15 Best Places to Visit in Somerset (England)

3. Exmoor

Exmoor, Somerset

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Exmoor, Somerset

Most of Exmoor National Park is inside Somerset’s lines, and makes up a great deal of the western part of the county.

In the north the hills arrive at the Bristol Channel in dramatic fashion, forming the highest sea cliffs in the country, brutal dark sandstone walls.

The interior is tall hills clad with heather plunging to sheltered valleys that harbour ancient woodland.

There are little medieval villages and hamlets with pubs, and between these are huge uninhabited spaces, where sheep and semi-wild Exmoor ponies graze on hillsides and large red deer are a common sight.

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