Places To Visit
There is so much to see and do in Exmouth and Devon. If you are staying at TLC Exmouth Bed and Breakfast for a holiday then we are happy to book excursions for you. Here are a few of our favourite places to visit and family-friendly days out to enjoy during your stay.
Royal Marines – Lympstone
Only a short drive from TLC is the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines known as CTCRM in Lympstone. If you’re looking for accommodation for a Family Day, Pass Out Parade or Function etc., then TLC can tailor your stay to ensure you’re on time for any of their events. We will happily help in any way we can as the Royal Marines are close to our hearts!
An idyllic setting beside the River Otter is one of Devon’s most beautiful coastal valleys, a warm welcome awaits you at Otterton Mill – the place in Devon to experience the ancient traditions of flour milling, bread baking and much more. This is by far one of the best places in Britain for a cream tea!
Exeter Cathedral is an old yet the most beautiful Cathedral in England. Located in the centre of the city it sits proud for nearly one thousand years. The building itself is a remarkable feat of engineering, design and craftsmanship. It has the longest stretch of unbroken Gothic vaulting in the world and stunning stained glass windows. A must visit!
Exmouth is an independent marina, and it prides on providing an efficient, friendly service to visitors and contract berth holders alike. With berths that can accommodate vessels of up to 15 metres in length, from ribs and jet-skis to yachts and even fishing boats, they can help find the perfect place for a boat, long- or short-term!
Set in a charming Georgian country house on a 28-acre estate along the Exe Estuary, this upscale hotel is 2.5 mile from TLC Exmouth Bed and Breakfast. Michael Caines MBE is at the helm, and showstopping Michelin-starred food. Lympstone Manor truly is a fine dining Country House Hotel in every way.
Stuart Line Cruises
We have been sailing the waters around Exeter and Exmouth since 1968 and have remained a family business even to this day. We now have 3 boats which we operate in the distinctive colours that have become part of the view along the coast. We have trips departing from Exmouth, Topsham, Sidmouth and Exeter. Visit our website to discover how to find us or view our timetable for a list of all our trips.
Cycling – The Exe Trail
Part of National Cycle Route 2, the Exe Trail can take you for a gentle couple of miles to the villages of Lympstone or Topsham. It can also be used with ferrys to create a circular route via Topsham or Exeter to Starcross, before returing to Exmouth. If you’d like to hire a cycle, see the three local hire shops on the third page of our Activities link.
The Pavilion Exmouth
Exmouth Pavilion is a charitable not-for-profit organisation established in 2006 as a resource for the community. The Pavilion aims to build on the existing range of cultural, sporting and physical activities throughout East Devon and South Somerset and is host to many shows and comedy evenings and other entertainment daytime and evening shows. Be sure to check out there webpage as you may be in for a treat if visiting the area!
Woodbury Common in East Devon, England is an area of common land that is predominantly heathland adjacent to the village of Woodbury, Devon. It is bordered to the south by the edge of the towns of Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton, the hamlet of Yettington to the east, and the A3052 to the north. It is part of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Is a fortified manor house situated within the parish of Powderham, 6 miles (9.7 km) south of the city of Exeter. Powderham Castle enjoys a unique, picturesque setting within an ancient deer park beside the Exe estuary, just south of Exeter. Over 600 years of history can be discovered within the walls of one of Devon’s oldest family homes.
is a secluded bay with a sand beach, about 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) long, in Exmouth, Devon, England. It is a sandy beach with rock pools at one end, backed by high cliffs. It is part of a long strip of sand which is connected to the beach at Exmouth at low tide. Nearby are the Orcombe rocks, which is a famous spot for fossils.
Dawlish Warren Beach
Dawlish Warren Beach, Dawlish Warren is the ultimate family seaside resort – built on a spit of sand with the Exe estuary on one side and the sea on the other with golden sands and clean bathing waters. It has all the attractions of a traditional holiday getaway but in an outstanding natural environment.
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
The superbly landscaped park combines 18th century tranquillity with modern amenities to provide all year round enjoyment for everyone of all ages including historic glasshouses, a countryside museum, the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, indoor and outdoor children’s play complexes, restaurant and shop.
Exmouth Museum was first opened in 1985 and is housed in a 19th century building which was the Council Stables, together with the adjoining foreman’s cottage. We tell the story of Exmouth and its people. Exhibits include a 1950’s Room, a Victorian Kitchen, Wartime, the Beach, Children’s Toys, Railways, Shipping, Antique Lace and Commemorative China. For the children we have Quiz Sheets and our ever popular ‘Find the Cat’ trail.
Exmouth’s Blue Plaque
There are some 33 historic blue plaques in Exmouth, explaining the rich and diverse heritage of the town and in August 2017. The plaque commemorating Edith Pratt OBE, who received the honour during World War One, is located at the previous location of Southlands School, now the Swallows B&B. Edith’s plaque was unveiled exactly 100 years to the day after news of her OBE, for service as a member of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, was listed in The Times. To help you locate the plaques, you can use the website link above or pick up a leaflet/map at Exmouth Tourist Information Service on The Strand.
Exeter Cathedral, one of the great cathedrals of England, and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere . This is a very exciting time in the life of the Cathedral; a time of development and change as we work hard to improve facilities and the experience people have when they visit.
Devon Cliffs Holiday Park
Our award winning beach, Sandy Bay has been handed the Blue Flag Beach award for 2018. Splash around in our shiny new multi-level outdoor pool. Brave the multi-lane water slides and flumes in our giant indoor pool. Eat up the stunning clifftop views at the South Beach Café, Trundle through a Segway ride or learn a new water sport down on the beach, or gaze down on dreamy Devon from our Aerial Adventure.
Sailing – Exe Sailing Club
The Club is situated in Exmouth, close to the marina/harbour at the mouth of the beautiful Exe estuary and is the largest sailing club on the Exe. The Club encourages all forms of sailing. It is possible to sail from the club at all states of the tide, although skill is required to cope with fast flowing tides which occur at certain times in the mouth of the estuary.
Wet Weather Activities
If we’re enjoying some Atlantic rain, you could go with the weather and try some watersports, details of which can be found in our Activities section or for something drier try the following indoor venues: Exeter Catherdral, Pebblebed Tasting cellar, Royal Albert Memorial Museum RAMM, Darts Farm or Beer Caves.
TLC Exmouth Bed & Breakfast
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