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Exmoor forms the smallest of Britain's National parks preserved for its coastal and hill scenery. Its just 28 miles from east to west and only half the distance from North to south. There are valleys full of assorted woodlands and a wonderful coastline.

The area can be covered superficially in a long weekend or explored by car or as a walking holiday makes a wonderful a couple of weeks. The rolling moors, sparsely populated farming country and a handful of villages yield a unexploited charm.

Local towns and villages to visit

Porlock Weir
Stoke Pero
Tarr Steps
Wootton Courtney

Alstone Wildlife Park, Alstone Road, Highbridge. Meet Thadore the Camel, handfeed the red deer. Meet loads of rriendly animals. This is a non profit making animal park 01278782405

Barrington Court Garden & Court House
Barrington, Tel: 01460241938

Bath and West Showground Shows through out the year. Bike Shows, Royal Bath and West , Bristol Flower Show, National Amature Gardening Show, The Dairy Show. 01749 822200

Hinkley Point Power Station Bridgwater, Somerset, Tel: 01278654334

Bristol Zoo Gardens. Over 300 species of wildlife in beautiful gardens. 0117 973 8951

Animal Farm Adventure Park, Red Road, Berrow, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. Play all day at Somerset's all weather animal, adventure Park. The regions biggest indoor slides. Cuddle pets, nature trail, trampoline, friendly animals. 01278 751628

Cricket St.Thomas wild life park with over 600 animals a fun family day out. contact 01460 3011

Hornsbury Mill, Eleighwater, Chard
Somerset Tel: 0146063317

Glastonbury Abbey The earliest Christian Sanctary in Britain. 01458 832267

Peat Moors Centre Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury. 01458 860697

Somerset rural life museum A friendly museum with very few objects behind glass. 01458 831197

Alstone Wildlife Park small non-commercial attraction with friendly animals. 01278 782405

Coombes Cider & Apple Blossom Tea Rooms, Japonica Farm, The Causeway Mark, Highbridge, Somerset Tel: 01278641265

Secret World, New Road Farm East Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset Tel: 01278783250

Perry Bros, Orchardland, Dowlish WakeSomerset , Tel: 0146052681

English Heritage, Muchelney, Langport
Somerset .Tel: 01458250664

Stembridge Tower Mill, High Ham, Langport, Somerset, Tel: 01458250818

The West Somerset Railway Britain's longest 'heritage' railway running from Bishops Lydeard to the coast at Minehead. Visit the recently opened museum in the station Goods Shed.

Butlins . Leisure & entertainment resort with ativities and attractions. Minehead 01643 708171

Aquasplash leisure Centre Swimming pool, waves and slide. Gym, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi. 01643 708000

Exmoor Falconry and Animal Farm. Near Alerford 01643 862816 W

Exmoor Adventures, Mark Stoddart
Combe Sydenham Country Park
Monksilver, Somerset. TA4 4JG 01984 624794

Sheppy's Cider Farm Centre
Wander through the orchards and share the art of cider making in the museum. Cider tasting is available in the shop. Open Monday to Saturday all year; Sundays Easter to October. 01823 320201

Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre Meare Green Court, Stoke Street, Gregory, Taunton, Somerset
Tel: 01823490249 When you visit please mention westcountrylinks.

English Basket Centre, Curload, Stoke St. Gregory, Taunton. Tel: 01823698418

Cleeve Abbey, Washford, Watchet
Somerset, Tel: 01984640377

English Heritage, Washford, Watchet
Somerset, Tel: 0198440377

Staplecombe Vineyard, Burlands Farm
Staplegrove, Taunton, Somerset
Tel: 01823451217


Coarse and trout fishing on the river Tone at Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe ( on the A361 about 9 miles west of Taunton). Other good waters include the Taunton-Bridgewater Canal, the West Sedgemoor Drain and Clatworthy Reservoir.
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Doniford Bay Holiday Park .Rent a Holiday Caravan at Watchet .Doniford Bay! With direct access to a rocky shingle beach, fabulous facilities and a superb location for exploring, you have everything you need for a fun-filled family seaside holiday. Indoor heated pool
Children's adventure playground

Camping & Caravanning Club, Moor Road
Minehead, Somerset TA24 5RY. Tel:01643704138

Splott Farm, Blackford, Wedmore, Somerset. BS28 4PD Cheddar 01278 641522

Somerset Holiday Parks Static Self Catering Caravan Holidays, Ideal for family self-catering holidays all year round, some allow pets, weekends, half term or just a short break !

