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ABOUT  SIDMOUTH

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Sidmouth is a  pretty regency town with a gentle pace of life, interesting shops, beautiful parks and gardens, a great location and special charm of its own. Queen Victoria sent her children here on holiday. The place they stayed at is now a hotel.

For a virtual tour try: http://www.vrsidmouth.co.uk/

How to get to Sidmouth: The easiest way is by car.  From the North or West leave the M5 at junction 30 and follow the A5032 for 12 miles before turning off to Sidmouth. From the East down the A30, turn off one junction after the Honiton turnoff, sign posted Sidmouth this will avoid going though Honiton town centre.

There are buses from Exeter bus station (near Exeter Central train station) every half hour number 52/52A/52B. There are also a few connecting services from Honiton train station number 340 but check first !

Trains: These were discontinued after the Beeching axe in 1966. Nearest station is Feniton (formally Sidmouth Junction). This is 8 miles away and makes a pleasant cycle ride but not for the faint hearted.

ATTRACTIONS NEAR BY:

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Go to: Houses and Gardens

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Places for children:

Jacobs Ladder: Jacobs Ladder Beach (1 mile)

The Donkey Sanctuary: Welcome to the Donkey Sanctuary (3 miles)

Countryside Park,  (6 miles)   Farway, Colyton,Devon,EX24 6JL, 01404 871224. Children's adventure play area, farm animals, ferret racing.

Bicton Park:  Welcome to Bicton Botanical Gardens (7 miles)

Pecorama, http://www.peco-uk.com (8 miles)
Model railway museum, Beer, Seaton EX12 3NA, 01297 21542

Exmouth Fun Park (10 miles) Queens Dr, Exmouth
Devon,
  01395 222545

World of Country Life, Home Page - World of Country Life (10 miles) Westdown Farm, Westdown lane, Sandy Bay, Exmouth, Devon, 01395 274533

Exmouth Model Railway  (10 miles) 01395 278383. Exmouth seafront

Crealy Park: Crealy Park,Childrens Adventure Park near Exeter,Devon (9 miles)

Cricket St. Thomas Wildlife Park. www.cstwp.co.uk (21 miles) 01460 30111

Houses and Gardens:

Connaught Gardens: Connaught (1 mile)

Sand House and Garden  http://www.eastdevon.net/sand/ (3 miles), 1 mile north of Sidbury

Cadhay: Cadhay Historic manor house built in 1550 (5 miles)

Bicton Park:  Welcome to Bicton Botanical Gardens (7 miles)

Escot country park and garden Escot Fantasy Gardens and Parkland - one of Devons finest days out, wedding venue and conference venue (8 miles) 220 acres of 18th centuary parkland and gardens. Home of the Kennaway family.

A la Ronde. National Trust On-Line (10 miles) Unique 16 sided building owned by the national trust.
Summer lane, Exmouth.  01395 265514

Shute Barton. National Trust On-Line (13 miles). Manor house built in 1380. Now owned by the national trust. Shute nr Axminster 01297 34692

Burrow Farm Gardens, Burrow Farm Gardens - welcome! (13 miles), landscaped gardens, extending over 7 acres. Dalwood, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7ET. 01404 831285

Bowhill (14 miles)  English heritage property build c. 1500. 1 and half miles south of Exeter. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

Wylmington Hayes Garden and waterfowl collection, 83 acres, (15 miles). 01404 831751

Ugbrooke House and gardens (20 miles) 01626 852179

Killerton House and Garden. National Trust On-Line (21 miles) National trust property. Broadclyst Exeter, EX5 3LE. 01392 881345

Other places of interest:

Radway Cinema  http://www.scoot.co.uk/cinemafinder/default.asp (500 yards) Radway Pl, Sidmouth
Devon, 
01395 513085
 
Carinas - Nightclub. Fore St. Sidmouth 01395 514692 (0.5 miles)
 
Sidmouth Museum:  http://www.devonmuseums.net/frameset.asp?No=126
Church ST. Sidmouth, EX10 8LY
(1 mile) - Local museum, shop and guided town walks.
 
