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Alston Holiday Attractions Somerset
Alstone Wildlife Park, Alstone Road, Highbridge. Meet Thadore the Camel, handfeed the red deer. Meet loads of rriendly animals. This is a non profit making animal park all proceeds help towards the welfare and upkeep of the animals. Contact 01278782405  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Barrington Holiday Attractions Somerset
Barrington Court Garden & Court House
Barrington, Tel: 01460241938  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Bath  Holiday Attractions Somerset
Bath and West Showground Shows through out the year. Bike Shows, Royal Bath and West , Bristol Flower Show, National Amateur Gardening Show, The Dairy Show. Contact 01749 822200  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Bridgwater Holiday Attractions Somerset
Hinkley Point Power Station Bridgwater, Somerset, Tel: 01278654334  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Bristol Holiday Attractions Somerset
Bristol Zoo Gardens. Over 300 species of wildlife in beautiful gardens. 0117 973 8951  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Burnham-on-Sea Holiday Attractions Somerset
Animal Farm Adventure Park, Red Road, Berrow, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. Play all day at Somerset's all weather animal, adventure Park. The regions biggest indoor slides. Cuddle pets, nature trail, trampoline, friendly animals. 01278 751628  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Chard Holiday Attractions Somerset
Cricket St.Thomas wild life park with over 600 animals a fun family day out. contact 01460 3011   When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
Hornsbury Mill, Eleighwater, Chard
Somerset  Tel: 0146063317  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Dulverton
Dulverton Guildhall, Heritage and Arts Centre Open Easter to end Oct 10am ~3pm.. Display on Dulverton, Granny Baker s cottage Exmoor Photographic Archive Red Deer Art& crafts in gallery & gift shop Admission free donations gratefully received
Exmoor Holiday Attractions Somerset
Exmoor Falconry and Animal Farm. Near Alerford 01643 862816 W
Events and walks provided by Exmoor National Park Authority Easy Going Stroll - very gentle pace for up to about two hours. Accessible locations for everyone, including less mobile people, and generally suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. If you have a special need or are unsure about the suitability of a walk please contact the National Park Centre at Dulverton on 01398 323841.
Exmoor Adventures, Mark Stoddart
Combe Sydenham Country Park
Monksilver, Somerset. TA4 4JG 01984 624794
Exmoor Coastal Cruises View Exmoor’s coast aboard the famous pleasure steamers Waverley & Balmoral. Commentary on board by Exmoor National Park Authority Rangers on many cruises. Timetable available from National Park Centres or 0141 221 8152.
Lyn and Exmoor Museum
St Vincent’s Cottage, Market Street, Lynton. Open daily (except Sat) Easter to end October. Check with TIC for opening times 01598 752225. Housed in an old cottage with collections & exhibits pertaining to Exmoor life. Maritime, railway, lifeboat & flood.
Exmoor Coastal Cruises View Exmoor’s coast aboard the famous pleasure steamers Waverley & Balmoral. Commentary on board by Exmoor National Park Authority Rangers on many cruises. Timetable available from National Park Centres or 0141 221 8152
Tarr Steps Spanning the River Bane, deep in the heart of Exmoor, you will find the ancient and mystical Tarr Steps. Considered to be medieval by some and prehistoric by others, these massive slabs of gritstone - some weighing over five tons have provided a safe crossing for centuries. Standing above the river is Tarr Farm Inn. Here you will find outstanding food, wine and service in fabulous surroundings. Trys one of the areas famous Cream Teas, a hearty lunch or a light snack overlooking the Steps and river Bane.
Glastonbury Holiday Holiday Attractions Somerset
Glastonbury Abbey The earliest Christian Sanctuary in Britain. 01458 832267  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
Peat Moors Centre Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury. 01458 860697  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
Somerset rural life museum A friendly museum with very few objects behind glass. 01458 831197  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
The Museum of Pagan Heritage is dedicated to the pagan cultural and spiritual heritage of the UK and other countries.  Two Glastonbury galleries focusing on the myths, legends and magic of Avalon and a gallery on traditional paganism. The museum also features an Egyptian gallery including a reconstruction of an Egyptian tomb, a mystical landscape.  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Highbridge Holiday Attractions Somerset
Alstone Wildlife Park small non-commercial attraction with friendly animals. 01278 782405  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
Coombes Cider & Apple Blossom Tea Rooms, Japonica Farm, The Causeway Mark, Highbridge, Somerset Tel: 01278641265  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
Secret World, New Road Farm East Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset Tel: 01278783250  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Ilminster Holiday Attractions Somerset
Perry Bros, Orchardland, Dowlish Wake Somerset , Tel: 0146052681  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Langport Holiday Attractions Somerset
English Heritage, Muchelney, Langport
Somerset .Tel: 01458250664  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
Priest's House, Muchelney, Langport
Somerset , TA10 9DQ Tel: 01458250672  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
Muchelney Pottery, Muchelney, Langport
Somerset, Tel: 01458250324  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
Langport
English Heritage, Muchelney, Langport
Somerset .Tel: 01458250664

