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Food & Drink
- Combe House Hotel and Restaurant, Honiton - 14 Miles away
Combe House Hotel and Restaurant, Honiton - 14 Miles away
Here you will find exceptional food in a wonderful country setting, carefully chosen wines,
roaring log fires and generous hospitality. Listed as one of the most romantic hotels in
Britain and voted 'Best Restaurant in Devon' in 2006.
- The Willow Tree , Taunton - 14.8 Miles away
A charming 17th century Grade II listed building, with cosy inglenook fireplaces and a
delightful waterside terrace, is a delightful setting for a menu of classic English and
French dishes, prepared by a highly skilled and imgaginative chef.
- Sanctuary Wine Bar and Restaurant, Taunton - 15.1 Miles away
Fresh fish and where possible organic ingredients feature on the menu, which you can enjoy
with a wide selection of fine wines from around the world to perfectly complement your meal.
- The Belfry Country Hotel, Honiton - 15.7 Miles away
The menu includes freshly prepared dishes using either locally sourced produce, best of British
or fair-trade, when available. They make everything, where possible from scratch to ensure
the very best quality of ingredients make it into as many dishes as possible.
- The Exmoor White Horse Inn and Country Hotel , Exmoor - 16.9 Miles away
Spend time savouring the flavours of the West Country at this warm and inviting restaurant.
Linger over their five course menu rich in pheasant, partridge and venison from the moor,
locally caught trout, salmon and lobster and organic produce from surrounding farms.
- La Petite Maison, Exeter - 17.3 Miles away
Award winning restaurant in the charming village of Topsham featuring the best of regional
food cooked by the region's top chefs, who prepare everything on the premises. Seasonal
produce at its best featuring Somerset Pork, Exmoor Lamb and locally caught fish.
- The Mount, Taunton - 17.4 Miles away
Set in glorious grounds, and noted for its elegance and warmth, The Mount offers two first
class restaurants with menus featuring locally farmed meat, Somerset cheeses and Brixham
lobster and crab. And their special home baked breads are renowned locally.
- The Salty Monk, Sidmouth - 18 Miles away
The Salty Monk has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes, with a menu consisting of dishes packed with
fresh local produce from local suppliers. They make their own bread, ice cream and pasta
daily to ensure the very best quality and freshness.
- French's Bistro, Chumleigh - 19.5 Miles away
French bistro cooking using the best of local produce, much of it free range and organic,
with meats from Devon, and fish from local lakes and coasts. Even the butter and milk are
locally sourced to ensure the best quality.
History & Heritage
- Knighsthayes Court, Tiverton - 2.6 Miles away
Enjoy a glimpse into grand Victorian country house life at Knightshayes: rich interiors,
lavishly decorated - the smoking and billiard rooms, elegant boudoir and drawing room
are particularly enjoyable. And the grounds are lovely too.
- Killerton, Exeter - 9.8 Miles away
A family home famed for costumes and comfortable living, this elegant 18th century house
boasts wonderful views and period rooms displaying over 9,000 outfits of the 'Paulise de
Bush' costume collection. There are some lovely walks in the park and a great
- Dunster Working Water Mill, Minehead - 17.3 Miles away
See how flour is produced as the wheat grain is fed down to the grinding stones before
being bagged up for local shops. Built in 1680, Dunston is the West Country's finest
working water mill and sits in magnificent surroundings alongside the River Avill
overlooking Exmoor National Park.
- Dunster Castle, Minehead - 18.5 Miles away
Many turrets and towers lend this ancient castle an air of romance, and its dramatic
hilltop location affords magnificent views over Exmoor and the Bristol Channel. It boasts
fine interiors and its subtropical gardens are home to the National Collection of
- Powderham Castle, Exeter - 20 Miles away
Set amid an ancient deer park, this magnificent medieval castle has been a family home
to the Earls of Devon for over 600 years. Tour guides will entertain you with fascinating
stories of the castle as you explore its impressive rooms.
