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Exmoor

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Exmoor
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Exmoor is a large upland area on the north coast that is in both Devon and Somerset. It is named after its main river the River Exe. It is a large area that is approximately 260 square miles and includes 34 miles of coastline that have some of the highest cliffs in the UK. Like Dartmoor it has protected National Park status.

A large part of Exmoor is moorland with an abundance of heathers and grasses, but some of it has been cultivated over the years and there is also some woodland. This gives the landscape more variety and a softer feel than Dartmoor and offers more variety to the visitor

Exmoor has a number of stories and legends based there including the novel Lorna Doone.

Exmoor has the timeless appeal that brings visitors back year after year to enjoy its beauty and atmosphere.

Hotels in Exmoor

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