Porlock is a picturesque village in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. It lies approximately five miles to the west of the popular holiday town of Minehead and ten miles to the east of Lynton and Lynmouth.
The village of Porlock is an ideal base for exploring the Somerset/North Devon coast but also has plenty to offer without the need to travel.
Porlock is surrounded by beautiful countryside boasting rolling hills, enchanting woodlands, magnificent moor land, a historic harbour and unspoilt coastline.
The village itself offers a range of facilities including a church, pubs, restaurants,tea rooms, wide variety of shops, park/recreation ground, library, museum and tourist information centre. The village also offers opportunities for many outdoor pursuits including cycling, rambling and horse riding.
Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure, family fun or just a peaceful retreat, Porlock will not disappoint.



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Travelling to Porlock

By road: Exit M5 motorway at junction 23 (Bridgewater) and follow the A39 towards Minehead. The A39 will take you directly to Porlock.

By coach: Seasonal National Express changing at Minehead for Porlock.

By rail: To Taunton main line station, continue by bus changing at Minehead for Porlock.

Local attractions and places of interest

  • West Somerset Steam Railway
  • Dunster Castle & Gardens
  • Butlins Minehead
  • Exmoor Falconry &Animal Farm
  • Tropiquaria Animals &Adventure
  • The Exmoor Pony Centre
  • Bishops Lydeard Mill
  • Torre Cider Farm
  • Bakelite Museum
  • Porlock Weir
  • Dunster Beach
  • Dunster Medieval Market Town
  • The Cullbone Church
  • Lynton & Lynmouth
  • Valley of the Rocks
  • Watersmeet
  • Lorna Doone Valley
  • BurrowHayes Farm Riding Stables