Places of Interest Nr Gatcombe Farm, East Devon - Seaton, Sidmouth, Branscombe, Lyme Regis

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Places of Interest Nr Seaton - B&B Accommodation at Gatcombe Farm- East Devon and Jurassic Coast.

Places of Interest Near Seaton


Seaton Harbour

Seaton itself is situated on the mouth of the River Axe in Devon and is a lively little seaside town. There are shops, beautiful gardens, bowling, putting and tennis. The South West Coastal Path runs through the Undercliff Nature Reserve to Lyme Regis. Seaton has a sloping pebble beach, a pretty harbour and a peaceful promenade.

 

 

 

Seaton TramwaySeaton Tramway a perfect way to see the beautiful Axe Valley is to travel on one of the electric trams which will take you between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton. You can eat at the Tramstop Restaurant at Colyton which is fully licensed and here you will also find the souvenir shop. The tramway is also popular with bird watchers and have many events during the year.

 

 

PecoramaPecorama, Beer situated on the hillside above the picturesque fishing village of Beer, East Devon (on the south-west coast of England), PECORAMA has something to offer every member of the family. The attraction, having a railway theme, includes a fascinating Indoor Exhibition of modelling in various popular scales, whilst the Gardens are home to the famous Beer Heights Light Railway. This 7¼-inch narrow gauge passenger-carrying line, powered by miniature steam and diesel locomotives, winds its mile-long way through tunnels, loops and cuttings giving wonderful views of Beer and Lyme Bay en route.

 

 

Beer Quarry CavesBeer Quarry Caves take a conducted tour and view the vast underground chambers with their vaulted ceilings and huge supporting pillars of natural stone. Learn about how from Roman times the quarry has been used for huge blocks of stone used for 24 cathedrals as well as the appalling working conditions, and the dangers faced daily by generations of local quarrymen. Find out about the Caves' role as a refuge for persecuted Catholics and hideaway for smugglers' contraband. Meet the Beer Quarry Bats who have made the caves their home.

 

Crealy Adventure ParkCrealy Nr Exeter offers an unforgettable day packed with magic, fun and adventure for all the family whatever the weather with many exhilarating rides including the new Vortex watercoaster. There are also three indoor play area if the weather should be unkind. Visit the Animal Theatre and Animal Realm to ride, feed, milk, groom or cuddle the friendliest animals in Devon. Unearth the Farming Realm’s original Great Farm Adventures and lose yourself in our Natural Realm.

 

 

FossilsLyme Regis and Charmouth for Fossils Collecting the coast around Lyme Regis and Charmouth is world famous for rocks that formed in the early Jurassic period, some 200 million years ago and the fossils that they contain. Fossils can be found here at any time of the year but storms make Lyme Regis and Charmouth an exciting destination in the autumn and winter for the simple reason that this is the time when the rough seas wash away the cliffs and scatter fresh fossils on the beaches.


Branscombe Manor MillThe Old Bakery, Manor Mill & Forge situated at Branscombe and owned by the National Trust this charming settlement of 'chocolate box' thatched buildings dating back more than 200 years. Visit the working mill and forge, enjoy a traditional cream tea in the Old Bakery. A perfect start or finishing point for coastal and countryside walks.

Pubs & Restaurants in area


Award winning pub and restaurant The Wheelwright Inn, Colyford 01297 552585   www.wheelwright-inn.co.uk

The Blue Ball, Sidford 01395 514062   www.blueballinn.net

The Hare and Hounds, Sidbury 01404 41760  www.hareandhounds-devon.co.uk

The Dolphin Hotel, Beer, 01297 20068   www.dolphinhotelbeer.co.uk

The Anchor Inn, Beer  01297 20386   www.anchorinn-beer.com

All these recommended pubs are within a 15 minute drive from Gatcombe.

 

 

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