’s focuses on bringing the freshest Devon food, cooked in sympathetic and delicious ways to the table. Neil’s Restaurant Sidmouth has an informal and contemporary design and allows you to actually see Neil at work." Neil's is a stone's throw from your accommodation and is always busy so booking is advised.
Sightseeing
Connaught Gardens is a great outdoor area. Enjoy some quiet time, sit in the sun or take in the view from the top of Jacobs ladder, a lovely spot to enjoy the outdoors. Walk west along the seafront and follow the promenade under the cliffs until you reach Jacob's ladder, climb the famous white steps up to Connaught gardens and the Tea rooms for a well earned rest and maybe a piece of cake!
Connaught Gardens
Connaught Gardens is a great outdoor area. Enjoy some quiet time, sit in the sun or take in the view from the top of Jacobs ladder, a lovely spot to enjoy the outdoors. Walk west along the seafront and follow the promenade under the cliffs until you reach Jacob's ladder, climb the famous white steps up to Connaught gardens and the Tea rooms for a well earned rest and maybe a piece of cake!
A wide range of exciting Devon boat trips around the beaches & coves. Also available for speed boat, private charter or a party with a unique twist! Boats leave from Sidmouth Seafront Opposite Pynes Bar, see information board on the railings
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Stuart Line Cruises
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A wide range of exciting Devon boat trips around the beaches & coves. Also available for speed boat, private charter or a party with a unique twist! Boats leave from Sidmouth Seafront Opposite Pynes Bar, see information board on the railings
Exeter Cathedral is a testament to the creativity, skill and devotion of those who built it. Dating back 900 years, it is one of England's most beautiful medieval cathedrals and one of the finest examples of decorated Gothic architecture in this country. It is most famous for its two Norman towers, impressive west front carvings and the longest unbroken stretch of Gothic vaulting in the world. Of note are the Minstrels' Gallery, the 15 Century Astronomical Clock, a complete set of Misericords and the highly decorated tombs, bosses and corbels.
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Kathedrale St. Peter
1 The Cloisters
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Exeter Cathedral is a testament to the creativity, skill and devotion of those who built it. Dating back 900 years, it is one of England's most beautiful medieval cathedrals and one of the finest examples of decorated Gothic architecture in this country. It is most famous for its two Norman towers, impressive west front carvings and the longest unbroken stretch of Gothic vaulting in the world. Of note are the Minstrels' Gallery, the 15 Century Astronomical Clock, a complete set of Misericords and the highly decorated tombs, bosses and corbels.
The Exe Estuary offers cycling routes for all abilities, whether cyclists wish to spend an hour visiting the delightful village of Lympstone or enjoy a 3 hour round trip to Exmouth or Exeter. Ferries from Exmouth to Starcross and from Topsham to The Turf also offer cyclists the opportunity to explore the full 26 mile route. Darts Farm is conveniently located halfway between the city and sea offering a perfect starting and finishing point. From Darts Farm, you can follow the trail north through Topsham towards Exeter Quay, or south to the sea at Exmouth, passing through the pretty village of Lympstone on the way.
Exe Estuary
The Exe Estuary offers cycling routes for all abilities, whether cyclists wish to spend an hour visiting the delightful village of Lympstone or enjoy a 3 hour round trip to Exmouth or Exeter. Ferries from Exmouth to Starcross and from Topsham to The Turf also offer cyclists the opportunity to explore the full 26 mile route. Darts Farm is conveniently located halfway between the city and sea offering a perfect starting and finishing point. From Darts Farm, you can follow the trail north through Topsham towards Exeter Quay, or south to the sea at Exmouth, passing through the pretty village of Lympstone on the way.
The Exmouth to Starcross Ferry is a passenger ferry which crosses the mouth of the River Exe in the English county of Devon. It links the town of Exmouth on the eastern side of the Exe estuary to the village of Starcross on the western side.
Exmouth to Starcross Ferry
The Exmouth to Starcross Ferry is a passenger ferry which crosses the mouth of the River Exe in the English county of Devon. It links the town of Exmouth on the eastern side of the Exe estuary to the village of Starcross on the western side.
A wonderful and exhilarating place, Dartmoor’s 386 square miles has so many options for getting active. Explore the highest tors on foot, tackle the steepest hills on your bike, hack over the moor on horseback, brave a cold dip while wild swimming, try out kayaking and climbing or enjoy a sedate day fishing; there are so many options for exploring Dartmoor National Park!
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Dartmoor
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A wonderful and exhilarating place, Dartmoor’s 386 square miles has so many options for getting active. Explore the highest tors on foot, tackle the steepest hills on your bike, hack over the moor on horseback, brave a cold dip while wild swimming, try out kayaking and climbing or enjoy a sedate day fishing; there are so many options for exploring Dartmoor National Park!
Situated on the south eastern edge of Dartmoor, Haytor has spectacular views across Dartmoor and the South Devon coast and offers good opportunities for you to experience Dartmoor’s fascinating past and the stunning wildlife and heritage within a short walk of the National Park Visitor Centre.
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Haytor Rocks
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Situated on the south eastern edge of Dartmoor, Haytor has spectacular views across Dartmoor and the South Devon coast and offers good opportunities for you to experience Dartmoor’s fascinating past and the stunning wildlife and heritage within a short walk of the National Park Visitor Centre.
Durdle Door is one of Dorset’s most photographed and iconic landmarks. It is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It is an extremely popular beauty spot. Access to the pebble and shingle beach is on foot via a path and steps over the hill from Lulworth Cove or down from the Car Park (charges apply) which is located on the cliff top at Durdle Door Holiday Park. There is a half mile walk (approx 30 minutes) along a steep path downhill, plus a further 150 steps down onto the beach. There is only one set of steps to access the beach.
