Places to Visit
Exmoor has so much to offer it’s difficult to know where to start.
Dunster Castle & Watermill
Run by the National Trust in the historic village of Dunster just a 10 -minute drive. A great day out for all the family to see the ancient castle & country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens. Afterwards stroll around the village and browse the many gift shops and eateries.
West Somerset Railway
A chance to ride in a steam train which runs from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard.
Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor
The highest point on Exmoor. If you are feeling energetic you can walk from your base at Orchard Escapes Exmoor climbing up to 1705 feet above sea level. For amazing views where on a nice day you can see across the Bristol Channel to Wales. If you don’t fancy the 1705 feet climb you can drive most of the way and just make the shorter walk to the top.
Lynton & Lynmouth
The delightful coastal villages of Lynton & Lynmouth have much to offer. A cliff railway joins the two villages – the only full water powered railway in the UK. Sit and enjoy fish & chips by the sea in Lynmouth, play some mini golf or take a coastal boat cruise from Lynmouth harbour. Take the cliff railway up to Lynton and meander around the gift shops or pay a visit to the quaint Lynton cinema. A short drive or walk on from Lynton takes you to the Valley of the Rocks with amazing coastal views and dramatic scenery it is a must do on your Exmoor visit.
A gentle 45 minute or brisk 30-minute minute walk from Orchard Escapes Exmoor is the chocolate box village of Bossington with its peaceful pebble beach. Sit on the shore and listen to the waves rippling over the pebbles or venture up to Hurlstone Point with spectacular views looking down onto the beach and further along to Porlock. If you want to unwind this is certainly the place to go.
There are many more villages to visit or sights to see on Exmoor. Get up on the moors and you can walk for miles without seeing a sole. Just ask and we can point you in the right direction.
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