Exmouth has been a popular seaside resort since the 18th century with two miles of sandy beach. Exmouth Local Nature Reserve is a large area of tidal sand and mud which is important for birds in winter.
TI Travelworld, 3 Rolle St. Tel. 01395 265777.
If you plan to book a self-catering cottage in the countryside or a small village check the location carefully and remember to plan your grocery shopping.
A local history museum housed in late 18th century stables and an adjoining cottage.
Special features include a stationary steam engine, a Victorian kitchen, a wartime room, toys
and antique lace.
Open Apr-Oct, TWTh 1030-1600, MFS1030-1230.
Displays include a Victorian street, Keeper's Cottage, period shops, transport and
agricultural machinery and vintage cars. Animal paddocks, pets centre, adventure playground
and other activities for children. Restaurant. Tel. 01395 274533.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1700.
Bus 95 from Bus Station to entrance. 23 minute journey, Daily, hourly. Operated by Stagecoach.
A unique 16-sided house with fascinating interior decoration and collections, including
a feather frieze and shell-encrusted gallery. Tearoom. Tel. 01395 265514.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1100-1700. Tours Feb-Mar, see website.
Bus 57 from Exmouth Parade to Summer Lane, watch for NT sign. 8 minute journey, M-S every 15 minutes, Sun & BH ½-hourly. Take care walking along the narrow Summer Lane, there is no path. Operated by Stagecoach. See Lympstone Village for map.
A la Ronde is 1¼ miles from Lympstone Village station.
The museum is housed in a thatched cottage orné built around 1811. Displays feature the geology,
archaeology, railway and natural history of the area. Admission free. Tel. 01395 442666.
Open Easter-Sep, TWThFSSu & BH 1400-1630.
Bus 157 from Rolle Street to Budleigh Salterton, Public Hall, 20 minute journey, M-S hourly, Summer Sun & BH infrequent. 357 from Rolle Street to Budleigh Salterton, Public Hall, 22 minute journey, Daily, hourly. Operated by Stagecoach.
The smallest estuary in Devon but the saltmarsh and tidal mudflats are an important feeding
and resting area for over-wintering birds. Footpaths with viewing platforms.
Open at all times.
Bus see Fairlynch Museum.
The historic botanical gardens and arboretum include glasshouses, an 18th century Italian garden,
Victorian fernery, lakes and streams. Exhibition hall with traction engines, vintage machinery, tools
and domestic items. Woodland railway through the gardens and parkland. Children's miniature village,
climbing camp and indoor play area. Restaurant. Tel. 01395 568465.
Open Daily 1000-1800, closes 1630 in winter.
Bus 157 from Rolle Street to entrance shortly after Otterton. 36 minute journey, M-S hourly, Summer Sun & BH infrequent. Operated by Stagecoach.