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There is so much to do at Old Rectory House you don't need to leave for your entire stay. However, if you do want to get out and explore the local area we've listed some of our favourite things to do.


Dunster Castle & Village
(20 mins drive)

Dunster is a beautiful, tradition
al village with the National Trust's Dunster Castle at its heart. Great boutique shopping, cafes and pubs. Dunster by candlelight is a spectacular event which takes place in December.

Steart Marshes

(15 mins drive)


Steart Marshes is a thriving wetland nature reserve. They have well defined, flat path which are ideal for walking. There are hides dotted around the reserve with binoculars and charts to identify the wild birds. A perfect place for nature lovers.

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Minehead Beach

(20 mins drive)


Minehead's sandy beach is the perfect spot for seaside fun and sea swimming. The promenade is brimming with arcades, seaside cafes, bars and shops. Our family loves nothing more than grabbing some fish & chips (Seafare in Alcombe are the best) and a nice drink to take to the beach on a summers evening.

Exmoor Coastal Bus to

Lynton & Lynmouth

(20 mins drive)


One of the UK's most spectacular open top bus rides along the coast through the wild beauty of the Exmoor National Park. Pick up the bus in Minehead for the stunning journey to Lynton & Lynmouth where you can enjoy fabulous day at one of the most picturesque towns in the country. Highlights include the awesome water powered cliff railway, The Valley of the Rocks, the local museum, the miniature golf course and of course fish & chips on the beach!

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