TripAdvisor’s top five things to do in Sidmouth

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay or something to do, then you’ll probably visit TripAdvisor for advice and suggestions.

We had a look to see what travellers rate as the top five things to do in Sidmouth. If you’re considering giving them a try, here’s a summary.

1. Peak Hill Llamas

Based on a 330-acre working farm just outside Sidmouth, Peak Hill Llamas gives you the chance to experience walking a llama. The farm offers a variety of guided llama walks through the stunning scenery on this beautiful stretch of the East Devon Coastline.

If you love animals and enjoy walking this could be the perfect way to enjoy the East Devon Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

2. The Donkey Sanctuary

Located on the outskirts of Sidmouth, the Donkey Sanctuary is home to hundreds of donkeys, mules and hinnies who’ve been rescued from mistreatment or relinquished into the charity’s care.

Pay a visit, and you’ll have the opportunity to meet donkeys up close, learn more about them and explore their beautiful home via the many scenic farm trails. There’s also a gift shop, visitor centre and restaurant on site.

The sanctuary is open every day of the year with plenty of parking on site and free entry.

3. The Byes Riverside Park

The Byes is a beautiful green corridor that follows the course of the river Sid encompassing parkland, wildflower meadows, fields and farmland. There are plenty of bench seats throughout the park where you can sit and enjoy the views and the river.

To fully appreciate the Byes we recommend following the easy and delightful 2-mile walk through the park along the river from Sidford to Sidmouth.

4. Connaught Gardens

Overlooking Sidmouth town Connaught Gardens is a favourite Sidmouth spot for many of our hotel guests. The walled ornamental gardens, with a history dating back to 1820, enjoy a fantastic location with views straight out across the sea and along the Jurassic coastline.

In the gardens, you’ll find mixed borders, municipal bedding, topiary, and rare and tender plants. During the summer months, the gardens play host to weekly evening concerts by the Sidmouth Town Band and the Ottery St Mary Silver Band.

5. Sidmouth – Valley, Ridge and Jurassic Coast walk

The Sidmouth – Valley, Ridge and Jurassic Coast is a 5.5-mile moderate walk along the South West Coast Path. Beginning and ending in Sidmouth, the route includes Sidmouth and the River Sid as well as one of the town’s adjacent ridges.

The walk gives superb views along the Jurassic Coast and although there is a long steady climb you won’t have to deal with any really steep lengths.

If you’re visiting TripAdvisor looking for somewhere to stay in Sidmouth, the Royal York & Faulkner Hotel ranks in the top 5 for best value places to stay. Click here to check availability and rates or call us on 0800 220714.