Things to do in Sidmouth and local attractions around South Devon

There are many things to do in Sidmouth, reachable from The Victoria by foot and bus, or within a short drive to around the south of Devon. Have a look at what you could be getting up to during a stay with us...

Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary

Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary

A wonderful charity that has been providing sanctuary and care for animals from all over the world for nearly 50 years. Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary is open every day of the year with free admission.

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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Magnificent gardens which are Grade 1 listed and span 300 years of horticultural history, nestling in a spectacular setting in the Otter Valley and open all year round.

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Sidmouth Museum

Sidmouth Museum

"Something for everyone of all ages" is the motto of Sidmouth Museum through its interpretation of Natural History and the Jurassic Coast.
Free guided strolls depart from the Museum every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Young visitors have their own area and special activity days.

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Norman Lockyer Observatory

Norman Lockyer Observatory

This unique astronomical observatory just outside Sidmouth regularly hosts wonderful open evenings, where visitors can enjoy a planetarium show and visit the historic telescopes.

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Westpoint, Exeter

Westpoint, Exeter

Situated only 11 miles from Sidmouth and just off the M5, Westpoint is host to exhibitions, events, conferences and entertainment throughout the year.

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Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

Located in central Exeter close to Sidmouth. It was voted  Museum of the Year 2012 and is home to an amazingly diverse collection.

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Visit Exeter Cathedral

Visit Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral is one of the great cathedrals of England, and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere. Its visual beauty is a story in stone and glass, embroidery and wood of the faith that built it.

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Cruise the South Devon coastline

Cruise the South Devon coastline

Stuart Line Cruises offer wonderful sea cruises of the Jurassic Coast which are a much loved activity for our guests. Take in amazing panoramic views of Sidmouth Bay, the seafront and beyond.

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Crealy Adventure Park

Crealy Adventure Park

The best adventure park in Devon, located near Exeter and featuring over 60 rides and attractions set in 100 acres of lovely countryside. Great fun is guaranteed for everyone in the family.

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Beer Quarry Caves

Beer Quarry Caves

This fascinating underground quarry has been worked since Roman times and provided Beer stone for famous buildings across the country, including St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Visit Killerton House

Visit Killerton House

Killerton House, built in 1778-9, brings to life generations of the Aclands, one of Devon's oldest families.

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Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle is located in a unique, picturesque setting just outside Exeter, beside the Exe estuary. Six hundred years of history are contained within the walls of one of England's oldest family homes.

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Go walking on glorious Dartmoor

Go walking on glorious Dartmoor

Not to be missed, Dartmoor National Park is only 26 miles from our hotel, with huge expanses of open moorland and the famous wild ponies. Perfect for walking trips, a picnic, or a visit to a local Dartmoor Inn.

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Discover the amazing Jurassic Coast

Discover the amazing Jurassic Coast

This unique and beautiful World Heritage Site has over 95 miles of stunning coastline for you to explore. On the way, you can go fossil hunting and learn about The Jurassic Coast's fascinating history, which stretches back 185 million years!

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Horse riding near Sidmouth

Horse riding near Sidmouth

Six miles away, Budleigh Salterton Riding School offers horse riding lessons and hacks in the countryside. Many of the rides are over attractive heathland, with great views of the coastline.

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Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village

Widely regarded as the best model village in the world and a popular attraction for over 50 years, the beautifully crafted exhibits are complemented by an imaginative programme of entertainments.

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Greenway House & Gardens

Greenway House & Gardens

This is an extraordinary glimpse into the private holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family. The relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s.

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Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo

With more animals than anyone else in the South West you're in for a really wild time. See them all - giraffes, lions, gorillas, cheetahs and thrilling crocodiles, plus cheeky meerkats, colourful snakes and amazing monkeys.

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Trago Family Shopping and Leisure Parks

Trago Family Shopping and Leisure Parks

Thousands travel from far and wide to save fortunes on the biggest range of discounted goods in the West Country from carpets to paperclips - and to enjoy the superb family leisure facilities set in 100 acres of rolling South Devon countryside.

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Play Golf at Sidmouth Golf Club

Play Golf at Sidmouth Golf Club

Set in stunning countryside, and with spectacular sea views, Sidmouth Golf Club will delight the novice or experienced golfer. The clubhouse, with sensational views of the Jurassic Coast, is a perfect spot to enjoy delicious food, a drink from the bar, and a warm Devon welcome. This is Devon golf at its finest and it is very close to the Belmont Hotel.

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