Around Sidmouth


Bickwell Meadow B & B is the perfect location to explore Sidmouth and its Jurassic Coast. Visit the surrounding towns and villages, a host of picturesque landscapes including Woodbury Common, all set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sidmouth is the ideal base for many memorable days out.

Visiting the elegant Regency town of Sidmouth with its dramatic Red Sandstone Cliffs is like stepping back in time. Nestled alongside the period style, high quality independent shops and beautiful floral gardens, you will find Sidmouth Museum. A variety of activities to enjoy whilst in Sidmouth include tennis, golf, bowls, croquet, sailing and swimming. There are a wide selection of places to eat whether you decide to fine dine, have a hearty lunch or simply take afternoon tea overlooking the Promenade.

Sidmouth has plenty to entertain you of an evening. The Manor Pavilion Theatre is open all year round. During the summer, the venue hosts the Charles Vance repertory company presenting 14 different plays in 3 months! The local Radway Cinema has as a regular change of programme. Sidmouth Town Band gives an open air concert in Connaught Gardens on Sunday evenings during the summer months.


Travelling east, approximately 30 minutes away is the seaside town of Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb (harbour wall) as well as interesting Fossil shops. Charmouth just a little further east of Lyme Regis is worth a visit if you want to find your own fossils! Closer to Sidmouth, the villages of Beer, Branscombe and Salcombe Regis are prime examples of quintessential rural Devon at its best and have some great coastal walks.

Travelling west the Cathedral city of Exeter boasts a variety of quality shops, underground passages and waterways. Westpoint Arena situated on the road from Sidmouth towards Exeter is the leading venue in the southwest for exhibitions, concerts, shows and fairs. Exmouth is home to Stuart Line Cruises and is a favourite for sun worshipers with its sandy beaches.
Honiton a pleasant market town is famous for Honiton Lace (displayed in its museum) and Honiton Pottery and is regarded as the Antiques capital of the southwest.


The Donkey Sanctuary is open to the public 365 days of the year! There are no commercial attractions, just gently rolling countryside with walks around the fields where you can meet the donkeys.

Sidmouth Golf Club providing the perfect challenge for the golfing novice as well as a test for the more accomplished golfer.

Norman Lockyer Observatory a historic working optical observatory promoting public awareness of and interest in science in a practical way.

Bicton Botanical Gardens with over 60 acres of magnificent historic gardens, Bicton also hosts a 19th century Palm House.

The National Trust has two properties within 30 minutes of Sidmouth, Killerton House and Powderham Castle both stately homes with fabulous gardens.

River Cottage is the HQ of writer and broadcaster Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Taste the produce at the River Cottage canteen or join a visitor day enabling you to explore and meet the gang off the telly!

Beer Quarry and Caves is a vast man-made complex of underground caverns created by centuries of quarrying the famous Beer Stone.

These and many more places to visit are waiting to be explored. For more information about local attractions please visit