YHA Exford

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Minehead, Somerset

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YHA Exford is an attractive, cosy Victorian house, with great facilities including a beautiful, flower-filled garden. For a weekend away in lovely Exmoor National Park accommodation, try this super spot by the River Exe. This is great for mountain biking, horse riding and many other outdoor activity breaks. There are open hills and wooded valleys to explore if you're on a walking holiday. The Somerset and North Devon coasts are nearby should you prefer coastal scenery.

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3 Star Hostel
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YHA Exford
Exe Mead, Exford, MINEHEAD, Somerset, TA24 7PU
Phone : 03452 602703

About The area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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