Discover boutique hotels in Sidmouth, United Kingdom
When to go
British summertime, when the weather is fine (sometimes), is at its sunniest from June to August, but it’s worth arriving with a back-up brolly in May to score quieter sands. Sidmouth Folk Week kicks off in early April.
PlanesExeter Airport (www.exeter-airport.co.uk) is a 20-minute drive from Sidmouth. Skybus services fly here from various destinations in the south-west of the UK; Flybe has arrivals from major European cities.
TrainsHoniton rail station is a 20-minute drive from Sidmouth. Great Western trains (www.gwr.com) arrive from London; there are direct routes from Waterloo (around a three-hour journey), but the train from Paddington takes two-and-a-half hours; from Exeter St Davids, Honiton is half an hour by train.
AutomobilesFrom Exeter, Sidmouth’s a half-hour drive. If you’re arriving from a northerly direction, leave the A30 just after Honiton and follow signs to Sidmouth.