Burrowhayes Farm, West Luccombe,
Porlock, Minehead, Somerset. TA24 8HU . Minehead 01643 862463

Halse Farm Caravan & Camping Park, Winsford, Minehead, Somerset. Minehead 01643 851259

Blue Anchor Bay, Caravan Park, Blue Anchor
Minehead, Somerset Tel:01643821360

Warren Farm, Watchet, , Somerset. Watchet
01984 631220
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The Cottage, Watchet, Somerset. sleeps 10. This spacious detached property enjoys an enviable location in Watchet harbour and views over the marina (pictured). Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Quantocks yet only a few miles from the sandy beach at Blue Anchor, this is an ideal base from which to explore the delights of Exmoor National Park. Famous resorts are within easy reach Minehead for shopping, golf, mountain bike hire and Aquasplash; Porlock, popular with riders; pretty Porlock Weir with its small harbour, inns and quaint cottages
Somerset Cottages
Cosy properties in delightful settings,
town or country.
0845 268 1255

Bactonleigh Hotel
20 Tregonwell Rd, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5DU 01643 702147

Luttrell Arms Hotel
30 High St, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6SG 01643 821555

Yarn Market Hotel
25-31 High St, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6SF 01643 821425

Alcombe House Hotel
Bircham Rd, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6BG 01643 705130

Northfield Hotel
Northfield Rd, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5PU 01643 705155

Glendower House
, Minehead, 30-32 Tregonwell Road, Minehead, TA24 5DU 01643 707 144

The Dunster Castle Hotel,
5 High St, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6SF 01643 823030

Sunfield Hotel 83 Summerland Av, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BW 01643 703565

The York Hotel and Restaurant
48 The Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5AN 01643 705 151
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The White Horse Inn, Bradford on Tone, Taunton, Somerset 01823 461239 The Nags Head, Milton Road, Taunton
Tel: 01823442258

La Bonne Vie, High Street, Taunton
Tel: 01823274748

S Capriccio, Bridge Street, Taunton
Tel: 01823335711

Picassio's Restaurant, Congresbury, Bristol
Tel: 01934876336 Fax: 01934834390

Chekkers Restaurant, High Street, Wellington
Tel: 01823662363
Reflections Restaurant, Boulevard, Weston-super-mare
Tel: 01934622454

The Pheasant, Seavington, Ilminster
Tel: 01460240502
The White Horse Inn Bradford on Tone
Taunton, Somerset TA4 1HF 01823 461239

Jarrat's 1-3 Fore Street Chard Tel: 0146066113

Pheasant Seavington Ilminster TA19 0QE
Tel: 01460240502

Nags Head Milton Road Taunton
TA1 2JE Tel: 01823442258

La Bonne Vie 33 A High Street Taunton TA1 3PN Tel: 01823274748

S Capriccio 41 Bridge Street
Taunton TA1 1TP Tel: 01823335711

Chekkers Restaurant 59 High Street Wellington TA21 8QY Tel: 01823662363

Jarrat's, Fore Street, Chard. Tel: 0146066113
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Bradford on Tone
The White Horse Inn, Bradford on Tone
Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1HF. 01823 461239


Black Horse Hotel, Rhode Lane, Bridgwater TA6 6HU
Tel: 01278428150

Blake Arms Hotel, Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater, TA6 3PF
Tel: 01278422168

The Blue Boar, Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater. TA6 3PG
Tel: 01278424944

New Inn Dowlish Wake, Dowlish Wake, Near Ilminster
Somerset, TA19 ONZ. 0146052413

The White Hart Hotel Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset 01984623344

Crown & Sceptre Taunton, Somerset Tel: 01823333384


The Halfway House, Piney Hill, Langport, Somerset
TA10 9AB, 01458 252513

The Devonshire Arms, Long Sutton, Langport, Somerset. TA10 9LP 01458 241271

The Masons Arms located in the heart of Taunton, this pub offers food, self-catering accommodation and skittles.

The Masons Arms
41 Lower Odcombe, Yeovil, BA22 8TX 01935 862 591

The Helyar Arms
1 Moor Ln, East Coker, Yeovil, BA22 - 01935 862332

Halfway House Inn Country Lodge
Ilchester Rd, Chilthorne Domer, Yeovil, BA22 01935 840 350
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