Sidmouth is close to many of Devon’s more popular attractions. Sidmouth Beach and the Donkey Sanctuary are two of the popular sights here, adored by locals and visitors alike. Two other popular spots that are within a short distance of Sidmouth are the Bicton Park Botanical Gardens and Escot Park.
There are many unique cultural highlights in and around Sidmouth. In particular, you should make sure you check out Dinosaur Land in Lyme Regis, Philpot Museum and the Bygones Victorian Museum in Torquay. Enjoy seeing local and touring talent strut their stuff at Spacex in Exeter and the Exeter Phoenix Centre. Acclaimed galleries, include the Royal Albert Museum and Gallery in Exeter.
If the sun is shining head outside and appreciate the nearby parks and reserves. Explore the shoreline nearby such as the Lyme Regis Beach in Lyme Regis and Babbacombe Beach in Torquay.
There's absolutely no excuse not to work on your game. Visit the Exeter Golf and Country Club in Exeter and the Northbrook Approach Golf Course to enjoy the fastest greens, trickiest bunkers and friendliest clubhouse.
Treat yourself to a new outfit, grab a bite to eat or just enjoy the atmosphere at nearby shopping hotspots such as Princesshay in Exeter, the Harlequins Shopping Centre and the Guildhall Shopping Centre.
Spend a few hours with fellow cricket lovers at County Cricket Ground, Taunton, cheering on the Somerset County Cricket Club. On match days follow the river of white and maroon, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join fans at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.
To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, consider booking a room close by in one of the area’s many accommodation options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks check out the amenities at the Jurys Inn Exeter, the Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel, and the popular Holiday Inn Express Exeter M5, Jct 29.