Things to do in Exmoor National Park

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Things to Do in Exmoor National Park


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  • @chrismN9800CH
    124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The castle was just like a castle run by the National Trust but the gardens were out of this world..Sub tropical plants flourishing

    The Mill Cafe isn't NT and wasn't great
    Written 24 April 2024
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  • Elaine G
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Views are stunning! Worth a visit even if you dont walk far from the carpark! Beautiful place, several carparks and also a cafe although we didnt use it.Toilets local too! Picnic benches near car park. Variety of birds about plus lots of wildflowers! Heard a skylark too which was lovely!
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • I love dining out
    Bath, UK585 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Set off from Lynmouth (using the NT Trail) to Watersmeet. A really lovely walk along the river & completely helped by glorious autumnal weather.
    Coffee stop at Watersmeet House in the garden and then a ‘bit’ (ha!) of a climb up towards Countisbury for lunch at the Blue Ball Inn.
    Continued to walk along the SW Coastal path back to Lynmouth. With the stops, it took us 5 1/2 hours.
    Husband had initially suggested that we did the walk in reverse. I’m so glad we didn’t because the SW Coastal Path walk from Lynmouth up to Countisbury would definitely have been a much harder slog.
    Would completely recommend this trail and it was worth taking the NT printed instructions with us.
    Written 10 October 2023
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  • jansteve_8
    Isle of Wight, UK357 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great find in Lynton such a quaint little picture house and dog friendly too. Great value for money and reasonably priced sweets and ice creams. Lovely friendly hosts. Recommend a visit if you are in the area.
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • sjh1404
    Weston super Mare, UK107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another of our many visits to this beautiful area and nothing better after a long walk for tea and scones at Watersmeet House.
    Lovely establishment with great staff.
    Cream teas were lovely as was my cheese scone.
    Nice to see so many people enjoying this jewel of a place.
    Thanks to Becky and the team.
    See you soon
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • John H
    Coventry, UK61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely circular walk around the area from the steps.
    Easy parking and well marked direction signs, not busy was hence we were there but could be in mid summer. Recommend good sturdy footwear but not essential.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • chynagirl1
    Sunderland, UK1,399 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We saw the mill as part of our visit to the castle. It was great that it was working and there are some very interesting machines in the room above the mill. I got sidetracked and forgot to buy the flour which annoyed me as I had been told it makes really good pastry.
    Written 25 September 2023
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  • RichardUpshall
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,634 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an experience! Loved this road and the sights along the way. Make sure you have a functional vehicle that is not too wide if you take the horse trail like roads hugging the cliff tops. Amazing nature, views and coastline. You can do it in a few hours if you just do the sight seeing spots as we did . Thoroughly enjoyable and well worth it!
    Written 21 June 2023
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  • AggiePirateCornwall
    Redruth, UK7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I first visited Dunkery in 1971 and have made it back several times since, and have been very lucky to enjoy clear weather on each visit.
    This time was an emotional trip as due to deteriorating mobility issues I might not be able to climb it again.
    Such a special place.
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • The_Concierge_8
    Trinidad and Tobago3,422 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I've enjoyed several visits to Dunster and it never gets boring.
    From the historic Yarn market and one of the country's best preserved Castles to the delightful shops and locally-owned eateries along its cobblestone streets, it is a delightful, quaint village.

    Bear in mind though that almost the entire length of the pavements in Dunster are cobblestoned so those who walk with canes or strollers will find it rather difficult. It is also not a wheelchair-friendly place unless you feel comfortable walking in the street but then to get into many shops, you've got to walk down a few steps and back along the cobbled pavements.

    If you can only choose one place to visit in Somerset, I'd suggest you make it Dunster!
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • TAKKIE
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our daughter, who is an experienced rider, took two trips, two hours each. First time with the guide, who was both friendly and interested. She chose a beautiful route. Two hours later both girls returned with a big smile.
    The second trip was, including another guide, with four riders. A different and also beautiful route. The very friendly owner brought ice cream. One of the horses lost a shoe, so the rider, who was a little older, was picked up. The man was offered another ride at a time at his convenience.
    The horses looked happy and healthy.

    Proficient and friendly guides, nice horses, and a lovely area. I highly recommend Burrowhayes Farm Riding Stables.
    Written 8 May 2023
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  • mitch h
    35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We love it here but I have to say that the cafe on the chalet site has gone downhill. Not very good at all but still, the beach is still very good.
    Written 23 October 2023
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