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Durdle Door
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Durdle Door is one of Dorset’s most photographed and iconic landmarks. It is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It is an extremely popular beauty spot. Access to the pebble and shingle beach is on foot via a path and steps over the hill from Lulworth Cove or down from the Car Park (charges apply) which is located on the cliff top at Durdle Door Holiday Park. There is a half mile walk (approx 30 minutes) along a steep path downhill, plus a further 150 steps down onto the beach. There is only one set of steps to access the beach.
3,500 acres of woodland just 15 minutes from Exeter Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park. With a range of walking and cycling trails to suit all abilities, as well as a pump loop, cycle skills area, orienteering courses and so much more just waiting to be discovered. Hire a bike or strap on your walking boots this is a great place to unwind whatever your choice of activity
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Haldon Forest
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3,500 acres of woodland just 15 minutes from Exeter Whether you want a quiet gentle stroll or an exhilarating mountain biking experience, there’s something for you at Haldon Forest Park. With a range of walking and cycling trails to suit all abilities, as well as a pump loop, cycle skills area, orienteering courses and so much more just waiting to be discovered. Hire a bike or strap on your walking boots this is a great place to unwind whatever your choice of activity
"Nearly 4km of level trails and boardwalk through beautiful marshland and reed beds alongside the river Axe, home to an abundance of wildlife."
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Seaton Wetlands
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"Nearly 4km of level trails and boardwalk through beautiful marshland and reed beds alongside the river Axe, home to an abundance of wildlife."
"Over 64 acres to explore "A delight for gardeners" Spanning nearly 300years of gardening history, the park is home to many rare and beautiful species, collected from around the world. The Palm House is made from over 18,000 panes of glass (built 20yrs before The Kew Gardens Palm House) hosting many Palms. Tropical House, Arid House, Temperate house. Enjoy your coffee / lunch overlooking the Italian Garden. Explore the arboretum and while away time in the bird hide Ride the Bicton Woodland railway for an oversight of the park (suitable for wheelchairs) The countryside museum containing a huge collection of bygone days.... "
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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
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"Over 64 acres to explore "A delight for gardeners" Spanning nearly 300years of gardening history, the park is home to many rare and beautiful species, collected from around the world. The Palm House is made from over 18,000 panes of glass (built 20yrs before The Kew Gardens Palm House) hosting many Palms. Tropical House, Arid House, Temperate house. Enjoy your coffee / lunch overlooking the Italian Garden. Explore the arboretum and while away time in the bird hide Ride the Bicton Woodland railway for an oversight of the park (suitable for wheelchairs) The countryside museum containing a huge collection of bygone days.... "
"No visit to Devon would be complete without a visit to Dartmoor's iconic landmark. Come and breathe some of the purest air in England, explore 50 acres of stunning woodlands and enjoy a very, very warm welcome!"
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Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park Limited
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"No visit to Devon would be complete without a visit to Dartmoor's iconic landmark. Come and breathe some of the purest air in England, explore 50 acres of stunning woodlands and enjoy a very, very warm welcome!"
"Situated within the Dartmoor National Park in the heart of Devon’s Teign Valley, natural and manmade waterfalls tumble down ancient rock formations to meet the tranquil lakes below, offering some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in Devon."
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Canonteign Falls
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"Situated within the Dartmoor National Park in the heart of Devon’s Teign Valley, natural and manmade waterfalls tumble down ancient rock formations to meet the tranquil lakes below, offering some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in Devon."
"A magical forest on the Killerton estate and one of the largest woods in East Devon." Owned and managed by the National Trust
Ashclyst Forest
"A magical forest on the Killerton estate and one of the largest woods in East Devon." Owned and managed by the National Trust
"The Golden Cap Estate is a haven for walkers of all abilities and ages, with over 25 miles of footpaths to explore." owned and managed by the National trust
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Golden Cap
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"The Golden Cap Estate is a haven for walkers of all abilities and ages, with over 25 miles of footpaths to explore." owned and managed by the National trust
"A peaceful retreat set within the beautiful Devon countryside" Owned & managed by the National Trust
Parke
"A peaceful retreat set within the beautiful Devon countryside" Owned & managed by the National Trust
"A calm spot over the River Teign with unspoilt woods" Owned & managed by the National Trust
Fingle Bridge
"A calm spot over the River Teign with unspoilt woods" Owned & managed by the National Trust
"A gentle coastal landscape west of Dartmouth with wonderful views, wild flowers and the ruins of a Civil War encampment" owned & managed by the National Trust
Little Dartmouth - Car Park
"A gentle coastal landscape west of Dartmouth with wonderful views, wild flowers and the ruins of a Civil War encampment" owned & managed by the National Trust
"The deepest river gorge in the South West, with 30m high waterfall" owned & managed by the National trust
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Lydford Gorge
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"The deepest river gorge in the South West, with 30m high waterfall" owned & managed by the National trust
"A hidden paradise of subtropical gardens" owned & managed by The National Trust
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Overbecks
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"A hidden paradise of subtropical gardens" owned & managed by The National Trust
"This hillfort in Devon was built during the 4th century BC. It was used by an Iron Age tribal people, probably for several hundred years. Blackbury Camp had impressive ramparts, and the single entrance was protected by a large triangular earthwork or ‘barbican’. Now surrounded by woodland, the hillfort is a popular spot for picnics."
Blackbury Camp
"This hillfort in Devon was built during the 4th century BC. It was used by an Iron Age tribal people, probably for several hundred years. Blackbury Camp had impressive ramparts, and the single entrance was protected by a large triangular earthwork or ‘barbican’. Now surrounded by woodland, the hillfort is a popular spot for picnics."
"Beautifully sited on the fringe of Dartmoor, Lydford boasts three defensive features. Near the centre is a 13th century tower on a mound, built as a prison. To the south is an earlier Norman earthwork castle and to the north, there are Saxon town defences."
Lydford Castle and Saxon Town
"Beautifully sited on the fringe of Dartmoor, Lydford boasts three defensive features. Near the centre is a 13th century tower on a mound, built as a prison. To the south is an earlier Norman earthwork castle and to the north, there are Saxon town defences."
