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.
Lynton & Lynmouth
These beautiful villages are set on Exmoor and well worth the scenic drive. The Cliff Railway links the two and from Lynton the Valley of the Rocks can be explored. Enjoy a cream tea in Lynmouth or fish and chips at the end of the day.
A traditional Exmoor village with a multitude of quaint shops and tearooms lying at the foot of the hills. Visit the historic harbour at Porlock Weir.
Dulverton is a beautiful and atmospheric small town situated in the heart of Exmoor National Park. There are many boutique gift shops to browse as well as a good tea room and a fantastic pub www.woodsdulverton.co.uk
As well as the castle, medieval Dunster village is worth exploring. The historic Luttrell Arms www.luttrellarms.co.uk has a fantastic restaurant and bar with a roaring log fire. Visit the working flour mill and www.nationaltrust.org.uk and enjoy a cream tea in the
Wells is a stunning small town, an hours drive from Tilbury Farm but with much to offer. The cathedral wellscathedral.com is an obvious start, together with the Bishop’s Palace www.bishopspalace.org.uk. Wells has many tea-rooms, cafes and restaurants. The ancient architecture is stunning and there is a real musical prescence with the music school and chorister tradition.
Climb Glastonbury Tor. Visit Glastonbury Abbey. Shop for crystals and incense. Enjoy local food and close to Wells.
Our county town. Visit the museum www.museumofsomerset.org.uk housed within the original castle, featuring a range of collections and exhibitions. There is a tea room. Each Thursday Taunton hosts a thriving farmers market – featuring local produce. The county cricket ground is also located in the centre www.somersetcountycc.co.uk and 3the River Tone for a casual lunch or Augustus www.augustustaunton.co.uk for something special.
This historic harbour town, home to Coleridge’s famous Ancient Mariner is a working harbour as well as an artistic hub. Ancient cobbled streets, a pebbly beach with rock pools and an ocean swimming pool. www.pebblestavern.co.uk for local cider, The Corner House Café for tea and cake.
Visit Coleridge Cottage in the pretty and historic Nether Stowey nationaltrust.org.uk. From the Mount – the original motte and bailey castle, enjoy far-reaching vistas.