Sidmouth

Sidmouth is situated on the South coast of East Devon. This charming town will captivate your heart as it did the Poet Laureate John Betjeman. Ablaze in colour this town, which has won the ‘Best Floral Small Town in the South West’ (2002), nestles beneath the striking red cliffs and green hills of the Sid valley.

Take a stroll along the delightful esplanade with views to the clean beaches overlooked by the interesting architectural buildings on the seafront - many of which are hotels that have retained their Regency character and style.

The cliff top Connaught gardens provide stunning views out to sea, and for walkers the national trail – The South West Coast path is a spectacular walk taking in dramatic headlands, estuaries and scenic harbours.

The town centre has a variety of shops that pride themselves on traditional and friendly service. There are a range of restaurants, many resident in the excellent hotels, as well as a variety of cafes and pubs in the town that serve food for all tastes. The town boasts many sporting activities including sailing, swimming and windsurfing as well as a golf course and driving range.

Sidmouth has numerous events throughout the year during the first week of August when it becomes host to the International Music Festival. The Festival is one of the biggest events of its kind in Europe for music, song, dance, circus and crafts.

Carnivals are held in the autumn and at Christmas and there is a popular Caribbean night in August. If this isn’t enough to keep you busy then there is also an active Pavilion theatre company and the Radway cinema shows a range of films.

Within easy reach are the nearby towns of Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and the Cathedral city of Exeter.