Stembridge Tower Mill, High Ham, Langport, Somerset, Tel: 01458250818
Stembridge Tower Mill, High Ham, Langport, Somerset, Tel: 01458250818  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Minehead Holiday Attractions Somerset
Somerset Farmers Market Minehead town centre every Friday, 8.3Oam - 2pmThe Quaker Meeting House, Bancks Street, Minehead. 01643 705291.West. Tel: Mrs Heard, 01984 629237.
West Somerset Railway
Steam & Vintage Diesel trains from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard daily throughout the year. For timetable & details contact 01643 704996.
Butlins . Leisure & entertainment resort with activities and attractions. Minehead 01643 708171
Aquasplash leisure Centre Swimming pool, waves and slide. Gym, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi. 01643 708000  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
Allerford Rural Life Museum Between Minehead & Porlock. Open April -end Oct, 10.30 - 4pm Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri. 1.30 - 4.30pm. Thousands of items related to everyday rural life and crafts. West Somerset Photographic Archive. Victorian school where children may dress up and write on slates. Schools & other parties by prior arrangement. 01643 862529.
Exmoor Falconry and Animal Farm. Near Alerford 01643 862816  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Monksilver Holiday Attractions Somerset
Exmoor Adventures, Mark Stoddart
Combe Sydenham Country Park
Monksilver, Somerset. TA4 4JG 01984 624794
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Porlock
Allerford Rural Life Museum Between Minehead & Porlock. Open April -end Oct, 10.30 - 4pm Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri. 1.30 - 4.30pm. Thousands of items related to everyday rural life and crafts. West Somerset Photographic Archive. Victorian school where children may dress up and write on slates. Schools & other parties by prior arrangement. 01643 862529.
 Doverhay Manor Museum, Porlock
Open Easter then 1 May to end Sept., Monday to Friday 1 Oam-1 pm, 2pm-5pm and Saturday mornings. Implements and craft of bygone days on Exrnoor. Admission free. Tel: 01643 862645.
Greencombe Gardens
off road from Porlock to Porlock Weir. Open from 3 April to 31 July 2pm - 6pm, every day except Thur & Fri, no dogs. Admission £6. Tel: 01643862363.
Exmoor Natural History Society Centre, Porlock Weir adjoining car park
Open every Weds and Thurs from 11 May to 8 Sept, and every Saturday in August. Displays, bookstall and information on all aspects of Exmoor’s wildlife, free admission, children welcome. Tel: 01643 863124.
South Molton
South Molton has the Quince Honey Farm, west of the town centre. Through glass screens visitors can observe the world of the honey bee.
The Town Hall where the museum is housed on the ground floor. This holds an excellent collection of pewter and a comprehensive history of mining on Exmoor. The museum is open Mid-March to November except for Sundays and Mondays. Entry is free.
Visit the village of Chittlehampton to see the parish church. Nearby is St Urith’s Well, dedicated to the Saxon Lady Urith, who was slain by local heathens. The well is said to have sprung from the ground where she fell. She later was named St Hierithra.
South Molton also has a covered pannier market and an elegant Old Market House with a fine view of the Square. The town has become well known as a centre for antiques and also for its annual sheep market, which takes place in August and dates back to 1357.
A little further afield is the Cobbaton Combat Museum, open from April to October, seven days a week and by appointment out of season. It is situated between Chittlehampton and Umberleigh. The museum has many interesting tanks and weapons and vehicles dating from the Second World War.
Taunton Holiday Attractions Somerset
Sheppy's Cider Farm Centre 
Wander through the orchards and share the art of cider making in the museum. Cider tasting is available in the shop. Open Monday to Saturday all year; Sundays Easter to October. 01823 320201  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre Meare Green Court, Stoke Street, Gregory, Taunton, Somerset 
Tel: 01823490249  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
Odeon Taunton
 
English Basket Centre, Curload, Stoke St. Gregory, Taunton. Tel: 01823698418  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Watchet Holiday Attractions Somerset
Watchet Market House Museum Market St near harbour slipway. Open daily Easter - 31 Oct 1 0.3Oam - 4.3Opm. Exhibition of history of Watchet seaport, inc. fossils, Saxon mint, harbour, railways, mining, Victoriana, painting, photographs, model & video. New display about West Somerset Mineral Line Tel Secretary 01984631660. Admission free, donations gratefully received.
Cleeve Abbey, Washford, Watchet
Somerset, Tel: 01984640377  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
English Heritage, Washford, Watchet
Somerset, Tel: 0198440377  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
Staplecombe Vineyard, Burlands Farm
Staplegrove, Taunton, Somerset 
Tel: 01823451217  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
Tropiquaria Wildlife Park, Washford Cross, Watchet
Somerset. Tel: 01984640688  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Wells Holiday Attractions Somerset
Wells and Mendip Museum
The geology of Somerset.
The Bishops Palace Mediaeval moated palace, home of Bishop of Bath and Wells. 01749 678691  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
Wells Film Centre
Wells and Mendip Museum Geology in Somerset
Wookey Hole Caves and cave museum. Phone 01749 672243  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Whitchurch Holiday Attractions Somerset
Horse World . Staunton Manor Farm, Whitchurch, Nr.Bristol. 01275 540173   When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 
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Yeovil Holiday Attractions Somerset
Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset. 300 historic cars, over 50 motor cycles and military vehicles plus memorabilia. 01963 440804  When you visit please mention westcountrylinks. 


