Porlock Weir, Somerset

It’s hard to believe this pretty little hamlet was once a busy seaport, it’s so quiet and peaceful these days, with a cluster of old stone buildings and charming thatched cottages sharing the backdrop of Exmoor’s steep wooded hills. There’s a little aquarium for the children to see some marine life up close, and a few small shops to browse, with a boutique and a place selling hand blown Exmoor glass. The Ship Inn provides a relaxing spot for lunch, or there’s a country house café for all day food and refreshments. 

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