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Exmoor Bed and Breakfast accommodation at amazing prices

  • Compare and choose from our collection of B&Bs and boutique hotels in the tranquil surroundings of Exmoor.
  • Options range from independent hotels in Exmoor to family-run guest houses.
  • In all cases, you will have a comfy bed, breakfast will be prepared for you, and you will be given help and advice on travel and local visitor attractions.
  • This is an affordable and often more characterful alternative to staying in a larger hotel, and will give you the opportunity to explore the rural beauty Exmoor has to offer.

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Exmoor Visitor information

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An Introduction to Exmoor

Exmoor is a National Park situated on the Bristol Channel coast of south west England. The park straddles two counties, with two thirds of the park located in Somerset and the other third located in Devon. Before it was a park, Exmoor was a Royal Forest and hunting ground, which was sold off in 1818. Exmoor was one of the first British National Parks, and is named after the main river that flows out of the district, the River Exe.

Things to do in Exmoor

The national park is perfect for hiking, horseriding and cycling with over 1000km of bridleways and trails. You can also rock climb, canoe and fish. Watersmeet, an Edwardian House is also near Lyn Valley which is filled with beautiful waterfalls.

Getting to Exmoor

By Air

Exeter International Airport is the closest airport to Exmoor and is roughly an hour and a half drive.

By Car

Exmoor is situated in Devon, five hours away from London, off the M5. The roads are narrow and rarely straight in the park.

By Train

Rail services call at Taunton and Tiverton Parkway which are ideally placed to link with other transport services to Exmoor including numerous bus routes, and a bus connection to the West Somerset Railway line from Taunton. The Tarka Line runs from Exeter to Barnstaple, which is also linked by buses to Exmoor.

By Coach and Bus

National Express runs services to Taunton, Minehead, Barnstable and Tiverton but not into the National Park. In the summer buses travel to Exmoor from Barnstaple, Bridgwater, Exeter, Taunton and Tiverton. The coast service 300 links llfracombe, Lynmouth and Porlock with Minehead, Dunster and Dulverton. 

History 

Exmoor History

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There is evidence of occupation of the area by people from Mesolithic times onward. In the Neolithic period, people started to manage animals and grow crops on farms cleared from the woodland. It is also likely that extraction and smelting of mineral ores to make metal tools, weapons, containers and ornaments started in the late Neolithic, and continued into the bronze and Iron Ages. However there is little evidence of Roman occupation apart from two small forts on the coast.

Holwell Castle, at Parracombe, was a Norman motte and bailey castle built to guard the junction of the east–west and north–south trade routes. During the Middle Ages, sheep farming for the wool trade came to dominate the economy. The land started to be enclosed and from the 17th century onwards larger estates developed, leading to areas of large regular shaped fields. During this period a royal forest and hunting ground was established, administered by a warden, so that King Charles I could benefit from the fines and rents.

In the mid-19th century a mine was developed alongside the River Barle. It was a copper mine from 1845–54 and then an iron mine until 1857, although the first mining activity on the site may be from 1552.

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