Something for Everyone

There is something for everyone when staying in our selected holiday cottage accommodation. From museums to wildlife parks we guarantee that days out in Devon will keep everyone happy, no matter what their age!

Allhallows Museum Of Honiton

Displays of local geology, the world wars, political history and a collection of Honiton lace.

Easter - October
Mon - Fri 9:30am - 3:30pm
Sat 9:30am - 1pm

Allhallows Museum High Street Honiton, Devon EX14 1PG

Tel: 01404 44966

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Seaton Museum

Seaton museum is well known for its excellent collection of old photographs of the area. These come mainly from the E.S. Gosling collection. There are many other displays including: The Roman site at Honeyditches, The Natural History of the area and a display of Victorian costumes. All are well worth a visit.

Open late May - October
Mon - Fri
10:30am - 12:30pm
2:15pm - 5pm

Seaton Museum Seaton Town Hall Fore Street Seaton, Devon

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Axminster Museum

Originally the Police Station and Courthouse, the Museum is opposite St. Mary's Church in the centre of Axminster. Visitors may discover the old police cells which have now been incorporated into the Arts Cafe adjacent to the Museum.

Open Jun - Sep
Mon - Fri
10:30am - 16:00pm
Sa 10:30am - 12:30pm
No disabled access

Axminster Museum The Old Courthouse Church Street Axminster, Devon EX13 5AQ

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Beer Quarry Caves

Conducted tours by trained guides give the visitor an hour-long tour of this vast man-made complex of underground caverns created by centuries of quarrying the famous Beer Stone. The underground quarry, first worked by the Romans, supplied stone for 24 cathedrals including Exeter and St. Pauls, parts of Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Windsor Castle.

Easter - September
Daily 10:30am - 5:00pm
October
Daily 11am - 4pm
No disabled access

Beer Quarry Caves 1 Gravel Cottages Fore Street Beer, Devon EX12 3JG

Tel: 01297 680282

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Bicton Farm Tour

A tractor and trailer tour around the Bicton College of Agriculture. A behind the scenes view of British agriculture.

Bicton College East Budleigh Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7BY

Tel: 01395 562400

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Branscombe Bakery, Forge and Mill (National Trust)

The last traditional bakery to work in Devon, until 1987. The forge is the only thatched working forge in the country. Manor Mill is the only remaining grist mill in full working order. Restricted opening hours.

Branscombe Bakery Branscombe Seaton, Devon EX12 3DB

Tel: 01392 881691

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Coldharbour Mill

A 200 year old spinning mill set in the tranquil village of Uffculme, Coldharbour Mill is a rare example of surviving Georgian architecture, industry and enterprise. Take an exciting factory tour and see the mill's impressive array of power sources including a recently restored 1821 High Breast Shot water wheel, the largest in the South West.

Coldharbour Mill Uffculme Cullompton, Devon EX15 3EE

Tel: 01884 840960

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Dinosaurland

Large collection of fossils including many found along the Lyme Bay cliffs.

Open all year.

Dinosaurland Coombe Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3PY

Tel: 01297 443541

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Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary

Large collection of fossils including many found along the Lyme Bay cliffs.

Open all year and free admission.

The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU

Tel: 01395 578222

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Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Over 300 animals, including horses, pigs, goats, sheep, poultry, rabbits and ducks

Ferne Animal Sanctuary Chard, Somerset TA20 3DH

Tel: 01460 65214

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Lyme Bay Winery

Fruit and country wines and traditional cider makers.

Lyme Bay Winery Shute Axminster, Devon EX13 7PW

Tel: 01297 551355

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Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

Living Lyme Bay sea creatures and local maritime history situated in close vicinity to where the fishermen land their catches.

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium The Cobb Lyme Regis, Dorset

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Norman Lockyer Observatory

The Norman Lockyer Observatory is a historic working optical observatory and an educational centre for science, especially astronomy, meteorology, amateur radio and sciences of the coast and countryside.

Norman Lockyer Observatory Salcombe Hill Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NY

Tel: 01297 551355

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Otterton Mill

A centuries old working watermill, a famous bakery and shop brim full of superb local produce, a fabulous restaurant serving food to die for and a gallery selling work from a selection of the best artists from Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

Otterton Mill Otterton, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7HG

Tel: 01395 568521

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Seaton Electric Tramway

The three-mile route runs through East Devon's glorious Axe Valley, between the coastal resort of Seaton, the small village of Colyford and the ancient town of Colyton.

The journey takes 25 minutes from end to end. You must alight from the tram on arrival, but may return on any tram thereafter. Open toppers or enclosed saloons operate according to weather conditions.

Open Apr to Oct
Regular service
Mon - Fri 10am to 5:40pm

Seaton Electric Tramway Riverside Depot Harbour Road Seaton, Devon EX12 2NQ

Tel: 01297 20375

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Abbotsbury Swannery

A colony of Mute Swans has lived here for 600 years. See them nesting, bringing up their young and feeding in their sanctuary sheltered by the famous Chesil Beech.

Abbotsbury Swannery, New Barn Road, Abbotsbury Nr Weymouth, Dorset, Dt3 4jg

Tel: 01305 871858

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