"The best known of many prehistoric settlements on Dartmoor, Grimspound dates from the late Bronze Age (about 1450–700 BC). The remains of 24 stone roundhouses survive here, within a massive boundary wall about 150 metres in diameter. There are great views of the site from Hookney Tor and the high ground on Hameldown."
Grimspound
"The best known of many prehistoric settlements on Dartmoor, Grimspound dates from the late Bronze Age (about 1450–700 BC). The remains of 24 stone roundhouses survive here, within a massive boundary wall about 150 metres in diameter. There are great views of the site from Hookney Tor and the high ground on Hameldown."
Things to do
Situated just outside of Sidmouth on the East side of town you’ll find the Donkey Sanctuary, home to literally hundreds of rescued donkeys, great walks and free entrance and parking. Open every day 9 - 5
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The Donkey Sanctuary
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Situated just outside of Sidmouth on the East side of town you’ll find the Donkey Sanctuary, home to literally hundreds of rescued donkeys, great walks and free entrance and parking. Open every day 9 - 5
Sidmouth Museum offers 'Something for Everyone'. The focus is on our local history which has been greatly influenced by the wide variety of people, some very famous, who have lived and stayed in Sidmouth. Our location on the Jurassic Coast lends itself to our rich collection of fossils, minerals and archaeology.
Sidmouth Museum
Sidmouth Museum offers 'Something for Everyone'. The focus is on our local history which has been greatly influenced by the wide variety of people, some very famous, who have lived and stayed in Sidmouth. Our location on the Jurassic Coast lends itself to our rich collection of fossils, minerals and archaeology.
Jala Flow Yoga offers a truly dedicated space to practice Yoga and Pilates for those of all experience, knowledge and interests. Set in an attractive grade II listed building, conveniently located on the High Street, they are fortunate to have the space to be able to offer an extensive variety of styles of yoga, meditation and therapy, as well as workshops, retreats and training.”
Jala Flow Yoga
39 High St
Jala Flow Yoga offers a truly dedicated space to practice Yoga and Pilates for those of all experience, knowledge and interests. Set in an attractive grade II listed building, conveniently located on the High Street, they are fortunate to have the space to be able to offer an extensive variety of styles of yoga, meditation and therapy, as well as workshops, retreats and training.”
Aspara at the royal York and Faulkner hotel Offering Massages, treatments and use of their hydro spa "Contemporary in design, with a stunning interior featuring Italian natural stone, glass & steel, the centrepiece of Aspara is a tiled hydrotherapy pool offering a variety of jets to gently massage away aches and pains. The Hydra-Spa also has a steam cabin, traditional sauna and loungers for relaxing. Plus The Beauty Room at Aspara offers a wide range of treatments including facials; manicures & pedicures; massage, body treatments and packages.”
Aspara
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Aspara at the royal York and Faulkner hotel Offering Massages, treatments and use of their hydro spa "Contemporary in design, with a stunning interior featuring Italian natural stone, glass & steel, the centrepiece of Aspara is a tiled hydrotherapy pool offering a variety of jets to gently massage away aches and pains. The Hydra-Spa also has a steam cabin, traditional sauna and loungers for relaxing. Plus The Beauty Room at Aspara offers a wide range of treatments including facials; manicures & pedicures; massage, body treatments and packages.”
"Our guides will take you on an hour long tour through the vast man-made complex of underground caverns with their mighty halls of vaulted roofs and pillars of Beer Stone which have been likened to a vast underground cathedral. See for yourself the methods used to quarry and deliver the huge blocks of stone, the working conditions, the hardships endured and the dangers faced daily by the work-force using only the light from a flickering tallow candle and you may never again see a famous building with the same eyes. The caves are cool so please bring warm clothing and it’s best to arrive at least 10 mins before the tours start."
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Beer Quarry Caves Ltd
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"Our guides will take you on an hour long tour through the vast man-made complex of underground caverns with their mighty halls of vaulted roofs and pillars of Beer Stone which have been likened to a vast underground cathedral. See for yourself the methods used to quarry and deliver the huge blocks of stone, the working conditions, the hardships endured and the dangers faced daily by the work-force using only the light from a flickering tallow candle and you may never again see a famous building with the same eyes. The caves are cool so please bring warm clothing and it’s best to arrive at least 10 mins before the tours start."
Exmouth Beach with fantastic views across the estuary and miles of golden sand, ideal for long walks and an ice cream.
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Exmouth
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Exmouth Beach with fantastic views across the estuary and miles of golden sand, ideal for long walks and an ice cream.
Quirky 18th-century, 16 sided house with fascinating interior decoration and collections This unique sixteen-sided house was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, on their return from a grand tour of Europe in the late 18th century. It contains many objects and mementoes of their travels.The extraordinary interior decoration includes a feather frieze, gathered from native game birds and chickens, laboriously stuck down with isinglass. There is also a fragile shell-encrusted gallery, said to contain nearly 25,000 shells, which can be viewed in its entirety using a touch screen 360 degree virtual tour.
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National Trust - A la Ronde
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Quirky 18th-century, 16 sided house with fascinating interior decoration and collections This unique sixteen-sided house was built for two spinster cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, on their return from a grand tour of Europe in the late 18th century. It contains many objects and mementoes of their travels.The extraordinary interior decoration includes a feather frieze, gathered from native game birds and chickens, laboriously stuck down with isinglass. There is also a fragile shell-encrusted gallery, said to contain nearly 25,000 shells, which can be viewed in its entirety using a touch screen 360 degree virtual tour.
For a not-so-large city, Exeter punches above its weight when it comes to museums and galleries. The award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) was named Museum of the Year after a major refurbishment in 2012, and it continues to offer a fantastic programme of visiting exhibitions, as well as its own collections of local, national and international importance.
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Royal Albert Memorial Museum
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For a not-so-large city, Exeter punches above its weight when it comes to museums and galleries. The award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) was named Museum of the Year after a major refurbishment in 2012, and it continues to offer a fantastic programme of visiting exhibitions, as well as its own collections of local, national and international importance.
