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Cleeve Abbey

Cleeve Abbey Somerset















Exmoor is primarily an upland area made up mainly of small villages and hamlets. The largest settlements are Porlock, Dulverton, Lynton, and Lynmouth, Simonsbath and Wheddon Cross.

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Cleeve Abbey

The gatehouse and main entrance of Cleeve Abbey. Probably the best preserved monastic site in the south of England

The Cistercian abbey of Cleeve was founded in the late twelfth century and large parts destroyed after the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536. However most of the cloister has survived and is well worth a visit. Run by English Heritage, the entrance fee for adults in 2009 was 4.00.

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Recommended Pubs and Restaurants: Blue Ball Inn; Carew Arms; White Horse Inn

Local places of interest: Cleeve Abbey; Quantock Common; West Hill; West Somerset Railway

Nearby towns and villages: Aisholt; Bicknoller; Broomfield; Carhampton; Crowcombe; Lydeard St Lawrence; Monksilver; Nether Stowey; Over Stowey; Roadwater; Sampford Brett; Stogumber; Taunton; Triscombe; Washford; Watchet; Williton; West Bagborough

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Exmoor is a National Park situated on the Bristol Channel coast of south west England. Exmoor is located in two counties, with 71% of the park located in Somerset and 29% located in Devon