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Bicton village, Devon

Bicton is a civil parish in East Devon. It lies near the town of Budleigh Salterton and according to the 2001 census it had a population of 280. The parish includes the village of Yettington.

Bicton Parish Church dedicated to St Mary, was built in 1850.

The mansion house was sold by Lord Clinton to Devon County Council and is now Bicton College of Agriculture. The Botanical Garden were restored by Lord Clinton to their pre-war splendour and opened to the public in 1963. In 1986 he gave them to a charitable trust which sold the gardens to Simon and Valerie Lister, a Devon couple from a farming background who have turned it into a commercial visitor attraction named Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, claimed to be "Devon's most magnificent historic gardens".

Bicton Obelisk on the edge of the park was built in 1730 as a visual attraction for the gardens.

The rest of the land comprising the former manor of Bicton, remains in the ownership of Clinton Devon Estates, owned by Baron Clinton. Part is operated as an equestrian venue known as Bicton Arena.

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Sidmouth, Ottery St Mary, Exmouth and Exeter.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:


arrowBudleigh Salterton





Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowBudleigh Salterton



	arrowOttery St Mary


Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Newton Abbot, Paignton, Brixham and Moretonhampstead.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowBicton Park Botanical Gardens

	arrowManor Pavilion Theatre

	arrowRadway Cinema

Budleigh Salterton

	arrowOtterton Mill

	arrowLily Farm Vineyard


	arrowWorld of Country Life

	arrowA la Ronde

	arrowSavoy Cinema

	arrowExmouth Pavilion

Ottery St Mary

	arrowCadhay Gardens

	arrowCadhay House




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