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Porlock Art Trail launch success

Porlock Art Trail launch success

The launch of the 2022 Porlock Vale Art trail took place last Saturday and Sunday (June 25th and 26th) and, despite heavy showers, we were thrilled to see so many residents and visitors to visit the amazing artists who took part in the Porlock Vale Art Trail. A town cry by our Town Crier, Grant [...]

Porlock celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Porlock celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Porlock celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style when the whole community came together with four days of action-packed entertainment and wonderful things to see and do. The celebrations started at Dovery Manor Museum with a very regal procession with our own “Queen” being chauffeur driven and her subjects royally following through the village. The [...]

Porlock gardens draw the crowds

Porlock gardens draw the crowds

It was yet another sell-out success for Porlock Open Gardens as visitors flocked to enjoy the efforts of green-fingered residents. Holiday makers and day trippers came from across the country to enjoy the delights of the gardens on show last weekend. This year’s event saw a range of different garden styles and showcased gardens in [...]

Electric Vehicle charging points go live in Porlock

Electric Vehicle charging points go live in Porlock

Visitors to Porlock can now charge their electric vehicles thanks to the installation of new EV charging points. Situated in Central Car Park, in the heart of the village, the charging points have been installed by SWARCO for Somerset West and Taunton Council. There are two 22KW charge points with space for four vehicles and [...]

Exmoor businesses win tourism awards

Exmoor businesses win tourism awards

Exmoor businesses took to the virtual stage to claim their prizes in the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards. The award winners were announced on Thursday in online celebrations for organisations and businesses that have delivered excellence across the industry. The Visitor Information Service of the Year category proved a double Exmoor success with Silver [...]

Porlock Visitor Centre is finalist in prestigious awards

Porlock Visitor Centre is finalist in prestigious awards

Porlock Visitor Centre has been named as a finalist in the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards. The centre will find out next month if it has achieved Gold, Silver or Bronze in the Visitor Information Service of the Year category for 2021 – 2022 year. The awards, sponsored by Quality in Tourism, look to [...]

Porlock Santa Festival 2021

Porlock Santa Festival 2021

Porlock is awash with a wonderful array of festive Santas getting up to all sorts, and all guaranteed to put smiles on faces. The annual Porlock Santa Festival launched on Friday December 10th with Santas staying in place until the end of the month so visitors and residents alike can enjoy the Santa Trail. A [...]

Porlock Late Night Christmas Shopping

Porlock Late Night Christmas Shopping

Porlock was full of festive fun on Saturday December 11th as the village held its annual Late Night Christmas Shopping event. The High Street was buzzing with residents and visitors enjoying music and laughter while browsing the shops and enjoying the odd tipple on Saturday evening. Entertainment for the annual event was provided by West [...]

Folk and contemporary music concert

Folk and contemporary music concert

Music filled the air at Porlock Weir on Saturday as crowds gathered for a concert of contemporary, popular music and folk music. Hosted by The Ship Inn (Bottom Ship), the event was held to raise funds for Porlock Visitor Centre. And thanks to donations and the performers giving their time and talent for free, the [...]

Gardens delight in Porlock

Gardens delight in Porlock

Residents of Porlock welcomed visitors from near and far as they opened their gardens for all to see. Holiday makers from Kent, Derbyshire and the West Midlands along with day trippers from Minehead, South Molton, Watchet, Dulverton and Barnstaple were among the many people who came to enjoy Porlock Open Gardens last weekend. The unexpected [...]

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