Powderham Castle is just outside Exeter and offers a great day out. Entertaining guided tours inside the Castle take you through secret doors and even across a haunted landing! Outside there are acres to explore and discoveries to be made. Get close to the deer on a deer park safari or simply take time to relax and enjoy the stunning views across the countryside.
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Powderham Castle
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Powderham Castle is just outside Exeter and offers a great day out. Entertaining guided tours inside the Castle take you through secret doors and even across a haunted landing! Outside there are acres to explore and discoveries to be made. Get close to the deer on a deer park safari or simply take time to relax and enjoy the stunning views across the countryside.
Would you give away your family home for your political beliefs? Sir Richard Acland did just that with his Killerton Estate in the heart of Devon, when he gave it to the Trust in 1944. Today, you'll find a friendly Georgian house set in 2,600 hectares (6,400 acres) of working farmland, woods, parkland, cottages and orchards. There's plenty of calm space in the glorious garden, beautiful year-round with rhododendrons, magnolias, champion trees and formal lawns. You can explore winding paths, climb an extinct volcano, discover an Iron Age hill fort and take in distant views towards Dartmoor.
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Killerton House
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Would you give away your family home for your political beliefs? Sir Richard Acland did just that with his Killerton Estate in the heart of Devon, when he gave it to the Trust in 1944. Today, you'll find a friendly Georgian house set in 2,600 hectares (6,400 acres) of working farmland, woods, parkland, cottages and orchards. There's plenty of calm space in the glorious garden, beautiful year-round with rhododendrons, magnolias, champion trees and formal lawns. You can explore winding paths, climb an extinct volcano, discover an Iron Age hill fort and take in distant views towards Dartmoor.
Castle Drogo is situated high above the Teign Gorge. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for self-made millionaire Julius Drewe. It looks ancient, but this remarkable building was only constructed 100 years ago, the last castle ever built in England. From the beginning it has suffered from water penetration and is now undergoing a 6 year conservation project that will last until the end of 2019 to make it watertight. Inside you can explore the castle‘s refreshed layout and precious treasures displayed in new ways. Outside the castle, stroll around the formal gardens or explore the Teign Valley with its ancient gorge, teeming with wildlife. Or recharge at the café with a traditional Devon cream tea or tuck into a slice of cake.
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Castle Drogo
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Castle Drogo is situated high above the Teign Gorge. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for self-made millionaire Julius Drewe. It looks ancient, but this remarkable building was only constructed 100 years ago, the last castle ever built in England. From the beginning it has suffered from water penetration and is now undergoing a 6 year conservation project that will last until the end of 2019 to make it watertight. Inside you can explore the castle‘s refreshed layout and precious treasures displayed in new ways. Outside the castle, stroll around the formal gardens or explore the Teign Valley with its ancient gorge, teeming with wildlife. Or recharge at the café with a traditional Devon cream tea or tuck into a slice of cake.
Dating from 14th century, these medieval passages under Exeter High Street are a unique ancient monument: no similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain. The Passages have long exercised a fascination over local people, with stories of wars and sieges, plague and pestilence! Their purpose was simple: to bring clean drinking water from natural springs in fields lying outside the walled city, through lead pipes into the heart of the city. The pipes sometimes sprang leaks and repairs to buried pipes could only be carried out by digging them up as we do today. To avoid this disruption the passages were vaulted and it is down some of these vaulted passageways that visitors are guided.The Passages are dark and narrow with a fascinating history. Visitors can experience interactive and educational exhibits in the Underground Passages Heritage Centre and watch a short video presentation before their guided tour.
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Underground Passages
2 Paris St
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Dating from 14th century, these medieval passages under Exeter High Street are a unique ancient monument: no similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain. The Passages have long exercised a fascination over local people, with stories of wars and sieges, plague and pestilence! Their purpose was simple: to bring clean drinking water from natural springs in fields lying outside the walled city, through lead pipes into the heart of the city. The pipes sometimes sprang leaks and repairs to buried pipes could only be carried out by digging them up as we do today. To avoid this disruption the passages were vaulted and it is down some of these vaulted passageways that visitors are guided.The Passages are dark and narrow with a fascinating history. Visitors can experience interactive and educational exhibits in the Underground Passages Heritage Centre and watch a short video presentation before their guided tour.
Topsham Quay Antiques Centre was built in 1947 as a Rank Flour storage building. As a just-post-war structure it was reinforced to be bomb proof but happily this facility was never tested. Rank never properly used the building and in the 1950s it was acquired by Tuborg Lager as a storage unit. Boats brought everything up the Exe estuary and docked alongside the building. A great place to spend some time browsing the many stalls within to find a bargain
Topsham Quay Antiques Centre
Topsham Quay Antiques Centre was built in 1947 as a Rank Flour storage building. As a just-post-war structure it was reinforced to be bomb proof but happily this facility was never tested. Rank never properly used the building and in the 1950s it was acquired by Tuborg Lager as a storage unit. Boats brought everything up the Exe estuary and docked alongside the building. A great place to spend some time browsing the many stalls within to find a bargain
Against the backdrop of the stunning Dartmoor, Go Ape Haldon is as far south as we venture. Your adventure though is definitely northwards as you scale the heights of the treetops. A great location for thrill seekers and family adventurers with hilltop to hilltop zip wires and daring high level crossings. You may be deep in the forest but the 360-degree views from your treetop vantage point are spectacular.
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Go Ape at Haldon Forest Park
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Against the backdrop of the stunning Dartmoor, Go Ape Haldon is as far south as we venture. Your adventure though is definitely northwards as you scale the heights of the treetops. A great location for thrill seekers and family adventurers with hilltop to hilltop zip wires and daring high level crossings. You may be deep in the forest but the 360-degree views from your treetop vantage point are spectacular.
Only 10 minutes from Sidmouth by car and a veritable aladdin's cave of the old, quirky and downright bizarre. If you're in the market for a vintage teapot, a stuffed boars head or quirky upcycled pieces then this place is definitely worth a look.
