Towns & Villages

Dunster Castle and medieval village

Dunster Castle, a National Trust property, is full of local history and a wonderful place to visit. Make sure you take in the views from behind the Castle up near the enclosed Victorian reservoir and do visit the water mill below.

Minehead, its shops and beaches.

North Hill and the harbour are the older parts of Minehead and need investigating to get a feel for the local history. Day tickets to Butlins in Minehead are sometimes available but need to be booked in advance directly via their own website.

Sampford Brett

A lovely picturesque little village with St Georges church which contains the tomb of one of the four assassins of Thomas a’Becket!

Watchet

Watchet is an ancient and vibrant harbour town with great character, many independent shops and a heritage railway station. Part of the east quay is presently undergoing a very exciting refurbishment and will include art workshops and studios, a gallery and restaurant. Opening Summer 2021.

Dulverton

A beautiful Historic Market Town situated on the River Barle on the edge of Exmoor. It has a range of lovely independent shops and cafes and is popular with visitors all year round.

Lynton & Lynmouth

Lynton & Lynmouth are elegantly connected by a Cliff Railway, the highest and steepest fully water powered Victorian railway in the World!  Picturesque Lynmouth provides a romantic escape with its rows of charming fishing cottages and shops that cluster around the pretty harbour of gently bobbing boats. Lynton, perched high above, is a vibrant Victorian village and the gateway to The Valley of the Rocks.

Selworthy

Selworthy village is owned by the National Trust and sits within the Holnicote Estate where beavers were recently re-introduced. This is a timeless rural landscape of thatched cottages and a fine medieval church. Enjoy walks through wooded combes with sweeping views across the vale to Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor's highest point.

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