Welcome
Local Diary
Holidays
News and Views
Business
Contact Us
Barnstaple Best
BarnstapleThe Town CentreShopping in BarnstapleLeisureSportFood and DrinkTourismAccommodationAttractionsBusiness ResourcesBusiness A to ZEducationLocal NewsAdd Business

Paid Links: (How to Advertise)


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

In the 15th century Minehead was still a mainly agricultural area. However, the position of the settlement, on the north coast of Somerset, between Exmoor and the sea, meant that the fishing industry soon developed. For hundreds of years afterwards, herring was the staple catch of the local fishermen. At one time, the parish church had a beacon, both to guide travellers on Exmoor into town and to help ships into the harbour.

Welcome to Somerset

The lovely scenery of this area is said to have inspired the words of the hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful”, by Cecil Frances Alexander. A much later son of Minehead was the science fiction writer, Arthur C, Clarke, who was born here in 1917.

As Minehead developed as a holiday resort, the town and the occupations of the people changed to accommodate this new function. When the railways opened, the number of visitors increased and the town continues to be a popular tourist destination today.

The harbour, beach and promenade are all sheltered by the heather-clad hills inland of the town. North Hill is one of these and offers good views of both the town and the Bristol Channel. Minehead has a superb setting between the Exmoor National Park and the coast. Originally there were three separate settlements here but these have merged into one.

Guest Houses:

Armadale Guest House, 11 Tregonwell Road Tel: 01643 702931
Beeches Holiday Park, Blue Anchor, Minehead Tel: 01984 640391
Camelot, Carhampton Road, Blue Anchor, Minehead Tel: 01643 821348
Karslake House, Minehead Tel: 01643 851242
Langbury Hotel, Blue Anchor, Minehead Tel: 01643 821375
Langtry Country House Hotel, Washford, Watchet Tel: 01984 641333
Lorna Doone Guest House, 26 Tregonwell Road Tel: 01643 702540
Steps Farmhouse, Bilbrook, Minehead Tel: 01984 640974
Stockleigh Lodge Country House, Exford Tel: 01643 831500
The Bactonleigh Hotel, 20 Tregonwell Road Tel: 01643 702147
The Cottage, High Street, Porlock, Minehead Tel: 01643 862996
The Yarn Market Hotel, 25-33 High Street Minehead Tel: 01643 821425
Tranmere Guest House, 24 Tregonwell Road Tel: 01643 702647

 

Town Directory: Axbridge | Bath | Bridgwater | Bruton | Burnham on Sea | Castle Cary | Chard | Cheddar | Clevedon | Crewkerne | Dulverton | Dunster | Exmoor | Frome | Glastonbury | Highbridge | Ilminster | Keynsham | Langport | Martock | Midsomer Norton | Minehead | Nailsea | Porlock | Portishead | Radstock | Shepton Mallet | Somerton | Street | Taunton | Watchet | Wedmore | Wellington | Wells | Weston Super Mare | Wheddon Cross | Wincanton | Wiveliscombe | Yeovil

If your an accommodation provider and wish to be added to the site, please use the enquiry form (Click here). A single line entry is FREE but if you wish to enhance your entry and get your website visible to over 15,000 visitors a week then click here for advertising rates. Give us a call on 07957 214474 for details.

Web Marketing and DesignA North Devon (Barnstaple, Tiverton and Exeter) based web and online marketing agency developing web sites, e commerce, search engine campaigns for b2c and b2b clients across Devon, Cornwall & Somerset. For more details click here for more information.

South West Web Marketing

Welcome to the Barnstaple, Bideford and Bude Accommodation pages of the Barnstaple Town Centre group of websites. By using the town site & Holiday in North Devon we aim to provide you the visitor all the information you need to make your holiday a success. Click here...for Holiday in North Devon. Want to be added? email us...

Holiday in North Devon

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

home | diary | holidays | news | business | contact | barnstaple | town centre | shopping | leisure | sport | food & drink | tourism | accommodation | attractions | business a to z | education | add business | local weather | local surf | bypass | jobs | cars | property | xmas | speed cameras | traffic news

 

Where To Stay In Somerset - Minehead
Local Weather
Local Surf
Local Vacancies
New and Used Cars
Property
Christmas Opening Times
Devon Speed Cameras
Local Traffic News and BlackSpots
'A''B''C''D''E''F''G''H''I''J''K''L''M''N''O''P''Q''R''S''T''U''V''W''X''Y''Z'
Farm and Cottage Holidays
Farm and Cottage Holidays