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Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a wide expanse of uplands offering constantly changing and surprising views, and a place where progress has apparently made but little impact: these are the Blackdown Hills

Rising steeply to a ridge from the valley of the Tone and declining gently down to the south coast the Blackdown Hills are a unique landscape feature embracing a wealth of different habitats, from ancient oak woodlands to towering beech hedges, deeply-incised valleys to windswept downland where two wartime airfields created a temporary intrusion into the area’s tranquil character.

Lanes, tracks and byways offer plenty of scope for walking, cycling and horse riding while if you want to get really involved in the countryside there are courses for everything from traditional crafts to hedgerow skills.

The Blackdown Hills offer an impressive scope of accommodation from country houses to cottages while the pubs and restaurants offer local food and drink of a rare quality and – thanks to the sheer diversity of landscape types – variety.

For more information on the area, please contact our Visitor Information Centre's in Taunton and Wellington

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  1. Cornish Farm Touring Park

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    Cornish Farm Touring Park

    4 AA Pennants 4 AA Pennants 4 AA Pennants 4 AA Pennants 4 AA Pennants Holiday Park

    Taunton

    Cornish Farm is situated in the heart of Somerset...

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    Price £12.00 per pitch (2 people)
  2. Cutsey Farm

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    Cutsey Farm

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    English

    Trull, Taunton

    Cutsey Farm is at the foot of the Blackdown Hills...

  3. Taunton Racecourse

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    Taunton Racecourse

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    Venue Provider

    Orchard Portman, Nr Taunton

    The youngest National Hunt racecourse in Britain and one of the most beautifully located, with outstanding views across the racecourse to the wooded slopes of the Blackdown Hills, yet only a few...

  4. The Greyhound Inn

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    The Greyhound Inn

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    Pub/Inn

    Taunton

    Welcome to the creeper-clad Greyhound Inn which...

  5. The Greyhound Inn

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    The Greyhound Inn

    4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars Inn

    Staple Fitzpaine, Nr Taunton

    Welcome to the creeper-clad Greyhound Inn which...

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    Price from £37.95 to £80.00 Per room (breakfast included)
  6. The Lamb and Flag

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    The Lamb and Flag

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    Pub/Inn

    Taunton

    The Lamb and Flag is a local landmark placed in...

  7. The Old Pigsty

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    The Old Pigsty

    4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars 4 Visit England Stars Self Catering

    Taunton

    Set in a tranquil location in an Area of...

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    Price from £260.00 to £380.00 Per unit per week
  8. The Queens Arms

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    The Queens Arms

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    Pub/Inn

    Taunton

    In the quaint village of Pitminster on the...

  9. The Winchester Arms

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    The Winchester Arms

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    Pub/Inn

    Taunton

    Nestling at the bottom of the Blackdown Hills...

  10. Visiting Wellington Monument

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    Wellington Monument

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    Tower

    Wellington

    The 175ft high obelisk was erected to celebrate...

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