Local Attractions

Apart from walking, there are hundreds of great days out to enjoy. Here is just a small selection of favourites from our family. Click on the images to find out more...

Culbone Church

Culbone Church

The walk down to visit Culbone Church is a 'must' - it's the smallest regularly used church in the country. Ask us about the times of Sunday services if you want.

Dunster by Candlelight

Dunster by Candlelight

It's normally in early December and it's a fantastic opportunity to combine seeing this lovely medieval village by candlelight with some top Christmas shopping.

Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle

This gorgeous National Trust property is just 30 mins away. It has beautiful gardens, tea rooms & a shop, impressive rooms and lots of ghosts (apparently!)

The Cliff Railway in Lynton

The Cliff Railway in Lynton

You have to try this Victorian marvel!

Coleridge Country

Coleridge Country

Coleridge wrote Kubla Khan in our valley, and it might even been in our house! Whatever, poetry still pervades the countryside.

The West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway

We have discount vouchers to help you get even better value from this great day out.

Watersmeet - a local beauty spot

Watersmeet - a local beauty spot

Watermouth Castle

Watermouth Castle

A brilliant day out, rain or shine - and far more charming than Disneyland!

The Valley of the Rocks

The Valley of the Rocks

Unmissable, and surely one of the most beautiful cricket pitches in the country!

The Valley of the Rocks

The Valley of the Rocks

Do a little mountaineering, and introduce yourself to the goats.

The Lynton Barnstaple Steam Railway

The Lynton Barnstaple Steam Railway

You have to do it!

The Lynton to Barnstaple train

The Lynton to Barnstaple train

A narrow guage railway, it's a family favourite for us.

Woody Bay, a favourite swimming spot

Woody Bay, a favourite swimming spot

Just 25 mins away you can find this hidden swimming beach with plunge pools - click here for its listing in the Guardian's 'Best Secret Swimming Places in Cornwall and Devon'.

Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey

Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey

Exmoor Zoo

Exmoor Zoo

A great day out for the kids - see their 'Beast of Exmoor' feature!

Dunster by Candlelight

Dunster by Candlelight

You can rent a telescope locally

You can rent a telescope locally

Ancient Mariner

Ancient Mariner

Go and see the statue of the Ancient Mariner in the pretty seaside town of Watchet - you're in Coleridge Country after all!

Culbone Church is a 'must see'!

Culbone Church is a 'must see'!

The smallest regularly used parish church in England - you're welcome to join us for services on alternate Sundays. Dogs welcome! (Yes, really.)

Tarr Steps

Tarr Steps

This stone age bridge is still standing - just 35/40 mins from us. You can combine this with a visit to a great eatery, the Tarr Farm Hotel (see restaurants section.)

River Swimming

River Swimming

Sure it's cold, but by goodness it blows away the cobwebs!

Puttsborough Beach

Puttsborough Beach

One of several fabulous beaches in North Devon, less than an hour drive from us.

Heddons Mouth

Heddons Mouth

One of our favourite 'secret walks'!

Plenty of tree climbing around!

Plenty of tree climbing around!

Lynton Cinema

Lynton Cinema

It's only 20 mins away and gets all the latest flicks. Perfect for a night out or a rainy day.

You're above the clouds, sometimes!

You're above the clouds, sometimes!

What a feeling....

Dark Skies

Dark Skies

The best dark skies in the country are there EVERY NIGHT - providing it's not too cloudy!

The long walk to Lynton

The long walk to Lynton

This takes between 4 hours and 6 hours depending on how fit you are! It's part of the 'South West Coast Path' and the 'Coleridge Way', some of the finest walking country in the land.

Walk to Lynton...

Walk to Lynton...

...in the footsteps of Coleridge.

Walk along the Coleridge Way

Walk along the Coleridge Way

It's right on our doorstep!

A view from Lynton Cliff Railway

A view from Lynton Cliff Railway

There's a nice little cafe at the top, too.

Culbone Church

Culbone Church

It's peaceful, sleepy and a stopping off place for walkers en route to/from Porlock Weir.

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