THE VINTAGE TRADING POST
Only 10 minutes from Sidmouth by car and a veritable aladdin's cave of the old, quirky and downright bizarre. If you're in the market for a vintage teapot, a stuffed boars head or quirky upcycled pieces then this place is definitely worth a look.
An award winning cookery school where you can learn new skills or hone existing ones "The Ashburton Cookery School is one of the UK's top cookery schools offering inspirational cookery courses taught by our team of expert chefs. With over 40 cookery courses to choose from, designed to suit beginners as well as advanced home cooks we will teach you to cook with imagination, passion and enjoyment. If you want to take your cookery skills to the next level we have a cookery course for you."
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Ashburton Cookery School & Chefs Academy
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An award winning cookery school where you can learn new skills or hone existing ones "The Ashburton Cookery School is one of the UK's top cookery schools offering inspirational cookery courses taught by our team of expert chefs. With over 40 cookery courses to choose from, designed to suit beginners as well as advanced home cooks we will teach you to cook with imagination, passion and enjoyment. If you want to take your cookery skills to the next level we have a cookery course for you."
"Award-winning public art gallery based in Honiton, East Devon featuring an acclaimed programme of contemporary art exhibitions by Southwest artists as well as major national touring exhibitions. The gallery occupies an attractive, Grade II-listed, town house, formerly the home and studio of the artist Thelma Hulbert. Open Tuesday- Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Free admission, donations welcome."
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Thelma Hulbert Gallery
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"Award-winning public art gallery based in Honiton, East Devon featuring an acclaimed programme of contemporary art exhibitions by Southwest artists as well as major national touring exhibitions. The gallery occupies an attractive, Grade II-listed, town house, formerly the home and studio of the artist Thelma Hulbert. Open Tuesday- Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Free admission, donations welcome."
"Hybrid Gallery shows figurative art, there is a narrative thread to much of the work, some is quirky and all of it demonstrates skill in a particular medium. The range of subjects and techniques embraced in our exhibition programme means there is always fresh, new work of quality to enjoy."
Hybrid Gallery
51 High St
"Hybrid Gallery shows figurative art, there is a narrative thread to much of the work, some is quirky and all of it demonstrates skill in a particular medium. The range of subjects and techniques embraced in our exhibition programme means there is always fresh, new work of quality to enjoy."
A great small scale old fashioned feel cinema in Sidmouth within a 2 minute walk from your accommodation. Usually showing all the up to date latest releases along with some other unusual ones.
Scott Cinemas
A great small scale old fashioned feel cinema in Sidmouth within a 2 minute walk from your accommodation. Usually showing all the up to date latest releases along with some other unusual ones.
A large cinema with multiple screens showing all the latest popular films. Ice cream, popcorn and many other snacks and drinks are available to enjoy with the film of your choice
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Vue Cinema Exeter
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A large cinema with multiple screens showing all the latest popular films. Ice cream, popcorn and many other snacks and drinks are available to enjoy with the film of your choice
A great small scale cinema that often shows indie and world cinema choices. A cosy cafe upstairs offers a variety of snacks and food along with alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.
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Exeter Picturehouse
51 Bartholomew St W
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A great small scale cinema that often shows indie and world cinema choices. A cosy cafe upstairs offers a variety of snacks and food along with alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.
"At Seaton Jurassic we’ll take you on a journey like no other, back in time! Share the excitement of the discoveries made by local fossil hunters, geologists and evolutionary-thinkers as they uncovered the stories of life on Earth. Travel aboard our time-ship back to the Jurassic World, 200 million years ago. (You’re in charge, you take the ship’s controls and decide which prehistoric creatures you meet!) Experience the fight for survival as you land in a giant rockpool! With loads of hands-on activities and a fun garden to explore you’ll have a great day out whatever the weather! Your adventure starts here…"
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Seaton Jurassic
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"At Seaton Jurassic we’ll take you on a journey like no other, back in time! Share the excitement of the discoveries made by local fossil hunters, geologists and evolutionary-thinkers as they uncovered the stories of life on Earth. Travel aboard our time-ship back to the Jurassic World, 200 million years ago. (You’re in charge, you take the ship’s controls and decide which prehistoric creatures you meet!) Experience the fight for survival as you land in a giant rockpool! With loads of hands-on activities and a fun garden to explore you’ll have a great day out whatever the weather! Your adventure starts here…"
Escot Park boasts 220 acres of parkland with historic gardens plus a maze created with over 4000 beech trees. Wilderness paths wind through specimen trees, shrubs, and flowers. Also on the site is a birds of prey centre and exhibits of otters, red squirrels, and wild boar.
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Escot Park
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Escot Park boasts 220 acres of parkland with historic gardens plus a maze created with over 4000 beech trees. Wilderness paths wind through specimen trees, shrubs, and flowers. Also on the site is a birds of prey centre and exhibits of otters, red squirrels, and wild boar.
"Forde Abbey is a popular destination for families, garden lovers and historians alike. Set within thirty acres of award-winning gardens, you’ll find something of interest all year round." Amazing gardens, and an amazing setting
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Forde Abbey House and Gardens
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"Forde Abbey is a popular destination for families, garden lovers and historians alike. Set within thirty acres of award-winning gardens, you’ll find something of interest all year round." Amazing gardens, and an amazing setting
"Buckland Abbey was founded in 1278 by the Cistercian order of monks, the last Cistercian foundation in England. As with most Cistercian foundations, the abbey is located in a secluded spot, making it one of the more enjoyable historic houses to visit in Devon."
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Buckland Abbey
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"Buckland Abbey was founded in 1278 by the Cistercian order of monks, the last Cistercian foundation in England. As with most Cistercian foundations, the abbey is located in a secluded spot, making it one of the more enjoyable historic houses to visit in Devon."
