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a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

About Blue Anchor

Blue Anchor in Somerset is a village dominated by the bay in which it is named after, and by the Hoburn Holiday Park, a quiet well kept park for holiday makers that sits just across the road from the bay, with views across it for some of the caravans parked there.

The village contains a pub called The Smugglers Inn and a small cafe which overlooks parts of the bay and Bristol Channel, indeed when the weather is reasonably clear you can see right across the channel and into Wales.

Blue Anchor also has a railway station which forms part of the West Somerset Railway, which offers wonderful Steam Train rides around the surrounding countryside and villages, including into the historic port of Minehead which is just a few minutes ride from Blue Anchor. The station also hosts the museum of the West Somerset Steam Railway.

Nearby attractions include the beautiful Quantock Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Cleeve Abbey, and the wonderful town of Minehead.

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Minehead (148 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Somerset

(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction NW of Blue Anchor)

Minehead is a quintessential English seaside resort on the beautiful Somerset coast whose mild climate has been a magnet for visitors since Victorian times. At the end of Quay.....


Selworthy Green (30 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(6.9 miles, 11.0 km, direction W of Blue Anchor)

Selworthy Green is the start of a picturesque walk through steep woodlands to the gorse-gold and heather clad summit of Selworthy Beacon from which there are magnificent views over the undulating countryside...


Holford (4 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(8.5 miles, 13.7 km, direction E of Blue Anchor)

Holford lies in a peaceful wooded valley at the foot of the lovely Quantock Hills crowning the landscape where the county of Somerset sweeps towards the coast...

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Porlock (52 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Somerset

(8.8 miles, 14.2 km, direction W of Blue Anchor)

Once, long before the 11th-century when the sea receded the village of Porlock was a Port....

A packhorse bridge in the village of Winsford on Exmoor National Park, Somerset.

Winsford (3 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(9.1 miles, 14.7 km, direction SW of Blue Anchor)

One of the prettiest and most unspoilt of villages, steeped in history and mentioned in the Domesday book..

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Dunster - Village & Castle (1) - June 2003

Dunster Castle & Garden (46 Pictures)

(2.1 miles, 3.3 km, direction W)

The high walls of Dunster Castle look down over the quaint village of Dunster from its imperious setting atop of a classically.....

Quantock Hills

Quantock Hills (216 Pictures)

(6.5 miles, 10.5 km, direction E)

This beautiful range of hills is a part of England where stags and deer can still be seen roaming freely. In many ways the.....

Halsway Manor Children's Festival

Halsway Manor (4 Pictures)

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction SE)

Halsway Manor is unique residential Folk Centre set on the southern slopes of the Quantock Hills in West Somerset. Set in.....

Porlock Bay

Exmoor National Park (107 Pictures)

(11.5 miles, 18.5 km, direction W)

A castle perched high above the sea dominates the north-eastern corner of Exmoor. For hundreds of years Dunster Castle has stood.....

Tarr Steps, Dulverton, Somerset, dating from 1000 BC

Tarr Steps (9 Pictures)

(12.0 miles, 19.2 km, direction SW)

A Prehistoric bridge dating from 1000 BC. The bridge crosses the river Barle with some of its stones weighing 5 tonnes, and said.....

Taunton Castle, Taunton, Somerset

Taunton Castle (1 Pictures)

(16.8 miles, 27.1 km, direction SE)

The turbulent past of historic Taunton Castle, is masked by its transformation into a luxurious comfortable hotel with an award.....

Watersmeet near Lynmouth, North Devon

Watersmeet (36 Pictures)

(17.6 miles, 28.4 km, direction W)

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