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Withypool Town in Somerset

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Location

Withypool lies in the centre of Exmoor in West Somerset. It is a small village of less than 300 people and dates from ancient times. Known as Widepolle, Widipol and Withypoole over the centuries the village lies in the valley of the River Barle and sits on the picturesque 'Two Moor Way'. The word 'withy' meaning 'willow'. The area around Withypool has been inhabited since the Bronze Age and a stone circle can still be seen on top of Withypool Hill. Of the three Brightworthy barrows on the Common, two still survive. In the 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer was in charge of the village in his duties as forester of North Petherton.

Events near Withypool

Fri, 28 Sep (ca. 16 km)

Minehead Country Market

Fri, 5 Oct (ca. 16 km)

Minehead Country Market

Fri, 12 - Sun, 21 Oct (ca. 10 km)

The Two Moors Festival

Fri, 12 Oct (ca. 16 km)

Minehead Country Market

Fri, 19 Oct (ca. 16 km)

Minehead Country Market

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Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Withypool, Wheddon Cross, Simonsbath and Dulverton.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowMinehead

arrowDunster

arrowWiveliscombe

arrowWatchet

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowWithypool

	arrowSimonsbath

	arrowMinehead

	arrowDulverton

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Exford, Winsford, Dulverton and Porlock.

Nearby Attractions

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