Budleigh Salterton is an attraction in itself… but there’s plenty of other visitor attractions in the area for you to enjoy.
There’s something to suit everyone – click here to view our selected list of major attractions in the area.
The Fairlynch Museum
27 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6NP
One of the prettiest museums in Devon
Grade II listed Fairlynch museum and arts centre offers:
- Local ARCHAEOLOGY and GEOLOGY
- Wonderful collection of COSTUMES
- LACE ROOM
- SMUGGLERS’ DEN
- Period TOYS
- SIR WALTER RALEGH ROOM
- RAILWAY memorabilia
- a beautiful GARDEN
- Impressive LOCAL HISTORY collection
- Service Point for DEVON RECORD OFFICE
Open Friday 30th March – Sunday 28th October, daily except Mondays 2.00pm – 4.30pm.
FREE ADMISSION – Donations welcome.
(Registered charity number 306636)
If you look through the archives at the Fairlynch Museum you will find an interesting number of people have come as visitors or residents to our special town and helped make it what it is today – Raleigh and Simcoe, Millais, Edward VIII (as Prince of Wales), Prince Edward, Rider Haggard and H.G.Wells, AdolphesTrollope, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Stuart Hibberd, Belinda Lee, Reg Varney and Sally Mc Nally. In more recent years other famous and talented residents include Sue Lawley, Andrew Marr and twice Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel.
There is the opportunity to enjoy the Jurassic Coast from a different perspective by taking a sea cruise from Exmouth. A varied choice of cruises caters for day tripper, bird watcher and amateur geologist alike.
Budleigh Salterton has an active Cricket Club being based at Ottermouth, Granary Lane. The Club welcomes and encourages visitors.
Experience East Devon’s varied cycle routes, enjoy the countryside at your own pace.
A combined cycle and footpath across the green is now open. As a branch of the National Cycle Path network from Exmouth via Bear Lane, it will lead cyclists into the town where they can enjoy the delights Budleigh Salterton has to offer.
The new Exe Estuary cycle route links Exmouth, Topsham and Exeter.
Cycle racks are located outside the library.
The East Devon Golf Club (established 1902) has a splendid 18-hole course laid out on the high land to the west of the town. Visiting club members are welcome. The Woodbury Park Golf & Country Club also nearby offers both 9 and 18 hole courses.
The Budleigh Salterton Football Club resides in Greenway Lane with an excellent pitch and licensed recreational club.
The Rifle Club in Little Knowle has an indoor 25 yard range for winter and an outdoor range for summer.
St Peter’s Church
St. Peter’s Church in Budleigh Salterton was consecrated in 1893 after a certain amount of delay and problems in its construction. All the stone used came from quarries in either Devon or Somerset, and the bricks used were from the local brickworks at Otterton.
The design is of Early English type, the plan is in the main cruciform having a nave of five bays. The floor of the sanctuary is of polished marble and the first impression within the Church is one of size and space which is not over-obstructed by the slender piers and lancet arches.
The addition of fine carved reredos in 1931 made a dramatic feature in the East end. Nine mosaic panels depicting New Testament scenes are positioned around the Nave and were added over a period of time in the first half of the 20th century.
Some minor changes have been made to the immediate exterior of the Church in recent years but the overall appearance is unchanged.
The Peter Hall, adjacent to the church can be booked for functions.
We invite visitors to join us at our services. For more information about the Church, services and events, visit their website at www.stpeterbs.org.uk/ .
Budleigh Baptist Church
We enjoy an all-ages Sunday morning service and modern worship with regular ministry. We share weekly prayer times along with home groups. We are situated on Little Knowle and you would be most welcome to join us. Visit www.budleighbaptistchurch.org.uk for more information.
Temple Methodist Church
The Methodist Church, which is located just across the road from the Tourist Information Centre, bears the name Temple Methodist, and has a reputation for youth work and friendliness. Sunday services are 10.30am and 6.30pm. Details of the Church, its services and activities can be found on the website: http://www.budleightemplemethodist.org.uk/home
Budleigh Salterton Art Club
The club meets monthly on Wednesday mornings and has a varied programme of talks and demonstrations. Three exhibitions of members’ work are held each year. Membership is open to any practicing artist (amateur or professional) in the EX9 area.
Find out more on our website: budleighsaltertonartclub.org.uk
Salterton Drama Club
There is a long tradition of successful amateur dramatics at Budleigh Salterton. Since the group was founded in 1938, it has gone from strength to strength, finally acquiring its own theatre – the Salterton Playhouse – in 1970. The Playhouse is a large wooden building set next to the stream in Meadow Lane, and offers raked seating and full facilities for approximately 80 patrons.
Find out more at www.saltertondrama.co.uk
Budleigh Salterton Lions Club
The Club was formed in 1980, based in sunny Budleigh Salterton and currently has 24 members, who live not only in Budleigh Salterton, but in many of the nearby villages including East Budleigh, Colaton Raleigh, Otterton, Knowle Village and Yettington. The Club is grateful to the people of Budleigh Salterton and the surrounding area for all the support they have given us at our various fund raising events. These include the annual Gala Week, Duck Race and many others.
Find out more at their website.
A decorative and fine arts Society further extending the world of the arts to Budleigh.
Further information www.nadfas.org.uk
Film Society – for lovers of quality cinema.
An international programme of films is shown once a month from September to April, to members only. To meet popular demand there are two showings, one at 5pm with tea/coffee available, and the other at 8pm with wine available. Last year the Film Society celebrated its 10th anniversary, and continues to attract around 400 members.
Full details of the programme can be found on the website www.budleighfilm.org.uk. Telephone contacts are Stuart Yerrell, Chairman, 01395 442178 and Stephen Huyshe Shires, Membership Secretary, on 01395 597454.”
The staff of the Budleigh Salterton Tourist Information Centre are here to help you find out more – click here for details.