Sports & Activities
- Scuba Scene , Taunton - 14.8 Miles away
Choose your location for a diving lesson, in a pool, the ocean, a lake or quarry and,
with all equipment provided, you'll be in the safe hands of trained instructors. Scuba
Scene is able to offer a full range of PADI courses, see website for details.
- Drakes Farm Riding School, Ilminster - 21.5 Miles away
Whether you are 4 or 74, everyone can enjoy riding lessons. Tuition is provided by a
team of skilled instructors in private or group sessions, so lessons can be tailored
to individual requirements and all abilities.
- Axe Cliff Golf Club, Seaton - 22.3 Miles away
Founded in 1884, Axe Cliff Golf Club is not only one of the oldest courses in Devon
but was designed by legendary golf course architect and five times open winner in the
early 1900s, Scotland's James Braid.
- Sedgemoor Splash, Bridgwater - 22.5 Miles away
Sedgemoor Splash is a family fun pool with classes and sessions for everyone. There's
a parent and baby session, a ladies session for lane swimming and an aqua aerobics class
for those who want to keep fit in the water.
- Activate Uk; Paintballing, Dawlish - 24.3 Miles away
Equipped with hi-tech semi automatic paintball markers, which fire biodegradable
paintballs accurate to a range of 100 feet, you'll find yourself running through dense
woodland, across open spaces and sneaking along trenches. An energetic and fun day out.
Great Days Out
- Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park, Exeter - 15.5 Miles away
Enjoy a wild day out with lots to keep everyone entertained. Play in the adventure zone,
the UK's greatest indoor playground, or brave the Battle of the Bears. Thrill to massive
rides, or take a more peaceful train tour through the Realm of Nature.
- Tropiquaria Animal and Adventure Park, Watchet - 16.1 Miles away
At Tropicquaria you can get up close and personal with the animals and even hold snakes
and spiders in the tropical hall. Visit the puppet show, aquarium or even play in the
indoor play castle and full size pirate ships.
- The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth - 19 Miles away
As well as working on worldwide projects of national and international importance, the
Donkey Sanctuary has many resident donkeys for you to meet. Spend time with these
delightful animals - they love all the fuss and attention!
- Quince Honey Farm, South Molton - 19.1 Miles away
Britain's largest honey farm has a visitors' centre renowned worldwide for its unique
living honeybee displays. Watch the bees in complete safety, without disturbing their
natural behaviour, and view the honey processing plant, with its honey extracting,
bottling, and candle making rooms.
- West Somerset Railway, Minehead - 19.2 Miles away
Experience the thrill of being in control of a steam locomotive when you take a day
course in train driving, or simply sit back and relax as you travel along one of
Britain's best and longest heritage railways.
- Pecorama, Beer - 21.4 Miles away
Home to the award winning Beer Heights Light Railway and PECO Model Railway Exhibition,
Pecorama also has five steam miniature locomotives pulling passenger carrying trains
on a mile long route over bridges, through steep sided cuttings and even a long dark
- World of Country Life, Exmouth - 21.8 Miles away
From animals to feed, to steam engines and vintage cars and bikes, there's lots to see
and do on a trip to the World of Country Life. There's also a Victorian Street and an
exhibition of agricultural machinery from yesteryear.
- Canonteign Falls, Exeter - 23.3 Miles away
Home to England's highest waterfall, descending 220 ft, Canonteign Falls is a breathtaking
tourist attraction as well as a great family day out. There's a children's assault course,
forest garden and nature trail, the giant spider and the trampolines and play area.
- Miniature Pony and animal park, Moretonhampstead - 26.1 Miles away
In 20 acres of beautiful Dartmoor parkland you will meet lots of friendly animals
including pigs, goats, lambs, calves and birds. Enjoy scenic walks along nature trails,
take time to relax by the tranquil lakes or have a picnic.
- Exmoor Zoological Park, Barnstaple - 26.5 Miles away
As well as providing 'natural' living spaces for many smaller creatures no longer seen
in city zoos, the zoo is now home to larger animals such as cheetah, blackbuck, maned
wolves, sitatunga and of course the 'Exmoor beast'!
