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Home History Accommodation Local attractions How to find us Contact us Tariffs more info more info Despite what it says in the Automobile Association's  guide books to English Villages, Washford is not just  - 'a non-descript village on the A39'! The village can  boast of a number of attractions to suit a wide  variety of tastes, from a Mediaeval Abbey to a kid's  adventure park - a steam railway museum, and a  trout farm. There is also a cider farm - and for those  with rather longer visiting arrangements to be made  - a nearby green burial site!   And that's just Washford. It is also a jumping off  ground for exploring Exmoor, and the Quantocks,  and is just down the road from Watchet and its  fascinating history as an ancient and commercial port,  its’  fossil collecting and sea-fishing - and  just a couple of miles away we have Dunster Castle  in one direction, and Coombe Sydenham, a fascinating Elizabethan Manor House, in another.  Nearby we also have the village of Williton with its'  unique Bakelite museum (a must see!) - and Danesford  School which hosts national karate championships  (I told you we cover lots of interests!), Halsway  Manor, the home of 'olde English country musick',  and art galleries run by local artists and sculptors.  The Somerset Guild of Craftsmen is a 'definite must'  if you visit Dunster. Fly-fishermen often visit this  area, as well,  to fish Clatworthy Reservoir - just a couple of miles away.   Finally, St Audries, a mere three miles away,  hosts a fabulous wedding centre, located in the  grounds of an old girls school, in a spectacular  setting with views of the Severn Estuary. We often  put wedding guests up (in style), whatever time they  may stagger home from the reception West Somerset Steam Railway and Museums The West Somerset Steam Railway,  running from Minehead to Bishop’s  Lydiard, is the longest stretch of heritage  track in the country - some 27 miles - running through some beautiful countryside and alongside the beach at  Doniford and Blue Anchor.  WSR have  Steam Railway galas throughout the year,  with special trains for ‘Dunster by  Candlelight’, Murder mystery trips and  so on, and popular visits by‘celebrity  engines!’. Washford has its’ own railway  station and museum.
Book early for Gala Weekends, as they are very popular!
Dunster Castle
Tropical animal and adventure park in old BBC radio station.
www.tropiquaria.co.uk
Unique collection of bakelite and vintage plastics- largest in the world
Fascinating view into traditional  cider making with excellent tea  rooms and attractions for kids. www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk
Sea fishing from Watchet for cod, conger, tope and skate etc.
Watchet boat museum. Some interesting relics - and not just sailors!
A great site for loads of outdoor activities on Exmoor!
Pony trekking on Exmoor
Torre Cider Farm more info
West Somerset Railway
Dunster Castle
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