Porlock village sits in the wide and fertile Porlock Vale.

Porlock village sits in the wide and fertile Porlock Vale, a little inland from Porlock salt marsh and the shingle ridge. The High Street meanders through the village with a wide range of quality independent shops. The medieval church of St Dubricius sits in the centre of the village.

Porlock has long been famous for its steep 1:4 Porlock Hill, which the main road takes towards Lynmouth. It is one of the steepest hills on any main road in England and used to cause real problems for old cars and their drivers. For those who would rather not take this very steep hill, there is the pretty toll road which winds its way less severely to the top of the hill. Once up there the views are among the best on Exmoor.

Porlock is also home to Miles Tea and Coffee blenders and roasters where you can try out different blends.

Top Highlights

  • Doverhay Manor Museum
  • Greencombe Gardens
  • Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre
  • Allerford Museum
  • St Dubricius church

Local Events

  • Wassailing - January
  • Open Gardens - May
  • Horse Show - July
  • Carnival - September
  • Art Festival - September
  • Late Night shopping and Santa Dash - December

Tourist Information

Porlock Visitor Centre
West End
Somerset, TA24 8QD

Tel: 01643 863150
email: visit@porlock.co.uk

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