Somerset

Exmoor National Park
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West Somerset Railway
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Exmoor National Park  National Parks are designated under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act of 1949. The purposes of a National Park is to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of an area and to promote opportunities for the public to understand and enjoy its special qualities.

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Muchelney Abbey The remains of a medieval Benedictine abbey alongside a complete Tudor house.


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West Somerset Railway Twenty miles of track wends its way through the Somerset scenery from Bishops Lydeard, northwards below the Quantock Hills to the coast at Watchet and Blue Anchor, arriving at the end of the line at the seaside holiday town of Minehead. Stop off along the way to explore one of the restored stations, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

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Forde Abbey and Gardens A former Cistercian monastery dating back to the 1100s.

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East Lambrook Manor Gardens home of the English cottage garden.

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Ferne Animal Sanctuary  visit the animals from donkeys to chipmunks. Dogs on leads are welcome.

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Barrington Court
A Tudor manor house with beautiful gardens divided into ‘rooms’. The kitchen garden supplies the restaurant with lovely homegrown produce. Autumn is the best time to visit the arboretum when it is resplendent with rich golden hues.
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Bridgwater Arts Centre
Theatre, dance, music, comedy and films.

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Cineworld Cinemas

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Cleeve Abbey A Cistercian abbey with fabulous cloisters and a unique painted chamber.

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Coleridge Cottage Mementoes from the poet's life are on display.

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Cothay Manor and Gardens This 15th Century medieval manor sits in 12 acres of magical gardens.

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Court Farm Country Park Lots of animals to feed and pet, a maze and tractor and pony rides.
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Cricket St Thomas Gardens and Lakes Formerly home to the Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park, the Grade II listed gardens and lakes on this Somerset estate re-opened to the public in spring 2010 after major refurbishments. Take a stroll around the grounds and enjoy the peaceful lakes and woodland walks, followed by afternoon tea in Hamilton's tea rooms.

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Culbone Church  England's smallest church. This tiny church is reached by a mile-long woodland walk along the South West Coast Path from Porlock Weir.

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Dunster Castle overlooking Exmoor, Dunster Castle has real romance with its turrets and towers. Marvel at the fine interiors and explore the subtropical gardens at this fortress with over 1,000 years of history to discover

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Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre Daily displays of falconry, ‘hawk walks’ and ‘owl hour’, plus you can take the resident llamas for a walk through the woods…

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Film Centre Bridgwater

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Fleet Air Arm Museum
An excellent museum with many exhibitions charting the history of aviation.

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Fyne Court
Take a walk in the pleasure grounds of pioneering 19th Century electrician Andrew Crosse, which are now a nature reserve. Or plan your outings in the lovely Quantocks countryside at the visitor centre here.

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Granny Gothards Ice Cream  Contact them to arrange a tour of HQ.

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Greencombe Gardens Camellias, rhododendrons, roses, lilies and ferns surrounded by mature trees and views over Porlock and out to sea.

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Haynes International Motor Museum Classics and modern day super cars - over 340 to drool over.

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Hestercombe Gardens Forty acres of temples, woodland and terraces. The garden features Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian influences.

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Little Theatre The Wells Operatic Society plus good old pantos at Christmas.

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Lower Severalls Gardens and Nursery Enchanting garden and nursery in the rolling south Somerset hills. Open four days a week, Mar- Sept.

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Montacute House
An Elizabethan house that featured in the 1995 film ‘Sense and Sensibility’.

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Somerset Rural Life Museum
‘Living’ exhibitions of Victorian life in the Somerset countryside. Bee-keeping and cider making demonstrations are regularly held.

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The Art Room Gallery
An international collection of art for the serious buyer.
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The Bishop's Palace and Gardens
A fantastic 13th Century building with 14 acres of exquisite, tranquil gardens.
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The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre community theatre and music

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The Helicopter Museum with over 80 examples to look at.

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The Lynda Cotton Gallery
Contemporary art, sculpture  and paintings.
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The Playhouse Comedy and musicals.

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The Sadler Gallery 18th Century right up to contemporary pieces.
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The Warehouse Theatre  Ilminster Entertainment Society

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The Wellesley Cinema
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Tropiquaria

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Wells Film Centre

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