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Tilbury Farm – Your Gateway to the West Country.

From your doorstep explore the wildlife and beauty of the Quantock Hills through country lanes and along footpaths and trails. Enjoy an afternoon horse-trekking from our neighbouring stables or mountain bike in stunning scenery. Travel by steam train to pretty coastal villages. Visit historic houses and gardens. Paddleboard or kayak on the coast or sail on an Exmoor lake at Wimbleball. Tour the medieval castle of Dunster. Forage for wild wortleberries on the moor or head to one of our many village pubs for delicious foods and locally sources ciders, ales and wines.

Active

Hack to Wills Neck along the beech-lined ancient drove road. Walk the Coleridge Way. Learn to sail. Canoe through the centre of Taunton. Mountain-bike the trails of Great Wood.

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Attractions

Take a scenic ride on an historic steam train.  Explore pretty coastal villages.  Visit dramatic Cheddar Gorge.  See caves at Wookey Hole.  Explore the ancient castle at Dunster.  Tour historic houses.  Take a 4 wheel drive safari across Exmoor.

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Beaches

Fossil hunt at Kilve – our nearest beach and famous for fossicking and cream teas. Visit historic harbour villages at Porlock Weir, Watchet and Minehead. Promenade at Blue Anchor. See waterfalls at St Audries. Lee Bay is a hidden gem on Exmoor with a café too.

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Walks

Walk from your doorstep through rolling hills. Hike Quantock moorland. Explore Cothelstone Hill. Trek trails at Great Wood. Follow the Coleridge Way along the ancient drove road on the Quantock Ridge. Drive to Exmoor for walks in the stunning Valley of the Rocks, Tarr Steps and Watersmeet.

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Gardens

Visit the 1920s gardens at Cothay Manor. Explore lakeside paths and grottos of the Georgian landscape garden at Hestercombe. Admire the stunning kitchen gardens at Barrington Court, Arlington Court and Knightshayes.

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Towns and Villages

Climb the vernicular railway at Lynmouth. Eat ice-cream in Watchet harbour. Sample a cream tea at one of the many tearooms in medieval Dunster. Explore the cathedral city of Wells. Visit Dulverton on Exmoor for access to walks, delicious food and a beautiful town. Learn more about our region at Taunton County Museum. Admire circular chimneys and pretty thatched cottages at Selworthy and Allerford.

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Culture

Enjoy outdoor theatre. Attend a classical music concert in a local church or village hall. Sing sea shanties at Watchet or play fiddle at Halsway Manor. Visit The Brewhouse theatre in Taunton. Attend a local arts festival. Browse art galleries.

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Food and Drink

Visit a local farmers market. Pick strawberries. Tour a local cider farm and sample their produce. Indulge in a cream tea. Enjoy a pizza night at a local farm. Try locally brewed beer and wine. Fine dine at our local pub The Rising Sun – only a 5 minute walk into the village from Tilbury Farm.

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