Dulverton Town in Somerset
Dulverton is a small town in West Somerset. Located on the southern flanks of Exmoor, Dulverton is a popular tourist destination for exploring Exmoor, and is home to the Exmoor National Park Authority headquarters.
There has been some sort of settlement here since the Iron Age, with archaeological remains unearthed at the hillforts of Oldberry Castle, Mounsey Castle and Brewers Castle. The name Dulverton was first recorded in 1084 as "Dieglaford-tun" meaning "hidden ford" -tun, with the Domesday Book recording it as Dolvertune.
The medieval Tarr Steps attraction lies just north of the town and is a popular destination in the spring and summer months. Dulverton grew steadily in the Middle Ages utilising the fast flowing waters of the River Barle to run fulling mills and laundries.
Today, the town has a popuation of about 2,000. It has an excellent visitor centre and a good range of shops.
The nearest source of local information is available from Dulverton National Park Centre.
Dining out near Dulverton
Royal Oak Inn, Luxborough, Exmoor
The Rock Inn, Wiveliscombe
Reeves Restaurant, Dunster
The Blue Ball Inn, Taunton
The Anchor Inn, Taunton
Combe House Hotel, Bridgwater
Willow Tree Restaurant, Taunton
The Castle Hotel Restaurant, Taunton
Prezzo, Taunton, Taunton
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: