Towns & Villages

A trip to the West Country would not be complete without visiting one of its many beautiful towns and villages. Within the realms of the Exmoor National Park visitors can take a trip back in time exploring some of the quaint villages that exist amongst the pretty flora and fauna, including Dunster and Dulverton, where you will discover cosy tearooms and a range of small shops. Alternatively, enjoy a hearty meal at one of the many rural pubs situated within the borders of the National Park.

To enjoy fresh seafood and a classic cream tea, spend the day at one of the charming coastal towns or villages that are dotted along the Northern coastline. See where Exmoor meets the sea at Lynton or Lynmouth and enjoy a trip on the Cliff Railway, which is solely powered by water. On another day, visit Ilfracombe and its beautiful harbour where you can see contemporary artist Damien Hirst's statue 'Verity', or hop on board a boat bound for Lundy Island.

For stunning scenery and wonderful views why not spend time in Clovelly? This lovely little village has pretty whitewashed cottages and a working harbour that is reached via a traffic free cobbled street, where donkeys are still used to transport goods. Just along the coastline from Clovelly are Appledore and Instow, two seaside villages that are very popular with artists.