Places of Interest

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The picture book seaside town of Sidmouth lies 2 miles away. With its elegant Victorian architecture and vibrant floral displays Sidmouth creates a charming environment in which to explore or soak up the Summer.

visitsidmouth.co.uk

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The world-renowned Donkey Sanctuary is a stone’s throw away and is easily reached via the field trail. Visit, for free, to see how state-of-the-art donkey care combined with patient kindness really works.

thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

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10 miles away, Lyme Regis's sea cliffs are of particular interest with their rich cache of fossils being revealed by constant erosion. The busy ‘Cobb’ harbour supplies many local restaurants with delicacies from the sea – definitely worth sampling.

lymeregis.com

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Explore Dartmoor’s stunning wilderness. Wander through lofty granite outcrops – the Tors – or discover ancient Bronze Age settlements. There are gorges, waterfalls and wild ponies grazing in moorland heather. Picnic by the stepping stones of a crystal clear stream or snuggle up by a crackling log fire of a centuries old Ale House.

visitdartmoor.co.uk/

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Beer, 3 miles away, is a quaint fishing village where the local skippers can take you mackerel fishing. Alternatively, be your own guide, hire a boat and potter around the sheltered bay at your own pace.

 

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Visit Beer Quarry Caves where the excavated stone has been used in many famous buildings from Roman Times to present day.

beerquarrycaves.co.uk

To learn more about Beer Quarry Caves, click here.

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 And when the summer nights draw in, take a fascinating look at the stars through the telescope at the nearby Norman Lockyer Observatory.

normanlockyer.com

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Branscombe, 1.5 miles away, is the longest village in England and offers a working thatched forge, drive-on beach and two wonderful pubs hosting vigorous beer festivals. If beer isn’t to your liking treat yourself to a scrumptious Clotted Cream Tea!

nationaltrust.org.uk/branscombe

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Exeter City & Cathedral 15 miles away. Full of character and ancient history Devon’s capital provides shopping to satisfy everybody's taste. With over 70 shops in Princesshay, covering the very best of the high street names as well as some more specialised and independent stores.

princesshay.co.uk

exeter-cathedral.org.uk

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Dunscombe quarry provides a rich seam of Yellow Sandstone which was one of the original stones used to build Exeter Cathedral. Recently re-opened, the small ‘Delf’ quietly provides up to 5 cubic metres of sandstone annually for renovations at Exeter’s beautiful centrepiece Cathedral.

There are also several archaeological features out on the Dunscombe cliff ‘bumps’ whose history can be traced back to the agricultural and ancient construction use of Lime.