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 Treat your valentine to the top 4 alternative days out in Somerset

So Valentine’s Day is swiftly coming our way again this year, you’ve booked your Somerset holiday cottages to impress the loved ones with your romantic intentions. We all know that you can never do enough for your valentine on the most loved-up day of the year so with that in mind we provide you with some alternative options for things to do that break the normal clichés. Love is in the air!

The chocolate house – Dunster
Voted as the second most popular attraction to visit in Dunster, The Chocolate House in Dunster is the home of Nutcombe Chocolates of Minehead. While this may come across as slightly cliché to take your valentine here, it trumps other establishments with its original handmade chocolates and a range of interesting local gifts, and the hot chocolate with the marshmallows are sublime! The cosy café is the ideal place to indulge your sweetheart with hot chocolates, hot and cold drinks as well ice creams, not to mention homemade cakes!
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West Somerset Railway
This one’s for the classic kind of romantics who have booked in at their Somerset holiday cottages. The scenic 20-mile rail tour that begins at the Quantock Hills and travels all the way to the Bristol Channel coast gives the old fashioned romantics the chance to show that chivalry isn’t dead when they recapture the romantic era of steam rail travel.

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Tarr Steps – Exmoor
Tarr Steps on Exmoor is an interesting location to be able to see what was achieved 4,000 years ago and how it still does what it was built for.  You can impress your loved one with that little nugget of information on the area when you take a walk on this little treasure. It’s a great place to skim stones in the gentle shallows as you dip your toes in the water at the shore. And if you fancy a quintessential cream tea, there is a quaint restaurant that will happily serve your needs.

Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre
Owls are cute, Hawks are noble. It’s the best of both worlds for guys and girls at the Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre. It’s a unique outdoor activity centre, with one of the finest collections of flown owls in the entire world, accompanied with eagles and hawks, indoor owl shows. Just when you thought you’d impressed enough, you can go on alpaca walks too!  All of this alternative Valentine’s Day fun is situated within the Porlock Vale, Exmoor National Park.
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