The 10 Best Things to Do in Porlock, England
Porlock is a coastal village in Somerset, England, 5 miles (8 km) west of Minehead. It has a population of 1,440.
1. Dunkery Beacon
4.5 based on 175 reviews
Reviewed By JuneBug1939 - Weston super Mare, United KingdomWeston super Mare, United Kingdom
High point in more ways than one!
We came here to scatter my friend's ashes as this was one of her favourite spots. It was my first time at Dunkery Beacon and it took my breath away being so high up with a panoramic view to wonder upon! A really gorgeous place. It was the high spot of our
2. South West Coast Path - Bossington Landscape
5 based on 61 reviews
An easy 2.5 mile stroll along the South West Coast Path on the halfway path around Bossington Hill, giving extensive views over the dramatically flat marsh and farmland of Porlock Vale, a landscape of national importance because of the rare flora and fauna which flourish here.
Reviewed By Helen-9999 - Stockton-on-Tees, United KingdomStockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Pleasant walk with dog
Walekd the 2.5 mile round trip to Hurlestone Point and back round to Bossington. Parked in National Trust car park which has loos. Relatively easy walk and well marked paths. Good views esp on a nice day. Car park got busy later in day. We had lunch and w
3. Burrowhayes Farm Riding Stables
5 based on 67 reviews
Reviewed By Sue999_11 - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom
Wonderful trek with stunning scenery
I have not ridden for many years but the staff were very friendly and encouraging and I felt perfectly safe on my horse. I have been to a few trekking centres in the past but this was by far the best. There were plenty of opportunities to trot and canter
4. Toll Road
4 based on 41 reviews
Reviewed By Geezer261 - Newport, United KingdomNewport, United Kingdom
This road is a gentler alternative to the notorious Porlock Hill. It meanders through wooded plantations with occasional high level views across Porlock Bay. As you reach the top you are greeted by the Toll Gate where you will be relieved of £3 for the ex
5. Robber's Bridge
5 based on 14 reviews
Reviewed By Countrygal47 - Bath, United KingdomBath, United Kingdom
A great walk
I enjoyed the walk one evening with my dog while staying at the Culbone Inn. It is a gentle descent down to the bridge with lovely views. A slightly harder climb back up but well worth the effort.
6. Greencombe Gardens
4.5 based on 21 reviews
A woodland garden and organic showpiece of international renown, Greencombe stretches along a sheltered hillside below the tree-covered slopes of Exmoor and offers visitors an outstanding view over ancient fields onto Porlock Bay. The moss covered paths of Greencombe meander through an exceptional collection of ornamental plants that flourish beneath a magnificent canopy of oaks, hollies, conifers and sweet chestnuts. Camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, maples, lilies, roses, clematis, and hydrangeas all flower in turn among ferns and the garden's four National Collections: Erythronium, small mountain-lilies; Vaccinium, 'whortleberries worldwide'; Gaultheria, 'whortleberries for bears'; and Polystichum, the 'thumbs-up' fern. For 50 years, Greencombe has thrived using organic gardening methods, with a riot of birds and butterflies all around. Also of interest, the garden is home to a champion English Holly tree (ilex aquifolium), the largest and oldest in the British Isles. Like all good plantsmen's gardens, Greencombe is full of rare and wonderful plants and has much to interest and delight every visitor.
Reviewed By Esme M - Market Harborough, United KingdomMarket Harborough, United Kingdom
More than just a garden!
My mum and I visited Greencombe Gardens during a camping holiday this year and we were absolutely fascinated with the history of the place. We were greeted by a friendly lady who lead us up to a wooden gardening/wildlife building, and began explaining to
7. Porlock Hill
4.5 based on 10 reviews
Reviewed By shanes236 - Northamptonshire, United KingdomNorthamptonshire, United Kingdom
The country's finest drive.
We have regularly used this on route to various places on the North Devon coast over the years and every drive seems to be different.The hill is very challenging beginning at the beautiful village of Porlock and continuing to climb over several miles.The
8. Dovery Manor Museum
4.5 based on 34 reviews
A 15th Century Manor House which now houses a small but quaint museum which is completely run by unpaid volunteers. Exhibitions generally reflect local history. We are rent paying tenants in the building (the landlords being Porlock Parish Council). We do not have an entry fee, but invite those visiting to make a donation towards the rent, and ongoing running costs of operating the museum.
Reviewed By sabatinitennis - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom
A tidy little museum
I unexpectedly stumbled over this classy building inside which is a tidy and well-organised museum. it brings to life the history of this famous if small seaside village and on the first floor has an interesting display relating to war. There are dressed
9. Churchgate Gallery
5 based on 9 reviews
This spacious gallery with a growing reputation shows a large selection of carefully selected work. The ever changing stock includes contemporary paintings, original etchings, prints, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture and lots of other interesting pieces. Regular exhibitions are held.
Reviewed By 447Sammy - Coventry, United KingdomCoventry, United Kingdom
This is a really good gallery. Concentrates on local artists who have painted the surrounding beautiful scenery but there are lots of other paintings as well as pottery, jewellery and sculptures. They change their pictures on a regular basis so you will a
10. Exmoor Adventures
5 based on 118 reviews
Exmoor Adventures provide a range of Outdoor Activities on Exmoor and the Quantock Hills. We cater for school, scout, stag, hen, family and corporate groups. Activities include mountain biking, kayaking, coasteering, canoeing, orienteering, rock climbing, tree climbing, stand-up paddle boarding, archery and more!
Reviewed By mw196905 - Manchester, United KingdomManchester, United Kingdom
We booked last minute a tree climbing experience and mountain biking . It was the highlight of our teenagers holiday this week .They loved it they found it exhilarating and fun so many thanks to Ben their instructor who was very professional and very skilled . Would definitely recommend and looking forward to book him again next time We are in the area