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Population: 200
Grid Reference: SS905475
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The picturesque village of Allerford lies westwards along the coast road from Minehead, close to the Bristol Channel coastline. It is part of the the Exmoor National Park in Somerset. The park was one of the first British National Parks, being designated back in 1954. In all, the park spans two counties and covers 297 square miles. The village goes back a long way, being mentioned in the Domesday Book as 'Alresford – forda de Limesy Mill'. One of the features of the village is the much photographed Packhorse Bridge, an 18th century stone bridge built to allow wool laden donkeys and mules to cross the River Aller. The Old Village School houses the Rural Life Museum. It was a school from 1821 to 1981 but was converted to a museum in 1983. The exhibits are owned by a Charitable Trust. There are three exhibition rooms, the first containing items from local farm and domestic industry. There is also the West Somerset Photographic archive and the Victorian Schoolroom. A shop onsite sells souvenirs and replica Victorian toys while the Old School Kitchen serves refreshments. Other sights to see in Allerford include its charming traditional thatched cottages, a forge and a traditional red telephone box.

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Holnicote House (0.38 miles)

Holnicote House

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You'll be based in our fine Country House accommodation, Holnicote House, which lies in a 12,500 acre estate in the Horner Valley in Selworthy in Exmoor.Once home to the distinguished ... More

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Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre (0.73 miles)

Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre
Situated within Exmoor National Park, on the National Trust Holnicote Estate, we offer character and homely bed and breakfast in our Grade II listed National Trust farmhouse, with delightful gardens, herb garden, and owl garden ... More | visit website
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Tudor Cottage (0.83 miles)

Tudor Cottage
Tudor Cottage is in the beautiful village of Bossington, given to the National Trust in 1945 as part of the Holnicote Estate. The cottage has been tastefully modernised combining old world charm with today's comfort ... More | visit website
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The Gables (1.11 miles)

The Gables
The Gables is a beautiful chocolate box 17th century thatched house set in tranquil flower- filled country gardens just a a short walk away from the wide open vistas of Exmoor. The house nestles ... More | visit website
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Amberton (1.27 miles)

Over the years we stayed in many B&Bs and developed a preference for those where we could come and go as we pleased and not feel tied to set times for meals and where we ... More | visit website
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Glen Lodge (1.36 miles)

Glen Lodge
Glen Lodge is perfectly situated for walking to and around Exmoor, birdwatching, exploring the northern Somerset and Devon countryside, relaxing on one of our nearby beaches, visiting National Trust and other historic properties or just ... More | visit website
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Miller´s At The Anchor (2.60 miles)

Miller´s At The Anchor

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For over 200 years the Anchor has served Porlock Weir's 15th century harbour for sailors, walkers and huntsmen alike. Where Exmoor meets the sea, Porlock Weir is an idyllic working ... More

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The Dunkery Beacon (2.88 miles)

The Dunkery Beacon

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The Dunkery Beacon is a family run country house set in lovely grounds and recently refurbished with stunning views over Exmoor. Red deer and other wildlife can often be seen ... More

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The Parks Guest House (3.68 miles)

The Parks Guest House
The Parks is a fine-looking Grade II listed Georgian property located in a quiet area of Minehead on the lower slopes of North Hill. You can walk right onto Exmoor from here and the coast ... More | visit website
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Duke of Wellington (3.87 miles)

Duke of Wellington

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The Duke of Wellington was built in the 17th-century as a traditional coaching inn and posting house. The hotel is conveniently situated in the centre of Minehead. Minehead is a ... More

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