Manor Pavilion Theatre: (1 mile)
 
Norman Lockyer Observatory and Planetarium: (2 miles)  http://www.ex.ac.uk/nlo/
 
Sidbury Mill. (3 miles)

Branscombe - The old bakery, manor mill and forge. National Trust On-Line (4 miles) National trust property.

Ark Pottery www.arkpottery.co.uk  (4 miles) Higher Barnes, Wiggaton, Ottery St. Mary, Devon, EX11 1PY. 01404 812628

Ottery St. Mary heritage society. Museum (4 miles) http://www.devonmuseums.net/frameset.asp?No=136 

Otterton Mill.  http://www.ottertonmill.com (6 miles) Last working mill on river otter. Nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7HG. 01395 568521.

Fairlynch Museum. Budleigh Salterton (7miles) http://www.devonmuseums.net/frameset.asp?No=121

Seaton Tramway, www.tram.co.uk (8 miles) Seaton-Colyford-Colyton Tramway  01297 20375

Marine House and Steam galleries at Beer www.marinehouse-at-beer.co.uk Art and craft galleries. (8 miles) 01297 625257

RaceWorld: http://www.raceworld-karting.co.uk/ Indoor karting. (9 miles)    01395 233397

Underground passages at Exeter (12 miles), Roman Passage, High St. Exeter, Devon, EX4 3PZ. 01392 665887

Topsham Museum: Topsham Museum, Topsham, Exeter, UK (12 miles) Housed in a 17th Centuary building overlooking the Exe Estary.

Powderham Castle: Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon, England (12 miles) Family home of the Earl of Devon.

Canonteign Falls: (25 miles) Chudleigh, Devon, EX6 7RH, 01647 252434. Britain's highest waterfall.

 

 

Best walks:

1) My favourite is the Glen Goyle footpath. Often missed by visitors. It starts near the cricket ground and does not really go anyway but still quite pleasant following the path of a stream.

2) Footpath to Sidford though the Byes.

3) The footpath from the Bowd Inn to Tipton St. John along a disused railway line.

4) Coastal paths.

PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK

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Pubs near by:

Pub Name Tel No. Location Approx distance Comments
 Volunteer Inn  01395 512498  52 Temple St, Sidmouth  0.1 miles  
 Radway Inn  01395 578305  1 Radway Place, Sidmouth  0.25 miles  
 Balfour Arms  01395 512993  26 Woolbrook Rd. Sidmouth  0.5 miles  Quite often has live music. Food available
 Swan Inn  01395 512849  37 York St. Sidmouth  0.5 miles  Food available
The Old Ship  01395 512127 Fore St. Sidmouth  0.5 miles  
 Anchor Inn  01395 514129  Old Fore St. Sidmouth  0.6 miles  Popular with young people
 Black Horse Inn  01395 513676  Fore St. Sidmouth  0.6 miles  Reasonable meals
 The New Tavern  01395 512827  Fore St. Sidmouth  0.6 miles  
 The Marine  01395 513145  The Esplanade, Sidmouth  0.7 miles  
 Dukes  01395 513320  Esplanade  0.7 miles www.dukesatsidmouth

