Exmoor Tourism

Exmoor Tourism Guide

Why holiday or weekend break in Exmoor National Park? Dramatic coastline and high moor, wooded valley and rolling hills, Exmoor National Park is an intoxicating mix of landscapes. This extraordinary place is home to impressive wildlife from its famous Exmoor ponies and red deer to peregrine falcons and seals.

It’s a great place to be outside. The South West Coast Path starts/ends on the eastern border of the National Park and runs across the highest cliffs in England. The Two Moors Way, the Coleridge Way and the Tarka Trail are other long distance paths. Walking the high moors when the heather is out in late August and early September is an unforgettable experience. Experience Watersmeet and Tarr Steps. You can also take boat trips, sea kayak, surf and swim.

For a more leisurely holiday, Exmoor is packed with family attractions. Take a trip on the West Somerset Railway, the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway and the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway. Visit the National Trust’s Dunster Castle. Spend a day at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. Enjoy a trip to Exmoor Zoo. At night, look up at the stars in this International Dark Sky Reserve.

Relax in one of Exmoor’s many top pubs. Enjoy local food and drink by the sea or in a wooded valley or on the high moor. The cream teas at Watersmeet and Tarr Farm Inn are superb. Fish and chips on Lynmouth Harbour are a treat.

With so many fine places to stay, choose a coastal room with a view or a moorland retreat, a bustling town hotel or a pretty village B&B.