Gardens & Countryside
- Cothay Manor and Gardens, Wellington - 6.4 Miles away
Surrounding a medieval manor, virtually unchanged in 500 years, are 12 acres of magical
gardens. There are many garden rooms, each garden in itself linked by a 200 yard yew walk. In addition there is a bog garden with azaleas and drifts of primuli, fine trees and a river walk.
- Exmoor National Park, Exmoor - 12.8 Miles away
Nestling on the West Somerset/North Devon Border Exmoor's gloriously diverse landscape
encompasses deep valleys, ancient oak woodland, England's highest sea cliffs, sparkling
rivers and waterfalls and its protected habitats are rich in wildlfe.
- Hestercombe House, Taunton - 16.8 Miles away
Hestercombe's 50 acres of Grade I listed gardens cover three centuries of garden history,
including 20th century formal gardens and a Georgian pleasure ground. Completed in 1906,
the formal gardens were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and planted by Gertrude Jekyll.
- Burrow Farm Gardens, Axminster - 18 Miles away
Created from farmland, and still being developed, this 6 acre garden is recommended by
the 'Good Garden Guide'. Moisture loving plants and wild flowers adorn the woodland
garden which is located in a Roman clay pit with ponds. Plants are for sale in the
- Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Budleigh Salterton - 19.6 Miles away
These magnificent gardens are set in East Devon's picturesque Otter Valley, between the
historic city of Exeter and the coast. The gardens superbly combine peace and
tranquillity with great visitor facilities and are open throughout the year.
- Dunster Beach, Minehead - 18 Miles away
Within walking distance of the medieval village of Dunster, the beach is lies in the
sheltered Blue Anchor Bay at the foot of Exmoor. It's sand and pebble with safe bathing
and excellent fishing from the shore.
- Porlock Weir Beach, Minehead - 18.4 Miles away
Popular for swimming, fishing, surfing and sailing, the four mile long pebble beach of
shingle ridge is of considerable archaeological and geographical significance. There is
a fabulous marshland behind the beach which is home to numerous birds.
- Minehead Beach, Minehead - 19.2 Miles away
The beach doesn't get any surf but can be good for windsurfing and kitesurfing. It's a
mixture of sand and shingle and looks out across the Bristol Channel to Wales. If you
want to sail, the best place to launch from is the Lifeboat Station.
- Blue Anchor Beach, Minehead - 19.2 Miles away
The fossil bearing Jurassic limestone on this beach contains an abundance of pink
crystals which are striking in appearance. Access to the beach is good but the rocky
terrain makes walking difficult.
- Bucks Mills Beach, Clovelly - 25.1 Miles away
Bucks Mills is a rocky secluded cove at the bottom end of the picturesque village. It is
quite popular for fishing but limited access means it is quiet most of the time.
- Charmouth West Beach, Lyme Regis - 25.4 Miles away
Charmouth West, otherwise known as the Jurassic Coast, is a scenic beach that stretches
for two miles with intervening rock pools between Black Venn and Golden Capp. It's a sand
and shingle beach, famous for its fossils.
- Teignmouth Beach, Teignmouth - 26.8 Miles away
Dolphins are often spotted from this long sand and shingle beach, which stretches from
the mouth of the River Teign towards Dawlish and is dominated by the grand Victorian pier.
The sand bars here can change shape overnight.
- Lynmouth Bay, Lynmouth - 27.3 Miles away
Lynmouth Bay is just up from Lynton and under the right conditions is one of the best
left hand surf spots in the UK. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, and a place of
historical interest, the beach is small pebble and shingle, and has a tidal swimming pool.
Cycling & Walking
- Grand Western Canal, Tiverton - 3.2 Miles away
Ideal for families with children, this is route is flat, easy and mainly off road.
There are open views of superb landscape along the way, varying between the sheltered
woodland and sweeping vistas of the Blackdown Hills.
- Honiton's Circular Route, Honiton - 13.6 Miles away
This circular 11 mile route straddles the border between Devon and Somerset, through the
relatively unspoilt and forgotten landscape of the Blackdown Hills. Lots of wildlife and
places of historical interest to see on the way.
