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a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset
Porlock Weir

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

(1.8 miles, 2.8 km, direction SE of Porlock Weir)

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

The edge of Exmoor

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

(3.7 miles, 5.9 km, direction E of Porlock Weir)

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...

Minehead station

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

(6.6 miles, 10.6 km, direction E of Porlock Weir)

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.....

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

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

(8.8 miles, 14.2 km, direction S of Porlock Weir)

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


Southerndown (6 Pictures) in the county of Glamorgan

(16.2 miles, 26.1 km, direction N of Porlock Weir)

The village of Southerndown is set back from the dramatic dry-stone cliffs surrounding Dunraven Bay, these are mostly formed by alternate layers of limestone and shale, which give the cliffs their unusually regular pattern...

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Porlock Bay

Exmoor National Park (107 Pictures)

(5.6 miles, 9.0 km, direction S)

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

Watersmeet near Lynmouth, North Devon

Watersmeet (36 Pictures)

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction W)

This is a delightful fishing lodge from 1823 located at the picturesque spot in the East Lyn Valley where the waters of the River.....

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Dunster Castle & Garden (46 Pictures)

(8.6 miles, 13.8 km, direction E)

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

Valley of rocks near Lynton, Devon

The Valley of Rocks (22 Pictures)

(10.0 miles, 16.0 km, direction W)


Tarr Steps, Dulverton, Somerset, dating from 1000 BC

Tarr Steps (9 Pictures)

(10.1 miles, 16.2 km, direction S)

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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Quantock Hills (216 Pictures)

(17.0 miles, 27.3 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.....

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Halsway Manor (4 Pictures)

(17.8 miles, 28.6 km, direction E)

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

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