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Places of Interest in Exmoor

Exmoor’s Northern boundary stretches for 34 miles from Combe Martin through Lynmouth and Porlock to Minehead. It is England’s highest coastline and the coastal pathprovides spectacular walking. Dunkery Beacon (1707 feet above sea level) is within four miles of Triscombe. The gentle climb to the summit gives panoramic views to Wales, Dartmoor and several counties.

A drive or walk across the wild moorland is sure to be rewarded with scenes of wild Exmoor ponies, cattle and sheep. In spring, walk or ‘park and ride’ to Snow Drop Valley three miles away. The National Park arrange guided walks throughout the summer. Riding stables are within a few miles.

The National Trust villages of Selworthy and Horner are picturesque. Enjoy a walk through Horner Woods, one of Britain’s ancient woodlands. There are mountain bike trails. Coarse and fly fishing are also available locally at Wimbleball and Clatworthy lakes, sea fishing on the coast is within ten miles.
Historic Dunster, overlooked by the Castle and with the ancient Yarn market, working water mill, Priory Church Gardens and every kind of gift shop and hostelry, is also well worth a visit. Dunster’s prosperity was based upon the cloth making and wool trade and today is a bustling village six miles from Triscombe Farm.
Special events, festivals and carnivals take place throughout the year. Dunster’s Country Fair at the end of July and Dunster by Candlelight in December are particularly popular.

In the early May the traditional Hobby Horse entertains in Minehead in aid of local charities. Details of specific events are available from Exmoor National Park and can be found in the cottages.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all paper leaflets have been removed from our guest information room to reduce the risk of transmission and due to the leaflets now being inaccurate following likely changes to opening times and facilities on offer. The links to all attractions who had leaflets with us are listed below so you are able to have the most up-to-date information available. Some attractions are listed in more than one category below. The links below are not exhaustive of all attractions available – if there are any which should be added, please let us know!

Please be aware that Triscombe Farm neither endorses any of the websites listed below, nor any link on those sites.

National Park

 

Local Exmoor Produce

Walking

 

 

Animals/Safari

 

National Trust/Historic Attractions

 

 

Culture and Museums

Gardens

 

 

Villages

 

 

Outdoor Activities

 

Family Attractions

 

 

Cider/Food and Drink

  • Rich’s Cider
  • Perry’s Somerset Cider
  • Home Farm – Tea Room and Garden

Please see our ‘Places to Eat’ page for more food and drink outlets.

 

Arts and Entertainment

 

 

Shopping

  • Clarks Village
  • There are also several towns locally offering shopping opportunities

 

 

Further Afield