Seaton's modern history is unique to the area, with it's earliest notable architecture being late Victorian rather than the predominant style of other local coastal towns, Regency. Whilst other resorts concentrated on preserving tradition, gentility and a flavour of yesteryear, Seaton put its resources into providing a tourist destination that genuinely catered for the family, with a variety of activities to suit all tastes and ages.
There is however, a much longer and much richer history to the own tucked away behind the coastal architecture. In fact it has 1900 years of inheritance, with Roman walled forts and castle in the surrounding hills and countryside. Blackberry Castle, some fascinating Iron Age remains are within easy reach, are particularly picturesque when shrouded by carpets of springtime bluebells.