One of the most prestigious art galleries in the Southwest, Brook Gallery came into existence in June 1997 with a specialisation in "Fine Art Original Print. Since then our portfolio has extended to show great painters, sculptors and ceramicists too, embracing the same principles of quality and value, scholarship and service that have made the gallery what is today."
Brook Gallery
One of the most prestigious art galleries in the Southwest, Brook Gallery came into existence in June 1997 with a specialisation in "Fine Art Original Print. Since then our portfolio has extended to show great painters, sculptors and ceramicists too, embracing the same principles of quality and value, scholarship and service that have made the gallery what is today."
Single handedly set up by a Sidmouth local this is the place to experience a great Stand up paddle board experience. You'll find Guy (who also volunteers for the local lifeboat team) and his friendly Crew set up on the beach opposite the Forte cafe. Hire boards, wetsuits and more and experience Sidmouth from a SUPing point of view :) These guys are now also offering E mountain bike hire and guided Emtb Bike rides on some amazing full suspension Ebikes. A great way to explore the local area without having to pedal up all the hills :) https://jurassicpaddlesports.co.uk/ebike-hire/
Jurassic Paddle Sports
Single handedly set up by a Sidmouth local this is the place to experience a great Stand up paddle board experience. You'll find Guy (who also volunteers for the local lifeboat team) and his friendly Crew set up on the beach opposite the Forte cafe. Hire boards, wetsuits and more and experience Sidmouth from a SUPing point of view :) These guys are now also offering E mountain bike hire and guided Emtb Bike rides on some amazing full suspension Ebikes. A great way to explore the local area without having to pedal up all the hills :) https://jurassicpaddlesports.co.uk/ebike-hire/
"Discover Knightshayes - a great post-war garden, 19th-century parkland and grand Gothic Revival architecture by Victorian visionary William Burges." Owned & managed by the National Trust
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Knightshayes Gardens National Trust
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"Discover Knightshayes - a great post-war garden, 19th-century parkland and grand Gothic Revival architecture by Victorian visionary William Burges." Owned & managed by the National Trust
"Tucked away in a deep wooded valley in Totnes, Berry Pomeroy Castle is the perfect romantic ruin with a colourful history of intrigue." owned & managed by English Heritage
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Berry Pomeroy Castle
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"Tucked away in a deep wooded valley in Totnes, Berry Pomeroy Castle is the perfect romantic ruin with a colourful history of intrigue." owned & managed by English Heritage
"This well-preserved late medieval house, built of local stone, lies near the centre of the Devon town of Paignton. It probably belonged to a well-to-do landowning or merchant family, and had a grand hall with space for up to 20 people to dine together. The house now contains modern furniture, illustrating traditional craftsmanship and the original use of the rooms." owned & managed by English Heritage
Kirkham House
"This well-preserved late medieval house, built of local stone, lies near the centre of the Devon town of Paignton. It probably belonged to a well-to-do landowning or merchant family, and had a grand hall with space for up to 20 people to dine together. The house now contains modern furniture, illustrating traditional craftsmanship and the original use of the rooms." owned & managed by English Heritage
"A classic Norman motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town. A later stone shell-keep crowns its steep mound, giving sweeping views across the town rooftops to the River Dart." owned & managed by English Heritage
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Totnes Castle
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"A classic Norman motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town. A later stone shell-keep crowns its steep mound, giving sweeping views across the town rooftops to the River Dart." owned & managed by English Heritage
"Once the largest castle in Devon, nestling in the foothills of Dartmoor. Reputedly haunted and mentioned in the Domesday Book." owned & managed by English Heritage
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Okehampton Castle
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"Once the largest castle in Devon, nestling in the foothills of Dartmoor. Reputedly haunted and mentioned in the Domesday Book." owned & managed by English Heritage
'Beautifully located fortresses on the edge of the river. For over 600 years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the Dart Estuary and the busy, vibrant port of Dartmouth." owned & managed by English Heritage
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Dartmouth Castle
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'Beautifully located fortresses on the edge of the river. For over 600 years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the Dart Estuary and the busy, vibrant port of Dartmouth." owned & managed by English Heritage
"The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean."
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National Marine Aquarium
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"The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean."
The Norman Lockyer Observatory in Sidmouth is both a historical observatory and home to an active amateur astronomical society. It is a centre for amateur astronomy, meteorology, radio astronomy, and the promotion of science education. A 5 minute drive by car or if your up for stretching your legs it can be accessed via the south west coast path which runs uphill to the observatory with great views guaranteed once you reach the top.
Norman Lockyer Observatory
The Norman Lockyer Observatory in Sidmouth is both a historical observatory and home to an active amateur astronomical society. It is a centre for amateur astronomy, meteorology, radio astronomy, and the promotion of science education. A 5 minute drive by car or if your up for stretching your legs it can be accessed via the south west coast path which runs uphill to the observatory with great views guaranteed once you reach the top.
Local rugby Stadium and a very popular place to see a lot of the big rugby games
Sandy Park
Local rugby Stadium and a very popular place to see a lot of the big rugby games
Plants and more in this amazing little shop in Exeter, if you love houseplants and more then this place is a must visit.
No Guts No Glory
125 Fore St
Plants and more in this amazing little shop in Exeter, if you love houseplants and more then this place is a must visit.
Neighbourhoods
"The beautiful picturesque village of Beer is located on the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast in Devon. Surrounded by white chalk cliffs, the shingle beach is lined with fishing boats still bringing in their daily catches and is famous for its mackerel. On the edge of the South West Coast Path, Beer has some of the most stunning coastal walks in the county, one of the best being from Seaton to Beer with dramatic views across the Jurassic Coastline. Beer was also named recently by Countryfile as the Top Picnic spot in the UK from Jubilee Gardens at the top of the headland, chose for its stunning view of the beach and village from the hillside."
