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Dulverton Town in Somerset

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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.

Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Dulverton National Park Centre.

Events near Dulverton

Mon, 29 Dec (ca. 16 km)

Christmas Lantern Making Workshop

Fri, 20 - Sun, 22 Feb (ca. 17 km)

Introduction into Stargazing Weekend 2015

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