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Connaught Gardens

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lovely and peaceful

We always have a wander around the gardens, a nice place to spend a while, peaceful , nice views... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Beautiful gardens

A credit to the Council in Sidmouth - the award winning gardens are a joy to behold whatever the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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Jacob's Ladder, Sidmouth EX10 8RU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always have a wander around the gardens, a nice place to spend a while, peaceful , nice views over looking the beach, good café on site, plenty of parking over the road

Thank NoahBirmingham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A credit to the Council in Sidmouth - the award winning gardens are a joy to behold whatever the time of year.

Thank KuleDude
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a weekend and loved the gluten free cranberry and cheese rolls I had they were excellent, such a lovely place and to view the bay as well so nice

Thank marilyndyke2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked along the promenade and then climbed Jacob's Ladder. The gardens are well laid out and a real pleasure to take your time absorbing all the plants, interesting to see the cactus house as well.

Thank steve h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful gardens. Outstanding views. Superb cakes and drinks to choose from in the cafe. Very pleasant staff.

Thank Don W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to see here in mid-September when we visited but worth a wander through if you're heading to the beach via the Jacobs Ladder steps. I'd suspect in the summer season these gardens a quite a sun-trap.

Thank Henry T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens are very colourful with well-maintained flower beds, giving a tranquil atmosphere. The views to the west beach and to the east which looks out along the promenade are both magnificent with the red cliffs forming a backdrop. During the summer there are regular...More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to relax and take in the seaside views whether it be of the downtown area or Jacobs Ladder.

Thank CruisinCrazy
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Beautiful well-kept gardens at the west end of Sidmouth (take care crossing the road!) In the summer there is a popular evening concert (8pm) by the excellent Sidmouth Town Band Deck chairs are provided but if it rains, bring an umbrella.

Thank J E R
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Lovely gardens and beautiful views out to sea. The tea room looked good , we did not stop for a drink but everyone there looked happy.

Thank Bemebeme
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27 March 2018|
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Response from JE-Wirral | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay but Yes they are allowed in the garden on leads but restricted on the beach depending on time of year .
Anne M
26 September 2016|
Response from Bangel2015 | Reviewed this property |
15 minute walk depending on how fast you walk
Colette B
10 May 2016|
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Response from Bangel2015 | Reviewed this property |
It was opened by the Duke of Connaught in 1934.