(01643) 863150

PORLOCK INFORMATION CENTRE

We believe every visit to Porlock should start and end at the Information Centre. At the start we can help with your holiday plans by offering information about places to visit, where to eat, what’s on, the best walks, views and trips. At the end of your holiday we have a wonderful range of locally-sourced gifts to buy as a reminder of your visit and to take home for those not lucky enough to come with you. And should your visit to Porlock Vale be of a more permanent nature we’re here for you too with a Welcome to Porlock pack for new residents with details of forthcoming events, local groups and activities. Call in and find out what we can do for you – and if we don’t know the answer to your question, we’ll probably know someone who does!

FREE ACCOMMODATION BOOKING SERVICE

We can also help before you even get to Porlock with our free accommodation booking service. Simply tell us what you are looking for and let us do the leg work for you. Call us on 01643 863150.

Visitor Information – we stock a wide range of maps, guides, travel information and leaflets, and we can help with booking your accommodation. In fact, everything you need to plan and enjoy a wonderful holiday in the area.

Craft Centre – we try to source all our products locally and have a lovely range of handcrafted and handmade goods including jams and chutneys, soaps, gifts, jewellery, cards, socks, scarves and much more. We also sell a good range of local interest books from natural history, local history and wildlife, to literature and poetry.

Things To See – we host exhibitions of local interest which change throughout the year. We have a very special topographical map of Exmoor where you can examine the hills and valleys of where you’ve walked or are planning to walk and we have a display of extremely rare aurochs bones, exposed by the sea in 1998.

Local Information – if you are new to the area pop in for your Welcome to Porlock pack full of useful information, phone numbers and more. We have details of many forthcoming events in the village and further afield and of course all the maps, guides and leaflets are here for you too.

Community – as well as providing information, we offer various community services. We take bookings for PALS (Porlock Area Lift Service,) arranging transport to hospital and other appointments. We are the ticket office for several local events and also sell fishing permits for the Watersmeet and Glenthorne Fishery and discounted tickets for the West Somerset Railway.

Contact us


    SUMMER OPENING HOURS:
    Monday: 10am-12.45pm
    Tuesday to Saturday: 10am-4pm

    Contact details
    Porlock Information Centre
    West End
    Porlock
    Somerset TA24 8QD

    Tel: 01643 863150
    email: enquiries@porlock.co.uk

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    10 hours 18 minutes ago

    Always lovely to see photos of the Exmoor red deer. @langbein_wildlife takes some amazing photos. 🤩 Posted @withregram

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    10 hours 58 minutes ago

    Have you visited Porlock Weir? 🌊 This charming harbour is perfect for a peaceful stroll. Enjoy fresh seafood

    PORLOCK INFORMATION CENTRE GOOGLE REVIEWS

    Chris Lock
    Chris Lock
    2024-04-16
    Such wonderful help & assistance was offered to myself, my wife Milena & our Greyhound Tilly by the extremely capable & kind Debbie as we sought dog friendly accommodation at short notice. Your generosity & professionalism will not be forgotten. Thank you Debbie. We are forever grateful!
    Denys Lyons
    Denys Lyons
    2024-04-08
    Always a smile and assistance from absolutely brilliant staff at the Visitor Centre. So lucky to have this valuable amenity in the village.
    Debbie Watkins
    Debbie Watkins
    2024-03-26
    What a wonderful place this visitors centre is. The manager and the staff are truly brilliant. Nothing is too much trouble and they go above and beyond to make sure you have all the information you need to enjoy your stay in Somerset.
    Mark Thomason
    Mark Thomason
    2023-07-28
    Wonderful,helpful staff! Called in on our way home from Exmoor walking holiday,excellent maps and knowledge on routes for hiking . Well worth a visit and a chat !
    Tetik Traveller
    Tetik Traveller
    2023-04-27
    Мы ехали в сторону Lynmouth и по дороге остановились в этом маленький но тихий и уютный городок Погуляли немного по городу,есть на что посмотреть,особенно красивы коттеджы❤️
    Alastair Wood
    Alastair Wood
    2022-06-17
    Everything a visitor centre should be, helpful friendly staff, great centre
    Nadine Flower
    Nadine Flower
    2022-04-29
    Lovely.
    Suzanne Bant
    Suzanne Bant
    2021-11-28
    Lovely gift shop reasonably priced, maps and information about walking on Exmoor and area. Worth a visit
    Sue BC
    Sue BC
    2021-07-16
    Excellent service. Very friendly.
    Emilio Ontoria
    Emilio Ontoria
    2020-09-22
    Good location and very useful information. Porlock visit is a must.

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