Somerset

Dulverton, Exmoor

Lying on the southern edge of Exmoor National Park, Dulverton is an ancient market town whose history dates back at least to the Middle Ages when it was an important centre for the wool trade, as well as the meeting point for farmers living on Exmoor for hundreds of years. Nowadays you’re more likely to find a latte than lambs, but there’s still plenty of history evident with Iron Age forts and a castle all nearby.

Situated close to where the rivers Barle and Exe meet, Dulverton is a lovely town, much visited by walkers, cyclists, canoeists, birders, fisherman and hunters alike as a good base from which to explore Exmoor.

Within the town there’s a National Park Centre – full of interesting information and exhibitions about Exmoor and a good place to start if you're looking to plan your stay in Exmoor, whilst next door you’ll find the Heritage Centre crammed full of displays, artefacts and exhibitions about the heritage of Dulverton.

You’ll not be short of places to eat either. If you’ve been exploring Exmoor with your pooch, head to The Bridge Inn where you’ll find a dog-friendly welcome and fab pub grub. Woods Bar & Restaurant is an excellent spot for proper British dining with a smidgen of French, whilst Lewis's Tea Rooms and The Copper Kettle are ideal for a spot of afternoon tea.

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