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The Quantocks are a combination of soft rolling wooded hills, home of the red deer, are to many people the most beautiful part of Somerset. The whole range, including foot hills, extend about 6 by 12 miles to the sea.
Unlike the Mendips with the lime stone gorges and underground streams, the Quantocks have gentle slopes fringed by small villages, pastures, heather covered moorland and dark tangled woods, loud with running brooks and dense with flowers providing a variety of attractions for walkers. There are no towns or large villages among the hills this is the realm of hamlets and scattered farms, reached by narrow lanes. Churches, manor houses and cottages are chiefly of red sand stone, which contrasts pleasantly with the green of the surrounding pastures.
Burnham, Minehead and Watchet are all within easy reach. The magically lovely cathedral and Bishop's Palace at Wells, the county town of Taunton, and Street with its Clark's shopping village, are a short drive as are the glories of Exmoor National Park. Here, as well as a spectacular coast, visitors will find Badgworthy Water (home to the legendary Doones), the unique cliff railway between Lynton and Lymnouth, Polock Weir's harbour, and popular beauty spot of Watersmeet (N.T.). Shops and pub serving food 1 miles.

Somerset view

Local towns and villages to visit

Bridgewater
Cheddar
Dunster
Exmoor
Ilfracombe
Glastonbury
Minehead
Street
Taunton
Watchet
Wellington
Western-Super-Mare
Yeovil

ATTRACTIONS IN THE AREA
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
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

Highbridge
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

Ilminster
Perry Bros, Orchardland, Dowlish WakeSomerset , Tel: 0146052681

Langport
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

Monksilver
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

Watchet
Cleeve Abbey, Washford, Watchet
Somerset, Tel: 01984640377

English Heritage, Washford, Watchet
Somerset, Tel: 0198440377

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

Angling
Sea fishing at Lynmouth, Porlock Weir and Minehead. Freshwater fishing in Exmoor streams on the River Exe at Exford and Dulverton and on the Lyn at Lynmouth.
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CAMP SITES AND TOURING ALSO CARAVAN HOLIDAY PARKS IN THE AREA Somerset Holiday Parks Camping, Touring, Parks

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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HOTELS INNS AND HOLIDAY LETS COTTAGES IN THE AREA
Little Burcott Farm Burcott, Wells, Somerset sleeps 2. A striking loft conversion in a secluded countryside location, with wonderful walking and glorious views, this stylish property makes a superb holiday base. Wells, the smallest city in England yet with one of its finest cathedrals, is just 1 mile distant, and Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Glastonburys famous Tor, Stourhead gardens and Street.

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

Bradford on Tone
The White Horse Inn, Bradford on Tone
Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1HF. 01823 461239

Bridgwater

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

Quantock Hideaway in Somerset This exceptionally stylish barn conversion, furnished with flair to a high standard, is ideally located for enjoying superb walking in the peaceful countryside of the Quantock Hills. The pretty and secluded garden with its own blissful hot tub is perfect for relaxing after exploring the myriad delights of the area. Just 4 miles away it the famous fossil hunting beach at Kilve, and the seaside resorts of Burnham. Shops and pub serving food 1 miles.

Red Lion Hotel
Wells, Somerset 01749672616
Swan Hotel
Wells, Somerset 01749678877
Star Hotel
Wells, Somerset 01749673055

Fennycastle House
Wookey, Wells, Somerset
01749672265
The Pecking Mill Inn & Hotel
Evercreech, Shepton Mallet
01749830336
Wessex Hotel Street, Somerset
01458443383


Mullions Hotel Street, Somerset
01458445110
Worth House Hotel Worth, Wookey, Wells, Somerset 01749672041
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RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA
Bradford on Tone
The White Horse Inn, Bradford on Tone
Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1HF. 01823 461239

Bridgwater

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

Red Lion Hotel
Wells, Somerset 01749672616
Swan Hotel
Wells, Somerset 01749678877
Star Hotel
Wells, Somerset 01749673055

Fennycastle House
Wookey, Wells, Somerset
01749672265
The Pecking Mill Inn & Hotel
Evercreech, Shepton Mallet
01749830336
Wessex Hotel Street, Somerset
01458443383


Mullions Hotel Street, Somerset
01458445110
Worth House Hotel Worth, Wookey, Wells, Somerset 01749672041

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PUBLIC HOUSES IN THE AREA
Bradford on Tone
The White Horse Inn, Bradford on Tone
Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1HF. 01823 461239

Bridgwater

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

Ilminster
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

Langport

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

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

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

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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