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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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Photographs, information, and places of interest, in and around the village of Porlock, Somerset.

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An estate agent, art gallery, and the Church in the village of Porlock, Exmoor, West Somerset. Note the mist on the hills!

Porlock, set in one of the most fertile and beautiful vales in England, is an ancient port and settlement mentioned in the Saxon Chronicle for raids by the Danes. Wander up the Hawkcombe Water past the church or down the old sea-lanes to the great shingle ridge that separates Porlock Weir from Hurlestone Point and the views of overhanging Exmoor are matchless. Here, the red deer are to be seen among the trees or ranging freely on the open moor. Porlock still retains much of its magic and is still the haunt of artists, poets and writers. Coleridge, Southey and Munnings all adored the place and the visitor will see why when he comes to stay.  John Gilman

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See also our pages on the Methodist Church and St. Dubricius Parish Church in Porlock

Pubs in and around the Porlock area: The Ship Inn in Porlock

Restaurants, cafes, and tea rooms in Porlock: The Ship Inn

Nearby places of interest: Packhorse Bridge, Rural Life Museum, West Somerset Railway

Nearby towns and villages: Allerford; Blue Anchor; Bossington; Dunster; Holnicote; Horner; Luccombe; Minehead; Porlock Weir; Selworthy, Tivington, West Luccombe, Wootton Courtenay

See also: History of the Church at Porlock

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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