Guest Houses In Sidmouth

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Guest Houses In Sidmouth.

Sidmouth is a lovely Devon Coastal town located below wonderful red cliffs at the mouth of the River Sid. A popular holiday resort throughout the last two centuries due to its beaches, gardens and history it is also the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the South West Coast Path.

The Esplanade is the main street down by the front in Sidmouth. At one end are the red cliffs, and at the other is Jacob's Ladder Beach. Peak Hill can be seen in the distance. Along the street are many shops and cafes, and it is the ideal place to sit in a deckchair to watch the sea.

Jacob's Ladder is popular with tourists; it is a simple series of wooden steps leading up to a viewing point for Jacob's Ladder Beach and the entrance to Connaught Gardens. The steps are next to Jacob's Ladder beach, another location under the red cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, which is linked to the beach in Sidmouth bay. Below Jacob's Ladder is a path linking The Esplanade to the steps and the beach. An alternative route up to Connaught Gardens is a steep path, which (at the top) ends with a grassy hill to the left and a different entrance to Connaught Gardens to the right.

Connaught Gardens are one of Sidmouth's best features. They date back to around 1820, and they were named after The Duke of Connaught, the third son of Queen Victoria. He officially opened the gardens in 1934, when he was aged 84. They are used regularly for entertainment,in one of the gardens there is a bandstand and a wide, open space facing it. On most weeks during the warm season bands will play.

Peak Hill Slope, This grassy slope up and along Peak Hill can be seen while on The Esplanade. It follows the red cliffs which stand above Jacob's Ladder Beach, and there are benches placed along the edge the whole way up. At the top the view is spectacular - the whole of Sidmouth can be seen, as well as Salcombe Hill in the distance, the Esplanade, the town center, and Connaught Gardens below.