Dulverton is a small and peaceful market town in Somerset, snuggled in a deep wooded valley on the southern edge of Exmoor National Park. Go and amble around the narrow streets where cobbled paths run in front of cottages and it won't be long before you're taken in by the charm, the sense of yesteryear. You'll find no big development here, no sprawl or commercialism, just lots of independent shops where people stand outside and chat about this and that; browse the antiques and gifts shops, the shelves in the rambling second hand bookshop, buy artisan chocolates, local cheeses, freshly baked bread and cakes in the deli. If you're planning a morning's fishing on the River Barle, pop into the country clothing and tackle shop for the best flies and advice.
If you're here on a day when Dulverton Heritage Centre is open, have a look around and step back to old Dulverton; see the working model railway in the courtyard and listen to tales from Granny Baker. Book a tour and tasting session at Exmoor Distillery on the edge of town, head back for lunch at Woods Bar & Restaurant or at the Bridge Inn down by the river; book a table for dinner at Tomdang Thai Restaurant.
Just a few miles from Dulverton is the ancient clapper bridge of Tarr Steps, one of the sights that ought to be on your list of places to visit when you're staying nearby on your large group holiday in Somerset.
All information correct at the time of writing