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Holnicote Estate, National Trust

TA24 8TJ

Holnicote Estate, National Trust


Holnicote Estate makes up 12,000 acres of Exmoor National Park and is a contrasting landscape with everything from wild, rugged moorland and shingle beaches to ancient woodland and charming thatched villages.

A fantastic place for walking, horse riding and cycling, Holnicote has 150 miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore. Walk up to Dunkery Beacon, Somerset's highest point and a spectacular spot for stargazing, or take a more leisurely stroll and enjoy a picnic or BBQ at Bossington.

Red deer, Exmoor ponies, bats and the rare heath fritillary butterfly along with an awesome array of lichens and mosses make Holnicote a unique and very special place to visit.

Selworthy Green is an ideal place to begin with information on walks and other activities available from Selworthy shop. You can also pop into the nearby Periwinkle tearoom for a cream tea to set you up before exploring (seasonal opening).

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Opening Hours

January to December

(2019 Opening)

Road Directions

off A39, Minehead

Parking: Bossington, Dunkery, North Hill, Selworthy, Webbers Post. Allerford and Horner, pay and display (charge, including members)

Public Transport Directions

By Train: West Somerset Railway, 5 miles
By Bus: services from Minehead to Porlock, and Taunton to Lynmouth


Holnicote Estate, National Trust
TA24 8TJ
United Kingdom

T: 01643 862013

E: holnicote@nationaltrust.org.uk

W: nationaltrust.org.uk/holnicote-estate/

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