- Taunton circular cycle route, Taunton - 14.8 Miles away
Enjoy Somerset countryside at your own pace on a 33 mile circular route via Milverton,
Whiteball and Pitminster. It starts and ends in Taunton and stays mainly on quiet roads;
there are some difficult hilly stretches along the return half.
- Exmoor cycle route, Porlock - 20.6 Miles away
This permanent route will start from the new TIC in Minehead to utilise bike hire and
transport links to Porlock. This route is approximately 60 miles long, passing Pompey's
Cycles in Minehead and the Exmoor National Park, taking in the beautiful scenery and
- Exe Valley Ride, Exeter - 20.6 Miles away
The route follows the western bank of the River Exe from Exwick, linking to the City
Centre by way of the new purpose-built Miller's Crossing bridge.
- Escot Park Beavers, Fairmile - 12.8 Miles away
Spend an evening watching wild caught Bavarian beavers in their two acre enclosure
encircling ponds, woodland and a section of stream within Escot Park. The beavers have
built the first dam in the South West in 800 years.
- Aylsbeare Common RSPB, Aylesbeare - 14.3 Miles away
Firm paths over quiet Devon heathland give a chance of seeing Dartford warblers and
stonechats. Woodland fringes, streams and ponds abound with butterflies, dragonflies
- Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve, Taunton - 15.1 Miles away
You should be able to spot Wood Whites, Brown Hairstreaks, Small Pearl-bordered
Fritillary and Silver-washed Fritillary at Mount Fancy Farm Butterfly Reserve.
It's a site of varied habitats set on the Blackdown Ridge with magnificent views
over south Somerset.
- Chapel Wood RSPB, Exeter - 15.2 Miles away
Chapel Wood is a broadleaved woodland, sited on a steep hillside, crowned by an
Iron-Age hill fort and with a stream running down either side. As well as an impressive
variety of birds, you might spot red deer, badgers and brown hares.
- The old sludge beds, Dawlish - 16.7 Miles away
The actively managed reed beds here are home to a large number of wetland birds. The
reserve has become a major stop-off point and feeding area for migrating birds, with
many breeding species including Cettis and warblers.
- Thurlbear Quarrylands Butterfly Reserve, Thurlbear - 17.3 Miles away
The 20 acre site is a mosaic of wildflower grassland and scrub with areas of uneven
disturbed ground from old mineral workings. As well as the many species of butterfly
here, there are a large number of birds, rabbits and moths.
- Dunsford Woods Nature Reserve, Dunster - 17.3 Miles away
The varied habitats at Dunsford support a wide range of plants and wildlife. In the
Spring it's filled with wild daffodil, and butterflies, otters, mink, woodpeckers,
deer and dormice can all be seen.
Towns & Villages
- Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum, Uffculme - 4.4 Miles away
A rare example of surviving Georgian architecture, industry and enterprise, set in
the tranquil village of Uffculme, Coldharbour Mill was built in 1799 to spin woollen
and later worstead yarns.
- Allhallows Museum of Lace, Honiton - 13.6 Miles away
Dating from around 1327, the building housing the museum is the oldest in Honiton.
As well as the 100,000 year old bones of the Honiton Hippos, the area's earliest known
inhabitants, the museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections of lace in the
- Northcott Theatre, Exeter - 14.4 Miles away
Productions at the Northcott Theatre vary from comedies to tragedies, new writing to
classics. The theatre describes itself as a creative platform where people can meet to
- The Bakelite Museum, Williton - 16.2 Miles away
A museum for bakelite - the world's first and most successful synthetic plastic, the
material with a thousand uses. Toasters, radios, egg cups, televisions, telephones,
gramophones, hairdryers and electric heaters are all on display.
- Dunster Dolls Museum, Dunster - 17.5 Miles away
The museum displays 900 dolls from all over the world based on the unique collection
of the late Mollie Hardwick. Dolls furniture and crockery are also exhibited.