One of the most famous and intriguing bridges in Exmoor, a 17-span Clapper Bridge.
a vibrant market town
Dulverton is a jewel the crown of West Somerset and sits peacefully in a deeply wooded valley near the confluence of the Rivers Barle and Exe.
This vibrant market town is tucked away on the edge of Exmoor National Park. This charming town boasts some excellent restaurants, quirky independent shops and dozens of historic houses that line its High Street. Dulverton’s popular Farmers Market is the last Saturday of every month April through September.
The Exmoor National Park Centre hosts exhibitions and a gallery about the area – it makes for a great family day out. Want to see what life was like in Dulverton at the end of the 1800’s? Visit the Guildhall Heritage and Arts Centre, or one of the town’s three churches, for a fascinating glimpse into the past.
There are pleasant walks along the riverbank and several options to walk through Burridge Woods and short town-based strolls.
There are many historic bridges in the Dulverton area, the most famous being the medieval, Grade-1 listed, Tarr Steps. This intriguing bridge is a 17-span Clapper Bridge and constructed entirely from large stone slabs and rocks. It is said the bridge may date back as far as 1000 BC.
The Tarr Inn is a delightful place to stop for refreshments or a cream tea, with wonderful views over the local countryside.
Find out more
Dulverton Exmoor National Park Centre
7 – 9 Fore Street