Devonshire writer John Fisher tells the story of how John…
If you have a passion for English history, it doesn’t get much more interesting than East Budleigh, because it’s the place where Sir Walter Raleigh was raised as a child.
For such a humble little village, there are some remarkable remnants from the Elizabethan age to be seen. Indeed, Queen Elizabeth herself was on friendly terms with Sir Walter and he was a favourite at court.
MOST NOTABLE RELICS:
GREAT PLACES TO EAT
In East Budleigh – the Sir Walter Raleigh Inn – why not try a Raleigh 400 Ale whilst dining. Please phone to check times of food service.
In Otterton (just down the road) – Otterton Mill, situated in a beautiful spot down on the river Otter. Also, the Kings Arms, a lovely pub with great food and ambiance, also having a large beer garden at the rear.
GREAT PLACES TO STAY
Sidmouth’s your best bet in terms of hotels. Top recommended are the Harbour Hotel and also the Bedford Hotel which right on the Esplanade.
RALEIGH 400 EVENTS:
Keep an eye out on hubcast.co.uk, don’t miss the super quick loading mobile version (no tiresome App to download!). The Friends of All Saints will be adding all their events into this website. Additionally, don’t miss these: