UK Travel Guide



Minehead in Somerset

Minehead, located on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, has views of the wonderful moorlands. This old port still has its lively holiday town atmosphere. The town is divided into Higher Town and Quay Town. Nestled among the cottages on North Hill in Higher Town sits the 14/15th century St. Michael’s Church, with scenic views over the moors and the seaside. In Quay Town, the harbor area has opportunities for fishing trips, cruises and boating; the beach is popular too with its amusements. The popular three-day May Day celebration, held in the Quay Town area, features the “Hobby Horse” which performs a rousing fertility ritual dance.
Minehead is located on the West Somerset Railway; a restored station gives a glimpse into the glorious history of the railroad. Blenheim Gardens offer great walks year round and have concerts in the summer. For a bit of a longer walk, the South West Coast Path, the longest footpath in Britain with 600 miles of trail, begins in Minehead.