Blackdown Hills Holidays |

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The Blackdown Hills are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty thanks to their idyllic and rural setting. The hills are found along the Devon Somerset border and encompass a bit of both counties.

Get out and explore the hills the way that nature intended, on foot. There are a number of pre-planned routes that will allow you to make the most of your holiday in the Blackdown Hills. The rolling countryside seems endless as you ramble through the towns and villages that are found in the Blackdown Hills with plenty of welcoming pubs to stop and refresh at along the way. You may even want to hire a bike and get out and explore this vast area on two wheels, just make sure you take a map along with you.

This designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is dotted with heritage sites including Castle Neroche which stands 260 metres above sea level and was originally built during the 11th century. The highest point on the hills is found at Staple Hill which is 315 metres above sea level. The Wellington Monument was erected to commemorate the victory at Waterloo and the 16th century stone structure was used as a beacon site. Other monuments that will be found on the hills include a chain of Elizabethan beacons in Culmstock and a Roman bath house in Whitestaunton.

Taunton is the largest major town near the Blackdown Hills and has a city feel to the town while retaining its welcoming charm. Taunton High Street is a busy hub of activity with small but beautiful independent shops mixing effortlessly with the larger brands that are usually found on a British high street. You’ll find lots of arts and craft galleries, the perfect place to stop and pick up a gift for friends and family at home. During the summer months, head to the County Ground to watch Somerset play cricket and complete the day by enjoying the drink most associated with the county, cider.

You can get out and see much of Somerset during a Blackdown Hills holiday with the M5 being at the north western boundary of the hills. Head north and experience a day beside the sea at Weston-super-Mare or Burnham-on-Sea with their wonderful beaches or travel to Bristol or Bath for a cultural day out admiring magnificent buildings.

This designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is dotted with heritage sites

The perfect way to enjoy a Blackdown Hills holiday is to book a cottage from our great collection. With everything from cosy cottages for those romantic breaks right through to large cottages so all the family can come along, our ever-growing collection is bound to have something to suit your needs.

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