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About Porlock Weir
The fickle seas of the Middle Ages caused neighbouring Porlock's harbour to dry up giving Porlock Weir the opportunity to open up as a small port. These day's Porlock Weir is very much a tourist destination and a Mecca for those interested in wildlife. The marshland beyond the beach is full of interest and a popular spot for bird watching, whilst the shingle bar is thousands of years old and of great scientific value.
In close proximity to Exmoor plus the enjoyment of being on the beautiful South West Coastal Path there are many pleasant spots to explore both along the coast and the moors. Lovely walks take you past ancient churches to villages made up almost entirely of delightful thatched cottages. Vivid wild flowers provide a splash of colour on coast paths from which there are splendid sea views.
Porlock Weir has an abundance of attractive buildings looking out across the wide sweep of Porlock Bay towards rugged Hurlestone Point.
Places to visit include: Culbone Church, Gore Point, Dunster Castle, Selworthy Beacon and Minehead.
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The Cafe at Porlock Weir With Rooms
Porlock, Somerset, England (0.0 miles, 0.1 km)
In the foothills of Porlock Weir, this manor house has stunning views of the Bristol Channel where Exmoor meets the sea. There is an all-day food menu with a range of fantastic dishes and homemade cak...
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Millers at The Anchor
Porlock, Somerset, England (0.4 miles, 0.6 km)
Within Exmoor National Park, The Anchor is a historic inn with a creative restaurant and cinema room. The unique hotel is decorated with Millers antiques, and offers wonderful views across Porlock Wei...
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Cross Lane House
Minehead, Somerset, England (2.8 miles, 4.5 km, direction E)
The Cross Lane House is set in a building dating back to 1545 which has certain elements from the 12th century. It is located in the village of Allerford in the wonderfully picturesque Exmore National...
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The Crown Hotel
Exford, Somerset, England (6.1 miles, 9.8 km, direction S)
At the heart of Exmoor National Park, The Crown Hotel is a family-run 17th century coaching inn with an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, free Wi-Fi and exceptional food....
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Exmoor White Horse Inn
Exford, Somerset, England (6.1 miles, 9.9 km, direction S)
Set within the stunning scenery of Exmoor National Park on the banks of the River Exe, this 16th-century inn offers warmly furnished rooms and freshly prepared, locally sourced meals in its restaurant...
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Nearby travel help
|Cardiff International Airport||(17.2 miles, 27.7 km, direction NE)|
|Barry Station||(19.3 miles, 31.1 km, direction NE)|
|Barry Island Station||(19.6 miles, 31.5 km, direction NE)|
|M4 Junction 37||(20.6 miles, 33.1 km, direction N)|
|M4 Junction 35||(20.9 miles, 33.6 km, direction N)|
|Exeter Airport||(34.8 miles, 56.0 km, direction S)|
|Porlock Weir to London||(152.9 miles, 246.0 km, direction E)||