PLACES OF INTEREST

We have a unique and varied landscape, including some of the most stunning coastline and beaches to the most breathtaking scenery of Exmoor. With excellent visitor attractions, superb restaurants, country pubs and tea rooms serving local produce, the choice of things to do is endless.

Included here are some ideas, but there are many more for which we can provide further details during your stay. We are pleased to help, so do not hesitate to ask if you are looking for something specific to make your stay extra special.

Places to visit


South Molton - A Royal Market Charter granted in 1590 ensures it still flourishes as a market town. Rich in traditional architecture and a growing reputation for fine arts, crafts and local produce.

Dunster Castle

Lynton and Lynmouth - Known as the little Switzerland of England, the Victorians made holiday centres of the towns and opened a funicular railway to connect them offering stunning views.

Exmoor - Also known as Lorna Doone country, being the base of RD Blackmore’s famous novel of the same name. Explore by car, riding or walking.

Dunster - With the red sandstone Dunster Castle towering over a town steeped in history, from the magnificent Luttrell Arms to the old Yarn Market sitting in the middle of the High Street. This ancient medieval village hosts a variety of events from ‘Dunster by Candlelight’ to ‘Days gone by’.

Dulverton - Almost the ‘county town’ of Exmoor, Dulverton is on the south edge of the moor. Located in the main square is the Dulverton National Park Visitor Centre with exhibitions, art gallery and library. The town is a small shopping centre with a number of small stores, quality boutiques, galleries and gift shops.

Beaches - World class beaches await you in North Devon. The long sandy beaches Croyde, Saunton, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! are favourites of watersports enthusiasts, families and those who just want to lie back and relax alike. Clovelly, Lynmouth, Lee and Ilfracombe are shingle beaches with stories of pirates and smugglers linked to them, providing excellent places to explore. Wherever you choose to visit, you won’t fail to be impressed by the sheer beauty and diversity of the coastline.

Woolacoombe Beach

Tarr Steps - A prehistoric clapper bridge across the River Barle dating from around 1000 BC. According to local legend, they were placed by the Devil after a Giant challenged him to a strength contest.

Porlock - Nestling at the foot of Porlock Hill at the western end of Porlock Vale, Porlock has extensive views over the Bristol Channel and Exmoor. A delightful village with many interesting and individual shops and a visitor centre.

Lundy Island - Where the Bristol Channel meets the Atlantic Ocean, Lundy Island lies off the coast of North Devon. It is a granite outcrop 3½ miles long and ½ mile wide a world apart of peaceful and unspoilt beauty.

Watersmeet - A varied Exmoor landscape of rocky coastline, heather moorland, wooded valleys and fast flowing rivers providing a haven for butterflies, otters, birds and salmon. Explore the Iron Age hill forts at Countisbury and Myrtleberry.

Further Afield -The market towns of Bideford, Barnstaple and Tiverton provide shopping at a relaxed pace, whilst the cities of Exeter and Taunton offer some serious retail therapy.

Surfing at croyde

Activities

Horse Riding

Exmoor has 400 miles of well maintained and signed bridleways.
» The Exmoor Pony Centre, Dulverton
» Burrowhayes Farm, Nr Porlock
West Anstey Farm Stables, Nr Dulverton - 01398 341354

Walking

With over 600 miles of maintained and signposted Rights of Way and 270 of those miles exclusively footpaths, Exmoor will keep you walking.
» Exmoor National Park

Fishing

A wide range is on offer for this popular pastime.

» Oaktree Fisheries, South Molton
» Goodiford Mill, Kentisbeare

» Lance Nicholson, Dulverton

Falconry

for something different, try a falconry experience to get up close, or watch a display in the stunning scenery of North Devon.
» Exmoor Falconry, Allerford

» Jonathan Marshall Falconry Experience, Tawstock
   

Surfing

North Devon’s coastline offers premier surfing opportunities from Westward Ho! to Woolacombe.
» Surfing Croyde Bay

» Nick Thorn Surf Coaching

Golf

Award winning courses set in breathtaking countryside.

» High Bullen Golf Course
» Mortehoe and Woolacombe Golf Club

Wimbleball Lake, Brompton Regis    

The Angling and Watersports centre offers a variety of activities. Surrounding the lake are miles of footpaths including a 9 mile round lake walk. A tea room offering light refreshments ensures an indoor retreat.
» www.swlakestrust.org.uk

Lynmouth
Killerton, Broadclyst

18th Century house home to the Paulise de Bush costume collection. Delightful hillside gardens and stunning parkland walks with plant centre, tea rooms and restaurant.
» www.nationaltrust.org.uk

The Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly

North Devon’s great adventure with fun for all the family whatever the weather. From dodgems to birds of prey, pets corner to archery and all with Devon’s tallest and
longest roller coaster!
» www.themilkyway.co.uk