Punctuating a stunning array of plunging valleys, moorland landscapes and coastal delights you’ll find the charming, tranquil settlements of Exmoor National Park during your North Devon holidays. Designated as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ Exmoor is one of the smallest National Parks in the UK, yet still offers some of the most awe-inspiring views in the country. You can enjoy the peace and tranquility of its breath-taking and varied landscape, whether you’re looking to either relax or get active in the great outdoors.
The highest point of Exmoor lies at the summit of Dunkery Beacon and from the top of this heather laced hill, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding moorland. Another picturesque location is that of Tarr Steps - a medieval stone bridge which crosses the rushing River Barle and makes up part of a pretty circular walk through a woodland nature reserve.
Dotted throughout with pretty market towns and picturesque villages, there’s plenty to see and do when staying on Exmoor. Visit the ancient market town of Dunster, where you can explore the wild terrain of 'Lorna Doone' countryside or pay a visit to the picturesque villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, otherwise known as ‘Little Switzerland’. Nearby, you will also find the Valley of the Rocks, which can be reached via the South West Coast Path, offering fantastic views of the open sea.
There are also many pretty rivers on Exmoor, which are perfect for splashing around during warm summer days. Laze around on the riverbanks while listening to the soothing sounds of the water, or jump straight in to cool yourself off. Make sure to pack a picnic and you could even bring fishing nets along if you’re visiting at the right time of year to catch some tadpoles! Our favourites are locations such as Landacre and Withypool, just ask the locals for directions.
Nature enthusiasts will adore the moors, as there are plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of the beautiful wildlife that inhabits this unique area. The native Exmoor Pony and the majestic Red Deer are just two of the many wild residents to spot during your stay.
The highest point of Exmoor lies at the summit of Dunkery Beacon and from the top of this heather laced hill, you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding moorland.
You will also find Exmoor Zoo in Bratton Flemming, which claims to be home to the Exmoor beast as well as a number of exotic animals. Other attractions on Exmoor include Watermouth Castle, guaranteed to entertain all ages and Wimbleball Lake, which offers the ideal opportunity to try your hand at canoeing.
Exmoor holidays are ideal for lovers of spectacular scenery, wide open spaces, wildlife and pretty villages also making it the perfect location if you want to relieve yourself from the hustle and bustle of daily life. With such a wide variety of accommodation in our collection, whether you wish to find your own cosy bolthole or luxury hotel room in the country, we’re sure to have something that suits your needs.