Dorset and East Devon
95 Miles of stunning Coastline
Jurassic Coast situated on Dorset and East Devon UK.
World Heritage Site known as THE JURASSIC COAST covering 95 miles of beautiful Coastline from Dorset to Devon.
The Jurassic Coast is served by GATEWAY TOWNS and villages which provide a range of accommodation and visitor facilities.
Here we offer facilities for SIDMOUTH BEER BRANSCOMBE.The towns information centre. SIDMOUTH WEBSITE thats [ www.sidmouth.com ] SIDMOUTH was described by Poet Laureate, Sir John Betjeman, as 'a feast of visual delight' and there are certainly many beautiful sights to see.
Sidmouth's stunning scenery is from halfway down the Peak Hill coastal road from Otterton. The backdrop of red sandstone cliffs, the buildings nestled amongst the wooded hillsides and the pastures of Sid Valley.
Connaught Gardens, situated high above the Chit Rocks, where you can enjoy the stunning views. Peak Hill Road is Mutter's Moor, a lovely area of heathland, named after the notorious local smuggler Sam Mutter. A public footpath across the road leads to the picturesque Ladram Bay, a small sheltered cove with some fabulous sandstone features and a pretty beach.
The Sid Valley is only six miles long and can be explored either by car, cycle or on foot. It links the coastal resort of Sidmouth with the communities of Sidford, Sidbury and Salcombe Regis, and is a wonderful area to explore including nearby Beer Branscombe coastal villages.
The local museum at the Sid Vale Heritage Centre, in Church Street, offers valuable information and a fascinating insight into the local area. The centre also offers guided walks around Sidmouth every Tuesday and Thursday. Much of Sidmouth's history is recorded in the blue plaques on the buildings, built when members of London's high society came here.
Fortfield Terrace is one example of the elegant Regency style.
The architecture throughout the town is varied and interesting, and provides many clues to the development of Sidmouth.
The Sid Valley is certainly one of the most beautiful places along the World Heritage Coast and is well worth a visit.
If your travelling by train from London Waterloo through Axminster you will see the signs ALIGHT HERE FOR JURASSIC COAST for local buses to nearby Lyme Bay.Or proceed on to Honiton Railway Station for Buses and Taxi to Sidmouth Devon.
By road on the A30 and A303 or Junction 30 of the M5 Motorway or by air to Exeter International Airport and local taxi to Sidmouth.SIDMOUTH Gateway Town on the Jurassic Coast in East Devon.
With Beer Branscombe Budleigh Salterton Seaton Exmouth The Lyme Bay Coastline.
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Sidmouth Devon lies on the Jurassic Coast, and its Millennium Walkway passes beneath vivid red Triassic sandstone cliffs scoured and sculpted into fantastic shapes by the passage of ancient rivers. From here you can climb the South West Coast Path to Ladram Bay with its stunning red rock chimneys in one direction or picturesque Branscombe in the other.
Sidmouth approaches perfection as it has everything you could possibly want - beaches, stunning coastal walks, gardens, a theatre and cinema, stylish eating places, and some of the best shops in East Devon with its traditional High Street of individual charcater shops boutiques gifts and craft shops with restaurants wine bars tea shops.
With over 500 listed buildings, a liberal sprinkling of blue plaques testifies to Sidmouth's charm with a host of famous visitors including Princess Victoria, the Grand Duchess of Russia, and Elizabeth Barrett Browing. Find out more about the town's history and connections at Sidmouth Museum housed in a delightful Regency cottage at the end of Church Street nearby to Kennaway House.
The town has plenty of entertainment ranging from band concerts in Connaught Gardens to Sidmouth Regatta and the Manor Pavilion Theatre, while in autumn it is the turn of Sidmouth Carnival's illuminated procession of colourful floats. However, the town's main event is the famous Sidmouth Folk Week in August, a scintillating blend of multi-national music and dance that draws thousands of visitors each year.
Just a short distance from the town you will find a variety of experiences. To one side lies the dramatic heathland of Mutters Moor, the haunt of the elusive nightjar, while on Salcombe Hill the space age domes of the Norman Lockyer Observatory are an unexpected sight, offering regular open evenings - a unique opportunity to marvel at the night sky through powerful telescopes.
A little further away near Salcombe Regis, The Donkey Sanctuary, home to around 500 donkeys who love attention, is a much loved family attraction
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