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Dunster Castle Hotel
Dunster Castle Hotel

5 High Steet Exmoor National Park, Minehead TA24 6SF

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4 out of 5 (143 reviews)

Located in Dunster, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of St George's Church and Dunster Castle. Dunster Dolls Museum and The …

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Wick House
Wick House

2 Brook Street, Taunton TA4 3SZ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (53 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this guesthouse is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Combe Sydenham Hall and within 6 mi (10 km) of …

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The Blue Anchor
The Blue Anchor

Blue Anchor Bay, Minehead TA24 6JP

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Cleeve Abbey and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Dunster Beach …

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Yarn Market Hotel
Yarn Market Hotel

25-33 High Street, Minehead TA24 6FS

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (14 reviews)

Located in Dunster, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Dunster Dolls Museum and Dunster Castle. The Chocolate House an …

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Celtic International Hotel Cardiff Airport
Celtic International Hotel Cardiff Airport

Port Road, Barry CF62 3BT

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Penmark Castle, Brynhill Golf Club, and Fonmon Castle. …

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Quay Inn
Quay Inn

Quay Street, Minehead TA24 5UJ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (30 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this inn is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Minehead Beach and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Dunster Castle. …

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The Notley Arms Inn
The Notley Arms Inn

Monksilver, Taunton TA4 4JB

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (41 reviews)

Located in Exmoor National Park, this inn is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Combe Sydenham Hall and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Bakelite Museu …

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Millers At The Anchor - Hotel
Millers At The Anchor - Hotel

Porlock Weir, Minehead TA24 8PB

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (104 reviews)

Located in Porlock, this hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Porlock Weir Harbour and within 3 mi (5 km) of Greencombe Gardens and …

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The White House - Guest House
The White House - Guest House

11 Long Street, Taunton TA4 4QW

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (58 reviews)

Located in Williton, this guesthouse is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bakelite Museum, Cleeve Abbey, and Nettlecombe Court. Dunster …

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The Stags Head Inn
The Stags Head Inn

10 West Street, Minehead TA24 6SN

3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Located in Dunster, this inn is steps from Dunster Working Watermill and Dunster Castle. The Chocolate House and Dunster Doll …

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Pocket Guide: Exmoor National Park Cleeve Abbey Hotels

Cleeve Abbey, near Washford in Somerset, is a Grade I listed building that was founded in 1198 and whose convent buildings, despite the best efforts of the Reformation, have survived in an almost complete state. Apart from its historic and architectural importance, the abbey is set in beautiful rural surroundings and makes a good destination if you're based in the region, perhaps in a Somerset hotel or guesthouse.

Living History at Cleeve Abbey from Hereford Hotels

The main fabric of Cleeve Abbey belongs to the 13th Century and although the church itself was destroyed under Henry VIII the convent buildings are in pretty good shape. These are the main attraction today. The refectory was reconstructed in the 15th Century and the medieval hall's superb timber roof is one of the best examples of its kind in Somerset. It's a great place to visit from any Somerset hotel or B&B in the region, as the road links even in such a rural area are excellent. Whether you're here on your own, with a partner or as a family, Abbey ruins are always a great attraction.

Visit Cleeve Abbey from Somerset Hotels

From your nearby comfortable Wessex base, such as the Bower Inn in Bridgwater or the Fox & Goose Inn at neighbouring Highbridge, Cleeve Abbey makes a conveniently close destination for an afternoon's outing, weather permitting! It's an educational visit that will give you an insight into the life of a monk about 800 years ago in these parts.

The surroundings too are beautiful, as the abbey is situated in a lush valley with plenty of walking routes in the surrounding countryside. You can include a visit here on a trip on the West Somerset Railway, with local Washford station just a short distance from the ruins. If you hang on to your train ticket you can then use it to receive a discount on the entrance fee. In the grounds of Cleeve Alley there's a pleasant stream and several good picnic locations, so the place is perfect for a family outing in the summer especially. Any local Somerset hotel will be able to give you directions.

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