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b>Minehead, on the north coast of Somerset, between Exmoor and the sea, the town was once a fishing village, now caters for a large number of holidaymakers every year. The parish church used to have a beacon to guide travellers on Exmoor and help ships into the harbour.

The town has a harbour, beach and promenade, all sheltered by the hills inland, and is the home of a large, and popular, Butlins holiday camp recently revamped. You can visit Butlins on a day ticket to try the rides and use the pools.

North Hill is above the town and gives good views across the town and the Bristol Channel. Visit Blenheim Gardens with its model village.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Minehead to Visit



Dunster Castle 2.2 miles A lovely castle to see and explore.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Selworthy A lovely National Trust village to admire.



West Somerset Museum of Rural Life 4.0 miles A lovely local museum to visit.


Out & About

Clifftop walks 5.6 miles Enjoy the coastal scenery.

Dunkery Beacon 5.6 miles Great views and a lovely walk.

Cleeve Abbey A lovely ruined abbey in a nice setting.

Watchet A small village, right on the coast.

Combe Sydenham Country Park A day out in the countryside.

East Quantoxhead A lovely, almost classic, village to visit.



West Somerset Railway Enjoy a steam train ride on one of the longest private railways.


Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Tropiquaria Zoo Spend the day with the animals and birds.

Days Out around Minehead.

Take a trip along the coast on the A39 towards Lynmouth, or try Dunster with its castle.

Towns Near Minehead To Visit - straight line distance:

Dunster (2.10 miles) Porlock (5.18 miles) Exford (8.68 miles) Dulverton (11.94 miles)
How to get to Minehead

Minehead Tourist Information Centre

  • No 19 The Avenue
    TA24 5AY
    Tel: 01643 702624
Northfield Hotel
Northfield Road Minehead TA24 5PU

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Marston Lodge Hotel
St. Michael's Road Minehead TA24 5JP

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Gascony Hotel
50,The Avenue,Minehead,Somerset TA24 5BB Minehead TA24 5AW

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Holiday Cottages
Minehead TA24 5DY
Sleeps 11
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Minehead TA24 5QE
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The Rest
Blue Anchor Bay Minehead TA24 6JS
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Minehead Weather
Tuesday 21st April
Day :Sunny skies15°C Sunny skies
Night :Clear skies5°C Clear skies
Wednesday 22nd April
Day :Sunny skies18°C Sunny skies
Night :Clear skies6°C Clear skies
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