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Things To Do

Sidmouth from Peak Hill South Devon

Let's plan your Sidmouth trip

There are many things to do in Sidmouth, reachable from The Belmont Hotel by foot and bus, or within a short drive around the south of Devon. Enjoy a break filled with stunning scenery, glorious gardens and beautiful beaches. 

Man Playing Golf Lifestyle Concept

Tee off with Fantastic Golf

Imagine playing golf at the glorious Sidmouth Golf Club, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Sid Valley and with gorgeous views of the Jurassic Coast. 

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Sidmouth Classic Car Show

Local Events in Devon

Here are some of the highlights in the East Devon events calendar to help you plan your trip. There are all kinds of wonderful events happening all year round in Sidmouth, Devon and the surrounding area; ranging from festivals to shows, and everything in between. 

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Local attractions

To give you a helping hand, we've pulled together a list of some of the things to do in Sidmouth and the surrounding area.

Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary

Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary

3.8 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 11 minutes] 

You will love Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, which is a sanctuary for donkeys and mules from around the world.

Man Playing Golf Lifestyle Concept

Sidmouth Golf Club

0.7 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 3 minutes]

Set in stunning countryside, and with spectacular sea views, Sidmouth Golf Club will delight the novice or experienced golfer.

Sidmouth Toy Model Museum

Sidmouth Toy & Model Museum

0.04 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 2 minutes]

A unique collection of vintage and modern toys and models for all the family to enjoy.

Sidmouth Museum

Sidmouth Museum

0.05 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 3 minutes]

"Something to interest every of all ages" is the aim of Sidmouth Museum, recently described in a review as a 'gem' amongst museums, which is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel. 

Norman Lockyer Observatory

Normal Lockyer Observatory

1.7 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 6 minutes]

This unique astronomical observatory just outside Sidmouth regularly hosts wonderful open evenings, where visitors can enjoy a planetarium show and visit the historic telescopes.

Killerton House Church

Killerton House

16.8 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 40 minutes]

Killerton House, built between 1778-9, brings to life generations of the Aclands, one of Devon's oldest families.

Exeter Cathedral South Devon

Exeter Cathedral

15.7 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 37 minutes]

Exeter Cathedral is one of the great cathedrals of England, and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere.

Beer Quarry Caves

Beer Quarry Caves

8.3 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 19 minutes]

Beer Quarry Caves are extraordinary underground caverns which you can explore with expert-guided tours.

Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village

33.7 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 55 minutes]

Babbacombe Model Village is the world’s most famous model village and it recently celebrated its 60th anniversary.

Bicton Park

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

6.9 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 16 minutes]

With plants from around the globe, these colourful gardens are to be found in East Devon's Otter Valley.

Sunrise at Dartmoor


38.6 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 53 miles]

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.

Fossil hunting at jurassic coast

Jurassic Coast

0.02 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 2 minutes]

This unique and beautiful World Heritage Site has over 95 miles of stunning coastline for you to explore.

Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle

19.1 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 42 minutes]

Powderham Castle is located in a unique, picturesque setting just outside Exeter, beside the Exe Estuary.

Father and Daughter and Museum

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

16.1 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 39 minutes]

Located in central Exeter close to Sidmouth. Museum of the Year 2012 and home to an amazingly diverse collection.

Attraction at Crealy Adventure Park

Crealy Adventure Park

9.4 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 21 minutes]

Crealy Adventure Parks in Devon and Cornwall are amongst the best outdoor attractions in the South West.

Stuart Line Cruises

Stuart Line Cruises

14.2 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 32 minutes]

Check out Stuart Line Cruises for exciting scenic sea cruises off the Jurassic Coast and Sidmouth Bay.

Trago Family Shopping & Leisure Parks

Trago Family Shopping & Leisure Parks

27.4 miles from The Belmont Hotel [approx 43 minutes]

Thousands travel from far and wide to save fortunes on the biggest range of discounted goods in the West Country.

Westpoint Arena Concept

Westpoint, Exeter

10.8 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 24 minutes]

Situated only 11 miles from Sidmouth and just off the M5, Westpoint is host to exhibitions, events, conferences and entertainment throughout the year.

Giraffe at Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo

35.6 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 56 minutes]

With more animals than anyone else in the Southwest, you're in for a really wild time.

Statue of Agatha Christie

Greenway House & Gardens

39.8 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 1 hour 9 minutes]

This is an extraordinary glimpse into the private holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family.

Child and piglet at Pennywell Farm

Pennywell Farm

36.5 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 51 minutes]

Treat your family to a day of hands-on animal action at Pennywell Farm. 

Belmont Hotel | Local Attractions | Exmoor Zoo

Exmoor Zoo

63 miles from The Belmont Hotel [Approx 1 hour 28 minutes]

A friendly, award-winning zoo with a focus on education and conservation.

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