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Beer
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"The beautiful picturesque village of Beer is located on the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast in Devon. Surrounded by white chalk cliffs, the shingle beach is lined with fishing boats still bringing in their daily catches and is famous for its mackerel. On the edge of the South West Coast Path, Beer has some of the most stunning coastal walks in the county, one of the best being from Seaton to Beer with dramatic views across the Jurassic Coastline. Beer was also named recently by Countryfile as the Top Picnic spot in the UK from Jubilee Gardens at the top of the headland, chose for its stunning view of the beach and village from the hillside."
"Nestling on the Jurassic Coast Lyme Regis is a town where you can escape the pace of twenty-first-century life. Famous for geology and fossils, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that remains unspoiled.You are sure to visit the harbour at Lyme Regis, where there is a famous stone construction known as the Cobb that shelters the boats. Don't miss the aquarium on the Cobb in the summer, especially if you are interested in seeing gigantic lobsters. A Literary Lyme Walking Tour might be more your thing, as the Cobb features in John Fowles' novel “The French Lieutenant's Woman” as well as in Jane Austen's “Persuasion”.
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Lyme Regis
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"Nestling on the Jurassic Coast Lyme Regis is a town where you can escape the pace of twenty-first-century life. Famous for geology and fossils, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that remains unspoiled.You are sure to visit the harbour at Lyme Regis, where there is a famous stone construction known as the Cobb that shelters the boats. Don't miss the aquarium on the Cobb in the summer, especially if you are interested in seeing gigantic lobsters. A Literary Lyme Walking Tour might be more your thing, as the Cobb features in John Fowles' novel “The French Lieutenant's Woman” as well as in Jane Austen's “Persuasion”.
Exmouth is one of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon. The town is the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and has two miles of sandy beach, which is perfect for water sports and walks. Exmouth is on the South east coast of Devon where the river Exe meets the sea. Close to Exeter, this vibrant town offers plenty of walking and cycling routes and water sports as well as local shops and restaurants to enjoy all year round.
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Exmouth
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Exmouth is one of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon. The town is the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and has two miles of sandy beach, which is perfect for water sports and walks. Exmouth is on the South east coast of Devon where the river Exe meets the sea. Close to Exeter, this vibrant town offers plenty of walking and cycling routes and water sports as well as local shops and restaurants to enjoy all year round.
"A small city that packs a big punch, Exeter is one of the most vibrant, attractive and historically interesting cities in England. Pre-dating the arrival of the Romans in AD 50, Exeter’s history is rich and long. This is reflected in its fascinating visitor attractions including its unique Underground Passages, free Red Coat Guided Tours, magnificent Cathedral, imposing Roman wall and beautiful Quayside. Exeter is also home to the award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum where visitors can explore the city’s 2,000-year history under one roof!"
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Exeter
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"A small city that packs a big punch, Exeter is one of the most vibrant, attractive and historically interesting cities in England. Pre-dating the arrival of the Romans in AD 50, Exeter’s history is rich and long. This is reflected in its fascinating visitor attractions including its unique Underground Passages, free Red Coat Guided Tours, magnificent Cathedral, imposing Roman wall and beautiful Quayside. Exeter is also home to the award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum where visitors can explore the city’s 2,000-year history under one roof!"
Totnes is an historic market town that combines alternative therapies, breathtakingly beautiful countryside and a fascinating history. Sitting in the heart of South Devon on the banks of the River Dart, this unique and charming town has an international reputation for its lively and diverse community and relaxed atmosphere. For shopping addicts Totnes offers an excellent range of small independent retailers and unique shops, the town is famed for its promotion of ethical products, wholefoods and fair trade goods. In the Civil Hall Square you’ll find the weekly market which held on Fridays and Saturdays, an Elizabethan market held each Tuesday morning (May-September), when traders dress in Elizabethan period costumes and the Totnes Sunday Good Food Market held the third Sunday of the month in the Market Square. As well as shopping and exploring the town’s history there are many wonderful things to see and do in and around Totnes. You can enjoy river trips on the Dart, discover one of the towns museums, visit Totnes Castle, take a ride on a steam railway or visit one of the many arts galleries.
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Totnes
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Totnes is an historic market town that combines alternative therapies, breathtakingly beautiful countryside and a fascinating history. Sitting in the heart of South Devon on the banks of the River Dart, this unique and charming town has an international reputation for its lively and diverse community and relaxed atmosphere. For shopping addicts Totnes offers an excellent range of small independent retailers and unique shops, the town is famed for its promotion of ethical products, wholefoods and fair trade goods. In the Civil Hall Square you’ll find the weekly market which held on Fridays and Saturdays, an Elizabethan market held each Tuesday morning (May-September), when traders dress in Elizabethan period costumes and the Totnes Sunday Good Food Market held the third Sunday of the month in the Market Square. As well as shopping and exploring the town’s history there are many wonderful things to see and do in and around Totnes. You can enjoy river trips on the Dart, discover one of the towns museums, visit Totnes Castle, take a ride on a steam railway or visit one of the many arts galleries. 
Ashburton is a vibrant, rural Devon town and the gateway to stunning Dartmoor. "A town for all reasons" - Ashburton has something for everyone! Some great independent shops and amazing places to grab a coffee or lunch
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Ashburton
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Ashburton is a vibrant, rural Devon town and the gateway to stunning Dartmoor. "A town for all reasons" - Ashburton has something for everyone! Some great independent shops and amazing places to grab a coffee or lunch
"Honiton is a lively market town famous for its lace and pottery and being regarded as the antiques capital of the south west. Set in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and on the banks of the River Otter, Honiton is a beautiful country town with a long industrial history."
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Honiton
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"Honiton is a lively market town famous for its lace and pottery and being regarded as the antiques capital of the south west. Set in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and on the banks of the River Otter, Honiton is a beautiful country town with a long industrial history."
"Sitting at the heart of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, with the South West Coast Path and Seaton Wetlands Nature Reserve within walking distance, Seaton’s beautiful scenery and natural environment are a joy to explore."
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Seaton
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"Sitting at the heart of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, with the South West Coast Path and Seaton Wetlands Nature Reserve within walking distance, Seaton’s beautiful scenery and natural environment are a joy to explore."
