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Local Attractions in Minehead

Both Caravans are sited near a large fishing lake on a managed site right within the Butlins resort complex. They have their own designated parking spaces a few metres from the front door. Each has a large Veranda with a fitted picnic table and benches. Butlins maintain the site to a high standard, they have a full time site manager and should you need it there is a launderette next to the Spar shop adjacent to the site. Fishing on the lake is free. The main Butlins leisure facilities are only about 5 minutes stroll away.

Driving into Minehead

Butlins are far more capable than we are of promoting their resort and there is a wealth of information on their web site. Caravan guests are automatically entitled to all the same facilities as Butlins own guests. People on family breaks no longer require passes.

Minehead describes itself as the Gateway to Exmoor, as indeed it is. But there are many other interesting things to discover if you decide to go exploring. Every café and shop in the area will have numerous leaflets describing local attractions but a few things within easy travelling distance are worth seeing.

On your way into Minehead you will probably have noticed the imposing Dunster Castle high in the hills to your left, A very interesting place to visit. The medieval village of Dunster is also well worth a browse. You may notice, as you drive down to Butlins from the A39, a level crossing and if the gates are closed you may see a steam train of the West Somerset Railway. The station is just down the road from Butlins.

Minehead and Porlock

Five miles further along the A39 from Minehead will bring you into the village of Porlock; made famous in the novel Lorna Doone and at the bottom of the legendary Porlock Hill; one of the steepest in the country – be careful! If you don’t fancy the hill, there is a more leisurely drive up onto the moors along a toll road. It takes you through some spectacular countryside. Either way you will eventually end up on the A39 travelling over Exmoor.

Watch out for the sheep and Exmoor ponies as you drive the 12 miles into Lynmouth, possibly stopping on the way to take in the magnificent views across the Bristol Channel towards South Wales, or at the one of the two inns along the way for some refreshments.

Lynmouth and Lynton are fascinating places, situated as they are one at the bottom and one at the top of a 500 foot cliff and linked by a water powered, cliff railway over 100 years old and unique in the world. Originally built to carry cars in an age when their engines were not powerful enough to take them up the winding cliff road, it now carries passengers in quaint wooden cars which seem to be straight out of the Victorian age.

Check out the flood museum and see how a disastrous flood in 1952 washed a large number of the village’s buildings and residents out to sea. If you have time, take a walk up the beautiful Glen Lyn Gorge or up the East Lyn Gorge to Watersmeet. And no visit would be complete without a visit to the Valley of the Rocks, walk round the cliff path and look up for the wild goats.

Site Amenities NOT Requiring Membership

On-Site Pub/Club, Amusement Arcade, Fishing, Tennis Court, Crazy Golf, Indoor Pool, Restaurant, Takeaway, Grocery Shop, Laundrette, Kids Club, Two large Show Bars with high quality Children’s and Adult Entertainment, 2 Fun fairs, Go Karts, Archery, Fencing, High wire and climbing wall, Cinema, Football & Basketball, All day kiddies entertainment, betting shop, Crazy bike hire, Teens disco, Quasar Laserquest.

Local Amenities
Beach, Scenic Walks, Nature Reserve, Golf Course, Amusements, Pubs and Clubs, Theme Park, Takeaway, Fishing, Historical Attractions.