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 Rising Sun  01395 513722 School St. Sidford  1.5 miles  Recommended Good food
 Blue Ball Inn  01395 514062  Stevens Cross, Sidford  1.5 miles  Recommended Good food
 Bowd Inn  01395 513328  Bowd, Sidmouth  1.75 miles  Food available
 Red Lion Inn  01395 597313  Sidbury  2.5 miles  
 Exeter Inn  01395 568295  High St. Newton Poppleford  3 miles  
 Cannon Inn  01395 568266  High St. Newton Poppleford  3 miles  
 Golden Lion  01404 812881  Tipton St. John  3.5 miles  
 Fountain Head  01297 680359  Branscombe  4 miles  Recommended - large portions
 Volunteer Inn  01404 812445  1 Broad St, Ottery St Mary  4.5 miles  
 Lamb and Flag  01404 812616  Batts La, Ottery St Mary  4.5 miles  
 London Inn  01404 814763  Gold St, Ottery St Mary  4.5 miles  
 Otter Inn  01395 568434  Exmouth Rd. Colaton raleigh.  5 miles  Good food
 Mason's Arms  01297 680300  Branscombe  5 miles  
 King's Arms  01395 568416  Fore St. Otterton  5 miles  
 Hare and Hounds  01404 41760  Putts corner, Sidbury  5 miles  Food available
 Sir Walter Raleigh  01395 442510  22 High St. Yettington Budleigh Salterton  6 miles  Food available
 Rolle Arms  01395 442012  Lower Budleigh, Yettington, Budleigh Salterton  6 miles  Food available
 Salterton Arms  01395 445048  22 Chaple St. Budleigh Salterton  6 miles  
 King William Hotel  01395 442075  7 High St. Budleigh Salterton.  6 miles  
 Halfway Inn  01395 232273  Aylesbeare  7 miles  
 

Restaurants near by:

 

 Name Tel No. Location Approx distance Comments
 Neils Restaurant  01395 519494  Radway Place, Sidmouth  0.3 miles www.neilsrestaurant.com
 Tudor Rose  01395 514720  High St, Sidmouth  0.5 miles  
 The Willow Tree  01395 514890  Church St, Sidmouth  0.6 miles  
 Brown's wine bar  01395 516724  Fore St. Sidmouth  0.6 miles  
 Truly's  01395 579449  Old Fore St. Sidmouth  0.6 miles  
 Fort Restaurant  01395 513228  The Esplanade, Sidmouth.  0.7 miles  
 Di Paolo's 01395 578314  Vicarage Rd, Sidmouth  0.7 miles  
 The Bedford Hotel  01395 513047  The Esplanade, Sidmouth  0.8 miles  
The Royal Glen Hotel  01395 514922  Glen Rd, Sidmouth  0.8 miles  
Salty Monk  01395 513174  Sidford  2 miles  
 Old Clockhouse  01395 597322  12 Fore St. Sidbury 2.5 miles  
 Dawson's 01395 568100 High St. Newton Poppleford  3 miles www.dawsons-restaurant.co.uk
La Rosina Trattoria  01395 568136 High St. Newton Poppleford  3 miles  
Poppys Squares  01404 815850  Broad St. Ottery St. Mary  4 miles  
Otterton Mill Restaurant  01395 567041  Otterton Mills, Otterton  5 miles

www.ottertonmill.com

 Steamers  01297 22922  Fore St. Beer  5 miles  
 Gardiner's  01395 445829 53 High St. Budleigh Salterton  6 miles  

 

Also try:  Restaurants in Sidmouth

 

 

Takeaways near by

 Name Tel No. Location Approx distance Comments
 Top Wok  01395 512885  143 Temple St, Sidmouth  0.25 miles  
 Silver King  01395 514063  140 High St, Sidmouth  0.3 miles  large portions
 Ali Babas  01395 516319  High St. Sidmouth  0.3 miles  Kebab and Pizzas
 Sidmouth Tandoori  01395 579944  7 Radway Place, Sidmouth  0.3 miles  
Bloaters Fish and Chips  01395 577533 Sidford 1.5 miles  
 Golden Wok  01395 567626  High St. Newton Poppleford  3 miles  
 Zeynep  01404 813100   Gold St. Ottery St. Mary  4.5 miles  
 Charcoal Grill  01404 811736  5A Mill St. Ottery St. Mary.  4.5 miles  
 Wong's Chinese Takeaway  01404 811178  17 Mill St Ottery St. Mary  4.5 miles  
 China Chef  01404 814586  2 Silver St. Ottery St. Mary.  4.5 miles  
 Ottery Fish bar  01404 812874  1 Tip Hill, Ottery St. Mary  4.5 miles  
 Orchid Lanflower with umbrella  01395 443369  30 High St Budleigh Salterton  6 miles  
Salterton Fish and chip shop  01395 443343  5 High St. Budleigh Salterton  6 Miles  

05/09/2010