"Surrounded by spectacular countryside Moretonhampstead is an ancient market town and an ideal base for outdoor activity holidays as well as being home to a thriving crafts community with a number of open studios and galleries that you can visit. Known as the gateway town to the High Moor, Moretonhampstead was a major coaching stop for travellers between Exeter and Plymouth in the 18th century. However, its history goes back over 1,000 years to Saxon times."
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Moretonhampstead
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"Surrounded by spectacular countryside Moretonhampstead is an ancient market town and an ideal base for outdoor activity holidays as well as being home to a thriving crafts community with a number of open studios and galleries that you can visit. Known as the gateway town to the High Moor, Moretonhampstead was a major coaching stop for travellers between Exeter and Plymouth in the 18th century. However, its history goes back over 1,000 years to Saxon times."
"Budleigh Salterton is set in a cosy, warm town at the start of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. It remains to this day as one of Devon’s un-spoilt and charming towns for those who wish to enjoy a day in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere while taking in the historic heritage.'
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Budleigh Salterton
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"Budleigh Salterton is set in a cosy, warm town at the start of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. It remains to this day as one of Devon’s un-spoilt and charming towns for those who wish to enjoy a day in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere while taking in the historic heritage.'
"Once a thriving port and shipbuilding centre, Topsham still retains a strong maritime flavour. The quaint historic town has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an eclectic cluster of specialist shops and fine restaurants, plus wonderful sunsets above the estuary."
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Topsham
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"Once a thriving port and shipbuilding centre, Topsham still retains a strong maritime flavour. The quaint historic town has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an eclectic cluster of specialist shops and fine restaurants, plus wonderful sunsets above the estuary."
"The beautiful town of Dartmouth in South Devon. Situated on the banks of the picturesque River Dart, it’s the perfect year round destination for a short break, or day visit."
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Dartmouth
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"The beautiful town of Dartmouth in South Devon. Situated on the banks of the picturesque River Dart, it’s the perfect year round destination for a short break, or day visit."
"Plymouth britain's Ocean City. Rain or shine, Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City is home to breathtaking views, plenty to see and do and lots of fresh, sea air. Explore the waterfront, shop ‘til you drop or experience world class events. There’s nowhere quite like it"
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Plymouth
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"Plymouth britain's Ocean City. Rain or shine, Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City is home to breathtaking views, plenty to see and do and lots of fresh, sea air. Explore the waterfront, shop ‘til you drop or experience world class events. There’s nowhere quite like it"
Welcome to the English Riviera Torquay is a traditional yet thriving seaside town set on Devon's English Riviera coast
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Torquay
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Welcome to the English Riviera Torquay is a traditional yet thriving seaside town set on Devon's English Riviera coast
"The Devon village of Branscombe is found on the South coast of Devon between Seaton and Sidmouth and is one of the most relaxing and picturesque villages on Jurassic Coastline. Believed to be the longest village in the country, the streets sweep down through the stunning valley to the sea, lined with colourful cottages and thatched buildings."
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Branscombe
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"The Devon village of Branscombe is found on the South coast of Devon between Seaton and Sidmouth and is one of the most relaxing and picturesque villages on Jurassic Coastline. Believed to be the longest village in the country, the streets sweep down through the stunning valley to the sea, lined with colourful cottages and thatched buildings."
Local Supermarkets
A great place just a short 30 minute walk or 5 minute drive away from your accommodation. A great place to grab some nice local favourites or everyday essentials
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Waitrose & Partners
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A great place just a short 30 minute walk or 5 minute drive away from your accommodation. A great place to grab some nice local favourites or everyday essentials
A small supermarket a couple of minutes walk from your accommodation. Good for the essentials if your in a hurry on your way to the beach
Co-op Food - Sidmouth
78 High St
A small supermarket a couple of minutes walk from your accommodation. Good for the essentials if your in a hurry on your way to the beach
A tiny tescos store which stocks essentials and alcohol and is a stone's throw from your accommodation. Open till 10pm every night
Tesco Express
132 High St
A tiny tescos store which stocks essentials and alcohol and is a stone's throw from your accommodation. Open till 10pm every night
Lidls is a 15 minute walk or 3 minute car journey from your accommodation. They are open 7 days a week and stock all the budget essentials that you might need.
Lidl
Lidls is a 15 minute walk or 3 minute car journey from your accommodation. They are open 7 days a week and stock all the budget essentials that you might need.
A great little place to buy all your health food items be it oat milk or vitamin tablets
Ganesha Whole Foods
3 High Street
A great little place to buy all your health food items be it oat milk or vitamin tablets
A large waitrose store full of local specials and all the normal day to day items of food or drink. Right on the outskirts of Exeter and easy to call into on your way home from a day in the city
Waitrose & Partners
A large waitrose store full of local specials and all the normal day to day items of food or drink. Right on the outskirts of Exeter and easy to call into on your way home from a day in the city
A large tescos store in Honiton, approximately a 20 minutes drive from Sidmouth. Ideal for anything you may need be it food or drink
Tesco Superstore
A large tescos store in Honiton, approximately a 20 minutes drive from Sidmouth. Ideal for anything you may need be it food or drink
A large Sainsburys store in Ottery St Mary, approx a 20 minute drive away from Sidmouth. Stocks a range of food and drink
Sainsbury's
A large Sainsburys store in Ottery St Mary, approx a 20 minute drive away from Sidmouth. Stocks a range of food and drink
"A warm welcome awaits you at Joshua’s, the home of fine West country foods and quirky home and gift ideas. Much more than just a shop – a unique lifestyle experience when you visit to shop and eat." A great place to grab a quirky gift or some great local produce
Joshua's Harvest Store
"A warm welcome awaits you at Joshua’s, the home of fine West country foods and quirky home and gift ideas. Much more than just a shop – a unique lifestyle experience when you visit to shop and eat." A great place to grab a quirky gift or some great local produce