12 top places to visit, as recommended by our guests
We write lots of blogs and posts with our own suggestions of places for our guests to visit. Lucy even wrote the Little Book of Walks. But this blog is a little different.
Looking through our Visitors Books from 2023 we found so many great suggestions for things to do on your days out in Somerset. We’ve chosen 12 for you to consider when you stay with us in 2024. We intended to pick 10, but there were too many good ones! Thank you for the suggestions – we appreciate them all.
12 places to visit and things to do in Exmoor you might not have tried yet
1. Phil and Lisa suggest you see the snowdrops in February.
2. Barbara recommends you try a Treasure Trail Detective Case File. They did theirs in Dunster (Minehead and Exmoor are also available)
3. Andrew and Gill said: “The Walk from Lynmouth to Rockford via Watersmeet is a firm favourite walk. In October we saw half a dozen Dippers, still quite a rare sight.”
4. Vicky and Charles enjoyed their first visit to England’s tallest tree in Nutcombe Bottom. This 66m Douglas Fir can be found in the fragrant pine woods just outside Dunster.
5. Judy recommends the Egg-cellent Easter Egg Hunt at Dunster Castle.
6. Top tip from The Quinn family: “If you have a rainy day, the cinema in Minehead is great at just £4 each!”
7. Andy and Elaine said “Our daughter Jasmine went riding at the Exmoor Pony Centre. She had a two-hour ride over the moors which she really enjoyed.” And Fiona and Patrick did the same: “Our 14-year-old had a great two-hour hack from Burrowhayes Farm Stables – we would recommend it.”
8. Lyn, Rob, Gemma, Ben, Imogen and Ellie loved the Dunster County Show – and their dog Darwin won rosettes in the dog show!
9. Oval regular guests The Fosters said: “Now our children are getting older we discovered Wimbleball Lake. What a find! We loved kayaking and paddleboarding and Dunster the dog enjoyed the natural beauty and lovely walks around the lake.”
10. Cleeve Abbey in Washford was “amazing” said Kenneth, Lesley. Other guests Craig and Diane, David and Fraser agreed with them. Put this one on your list.
11. “A little jewel inside theEast Quay arts centre in Watchett is the Two Rivers Paper Mill where you can watch the talented team make traditionally hand-crafted paper.” Thanks for your suggestion, Danielle, Jackie and Paul.
12. The Rhead family said: “We visited Kilve Beach which is a gem for fossil hunting. We collected fossils and then had a drink, cakes and ice cream in the Chantry Gardens. You ring the bell to be served and eat in an outside gazebo.”