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6 History and Heritage days out around Exmoor

The region of Exmoor  much of what surrounds this beautiful location is steeped in history with rich heritage so while visiting holiday cottages on Exmoorwhy not enjoy a visit to one of these 6 fantastic destinations?
Here’s 6 that we recommend you don’t miss out on:



Tarr Steps

A visit to the simply wonderful Tarr Steps is a must. The steps which are made of huge stone slabs lie in a picturesque country setting of a shady valley carved out over time by the river Barle. Tarr Steps boasts being Britain's largest clapper bridge that is thought to be part of a prehistoric trackway or medieval route.





Cleeve Abbey


Hailed as being one of Somerset's hidden jewels, the tranquil setting of Cleeve Abbey at Washford is an English Heritage property that is one of the few remaining 13th century monastic sites left today with such a complete set of cloister buildings. It really is a fantastic sight.





Knightshayes Court

Knightshayes Court  lies to the south of Dulverton and provides visitors with the opportunity to enjoy this lavish Victorian Gothic masterpiece complete with beautiful gardens and grounds encased within a splendid walled garden- perfect for a hot summers day!





Coleridge Cottage

You’ll find Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey situated on the edge of the Quantock Hills. The cottage is a delightful 17th Century cottage and is the place where the famous Samuel Coleridge lived and drew inspirtion to write some of his best works of poetry.

Arlington Court
It is well documented that the National Trust is well represented around the Exmoor region. Arlington Court, which is located to the south of Combe Martin, near Barnstaple is a cherished Victorian mansion set in a sublime and extensive parkland with stunning gardens.


Dunster Castle


Last but most definitely not least is the pride of place on Exmoor. Dunster Castle which is situated within a 5 minute drive from Duddings Country Cottages is a captivating feudal stronghold and a family home. Situated in a perched fashion as if it were watching over the land below on its hilltop allows spectacular views over the village of Dunster and out across to the mesmerising vision of the dark blue sea on the coastline.

 
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