Dunster Castle (12mins) is an ancient castle and country home with dramatic views and subtropical gardens. The medieval gatehouse and ruined tower give a reminder of this castle’s turbulent history, existing since at least the Norman times.
The Valley of Rocks (1hr) is a U-shaped dry valley parallel to the sea, well known for feral goats, jagged cliff edges and unusual rock formations and caves.
Founded in 2017 Exmoor Distillery is a lifelong ambition of the founders John & Nicola. Sharing a taste for high-end spirits and with combined expertise in engineering and business. John and Nicola have established a distillery that has won some of the highest accolades in the industry. Open 7 days a week for distillery tours and tastings. See how they produce their premium spirits and try the whole range.
We are delighted to have a great relationship with Golden Retriever Experience (10mins)
(The GRE), a family-run attraction close to Croydon Hall which provides the opportunity for you and your friends and family to have a personal encounter with a delightful pack of trained Golden Retrievers.
Minehead’s historic harbour (20 minutes) is a great spot for fishing and water sports, and the town has a lovely sandy beach too. There are other beach locations all around, but the closest to Croydon Hall is Blue Anchor beach (10 minutes) – and if you’re lucky, you might just find fossils while searching through the rockfalls.
If you fancy a sip of the local brew, visit Torre Cider Farm (10 minutes) to see where they grow, harvest, press and bottle their ciders before settling in for a taster glass of a range of ciders.
Those who like an active holiday might like to visit the moors and hike or pedal along the Two Moors Way between Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor National Park. Pick your way across the ancient clapper bridge before setting joining the route from Tarr Steps (40 minutes’ drive).
Wimbleball Lake (25 minutes) is another watersports haven, but if you’d rather stick to dry land, just head to the West Somerset Railway (Washford) station (10 minutes), where steam trains will whisk you off on a scenic ride. The Coleridge Way, a 50-mile long-distance walking trail heading into the Quantock Hills, runs past the back of the Williton station for those who want a real challenge.
Porlock Pedals (30mins)
Exmoor Riding Centre (25mins)