Things to do and local attractions around Sidmouth and South Devon

Visit the donkeys

Visit the donkeys

You will love Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, which is a sanctuary for donkeys and mules from around the world. The Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary is a registered charity and it is open from 9 a.m. to dusk every day. There is free admission and free parking.

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Enjoy Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Enjoy Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

With plants from around the globe, these colourful gardens are to be found in East Devon's Otter Valley. The gardens are open all year and always make a lovely day out for people of every age.

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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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Discover local history

Discover local history

"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 & Thursday.
Young visitors have their own area and special activity days.

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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. Museum of the Year 2012 and 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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Take a sea cruise

Take a sea cruise

Check out Stuart Line Cruises for exciting scenic sea cruises of the Jurassic Coast and Sidmouth Bay. These are amongst the most popular boat trips in Devon and they are always enjoyed by guests of the Belmont Hotel.

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Be amazed by underground caverns

Be amazed by underground caverns

Beer Quarry Caves are extraordinary underground caverns which you can explore on expert guided tours. The underground quarry has been worked for 2000 years and provides a fascinating glimpse into some of our local Devon history.

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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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Walk on Dartmoor

Walk on Dartmoor

Less than 30 miles from the Belmont Hotel, you can discover the rugged natural beauty of Dartmoor with miles of unspoilt moorland and its pretty wild ponies. Every guest enjoying a luxury holiday at the Belmont Hotel should try to include an outing to Dartmoor, one of the most beautiful places in Britain.

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Have fun at Crealy Adventure Park

Have fun at Crealy Adventure Park

Crealy Adventure Parks in Devon and Cornwall are amongst the best outdoor attractions in the South West. They always offer a great day out for the whole family; with fun slides, rides and all-weather play areas, just in case the sun does not shine.

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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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Explore Britain in miniature

Explore Britain in miniature

Babbacombe Model Village is the world’s most famous model village and it recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. You will have fun exploring Britain in miniature and marvelling at some of the superb details.

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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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Have a wild time

Have a wild time

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 our 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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