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Connaught Gardens

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excellent location.

The gardens are beautiful with amazing views of the Jurassic coastline. The food is good wholesome... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Glen P
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sidmouth Visit

Amazing gardens. Beautiful place. Very well kept and well worth a visit. They clearly take a pride... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AndrewDeacon
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Basingstoke, Hampshire,
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The gardens are beautiful with amazing views of the Jurassic coastline. The food is good wholesome English food, worth a visit for the views alone.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Glen P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing gardens. Beautiful place. Very well kept and well worth a visit. They clearly take a pride in the appearance of this place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AndrewDeacon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the hill above the main esplanade the steps give a spectacular view west along the coast. Also a good spot for watching surfers if they are out. Probably nicer in summer when gardens more colourful and cafe open.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BazJackSalisbury
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We love the Connaught Gardens, whatever time of year. We have not been down Jacob's ladder but do stand at the top taking the wind/sun/rain and look at the beautiful view and amazing beach below. The gardens are just wonderful and when full of flowers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chatham24
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I enjoy the seasonal changes in the Gardens. Whatever time of year there is always some interest or some surprise waiting to be discovered. I love the history of the place, which can be read from a number of plaques and information posts. For a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nikkodormus
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Great views and lovely walks up here. Lovely benches near castle to sit and get sun shielded from wind.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennie6613
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Lovely location for the Sidmouth Folk Festival Service. A big grassy area was used so plenty of room for deckchairs & picnic rugs etc. A stage for the worship group, musicians etc. Lovely trees, shrubs & flowers.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathy T
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NoahBirmingham
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KuleDude
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank marilyndyke2016
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karl63
28 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 .
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Anne M
27 September 2016|
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Response from Bangel2015 | Reviewed this property |
15 minute walk depending on how fast you walk
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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.
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