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Claythorpe Mill  Lincolnshire


in the county of Lincolnshire

Hugh Town.

Hugh Town

in the county of Isles of Scilly

Pictures of Holford

a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

About Holford

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.

The village is most noted for its peace, perfection and rich array of picturesque thatched cottages. It remains very much as it was when the poet Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy stayed here for a year (1797-8).

This a fine walking area, on a ramble amongst the lush wooded combes you are likely to come across gentle roe and red deer, butterflies, birds and a host of other wildlife species. On fine days from the higher reaches of the hills there are excellent views towards the coast and across the surrounding area.

Nearby, at Nether Stowey, a large prosperous village is the cottage where Coleridge lived between 1796 to 1799 and wrote the "Ancient Mariner", this is preserved by the National Trust.

Holford makes an attractive place to stay for anyone wishing to explore the Vale of Somerset, the Brendon Hills and the stunningly beautiful Exmoor National Park.

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St Michael's Church on North Hill, Minehead, Somerset

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

(12.4 miles, 19.9 km, direction W of Holford)

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.....

The edge of Exmoor

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

(15.3 miles, 24.6 km, direction W of Holford)

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...

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

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

(16.3 miles, 26.2 km, direction W of Holford)

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


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

(17.3 miles, 27.9 km, direction W of Holford)

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

Goughs cave Cheddar Gorge IMG_5622

Cheddar (132 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(20.1 miles, 32.3 km, direction E of Holford)

Often called 'Englands Grand Canyon' Chedder Gorge was carved out by a river that now runs underground...

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Quantock Hills

Quantock Hills (216 Pictures)

(2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction W)

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)

(2.5 miles, 4.0 km, direction SW)

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

Dunster - Village & Castle (1) - June 2003

Dunster Castle & Garden (46 Pictures)

(10.5 miles, 17.0 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.....

Taunton Castle, Taunton, Somerset

Taunton Castle (1 Pictures)

(11.1 miles, 17.9 km, direction S)

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

Snowdrops at Otterhead. The Blackdown hills in the county of Somerset, England

The Blackdown Hills (21 Pictures)

(15.5 miles, 24.9 km, direction S)

Fascinating scenic area where you can enjoy an extraordinary variety of scenery ranging from tiny coppices to vast woodlands, all.....

Sunset, Birnbeck Pier,Weston-Super-Mare

Birnbeck Pier (1 Pictures)

(15.9 miles, 25.6 km, direction NE)


Tarr Steps, Dulverton, Somerset, dating from 1000 BC

Tarr Steps (9 Pictures)

(19.0 miles, 30.5 km, direction W)

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

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