Axminster (25 miles) Home of the Axminster Carpet, this
ancient agricultural town is set in the beautiful Axe Valley.
A general market is held each Thursday.
Bicton (3 miles) Bicton Botanical Gardens with over 60 acres of
magnificent historic gardens once the home of the Rolle family.
It also hosts a 19th Century glass Palm House reminiscent of
Kew Gardens, a countryside museum and its Bicton Woodland
Railway. The Victorian church offers many interesting features
too. Bicton picnic concerts are held in the Park during July &
August, tickets are available from the TIC. Bicton membership
allows free entry to Morwellham Quay.
Beer (15 miles) beautiful village nestling in a steep valley, with
pebble beach noted for its fishing boats. Attractive cliff top area
having magnificent views and plenty of room to park, walk, fly
kites and picnic.
Branscombe (12 miles) A unique old village which stretches
from the beach, about 2 miles up the valley. Old forge,
fascinating cottages and good pubs. On the Sidmouth side of
the village is the Donkey Sanctuary (free admission).
Exmouth (5 miles) The largest town in East Devon and gateway
to the Jurassic Coast. It has a 3 mile sandy beach and seaside
attractions which caters for families of all ages.
Honiton (12 miles) A quiet yet thriving market town. Home
of Honiton Lace and Pottery. It has a good range of shops and
showrooms specialising in antiques.
Lympstone (8 miles) Pretty little village near to Exmouth, on the
N.E. side of the Exe Estuary.
Otterton (3 miles) a picturesque village with many thatched
cottages. Easy access to the cliffs and Ladram Bay, which has a
small beach with interesting geological features. There is the
20th oldest, busiest in the world, Historic Working Mill where
wholemeal flour is milled twice monthly using centuries-old
Ottery St. Mary (9 miles) Birthplace of the poet Samuel Taylor
Coleridge, stands on the River Otter. The splendid church built in
1260 by Bishop Bronescombe and based on the model of Exeter
Cathedral. Nearby is Wildwood at Escot Park, with its gardens
and summer camp for children.
Sidmouth (7 miles) Elegant, regency seaside town that became
a popular resort in the 19th Century. National award winners for
its many floral displays.
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