Things to do

Dunster Castle

2 Miles down the road, visit The National Trust’s magical fairy tale Dunster Castle

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Dunster Yarn Market

Also in Dunster is English Heritag's historic Yarn Market

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Butlins

Right on the doorstep at Minehead seafront perhaps get a day pass to all the rides and fun at Butlins! 

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Wesr Somerset railway

At the bottom of town you'll find Minehead Steam Railway station, local home to the West Somerset Railway

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Channel Adventure

Or for an outdoor adventure try Channel Adventure for everything from Kayaking to Coasteering, also on Minehead seafront

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Minehead Eye

Minehead Eye is an indoor activity centre for children with indoor skateboard/scooter park

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Tropiquaria

Visit Tropiquaria just a few miles down the road towards Watchet and see the Zoo animals, Aquarium and Tropical Hall

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Coleridge Cottage

About a twenty five minute drive away in Nether Stowey is The National trust's home of romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

A half an hour or so by car will take you to the coastal twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth where you will find the Cliff Railway (Funicular)

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Coleridge Cottage

About a twenty five minute drive away in Nether Stowey is The National trust's home of romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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The vibrant town-centre is host to an array of pubs and restaurants that cater for all age groups including adults, families with young children, and sports enthusiasts alike. Minehead is home to a range of attractions including the West Somerset Steam Railway, known to have hosted iconic locomotives such as “The Flying Scotsman” in the past. 

The town also boasts a Par 72, 18-hole links golf course with all year-round play, and there's a harbour where fishing boats and leisure boats are moored. This is bordered by a concrete jetty where sea anglers can try their luck at high tide. Butlins is also just off the sea-front and day tickets for families can be purchased. 

Minehead is renowned for being the “Gateway to Exmoor” and is surrounded by the beautiful Exmoor countryside with access for walkers to stunning scenery both coastal and inland. There are great walks within, and outside the National Trust's Holnicote Estate for everyone, including walking groups and those who love to give their canine friends a treat. The “Coastal Path” walk can be joined anywhere along the promenade that runs along the sea-front in the town.

A limited number of good dogs and their owners are welcome at Westholme Lodge, as they are on the sandy beach from October to April between the harbour and the golf course. Beyond these perimeters, our four-legged friends can use the beach all year round. 

Whether your stay is for a celebration, a walking holiday, a social gathering or a family holiday, Westholme lodge is the ideal location from which to access the seaside and the amenities of Minehead town centre, and  simultaneously, the beautiful surrounding areas, in comfort. We hope to be seeing you!