Exmoor has long acted as inspiration for writers, artists and poets. From the Romantics like Shelley and Coleridge who loved to walk the moorland paths to RD Blackmore who did much to raise the profile of Exmoor through his famous novel "Lorna Doone" and more recently the writings of Hope Bourne.

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Exmoor's literary Links

From Coleridge and Southey to Hope Bourne and henry Williamson, discover some of the writers inspired by our National Park
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Exmoor Words

Do you know your apple-drane from your vuz-pig?
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Exmoor-inspired art

This Pinterest Board highlights just some of the amazing and varied art that has taken Exmoor as its subject
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This video shows how much Exmoor means to  local artist Terry Gable

Here are some upcoming events that might be particularly suitable for people who love art or culture. Or you can browse all events here


Porlock Santa Festival

Porlock High Street
28th Nov 2020 9:25 am
Come and see the variety of Santas created and displayed along the High Street. ...
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Dunster by Candlelight break

Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
4th Dec 2020 - 5th Dec 2020

Gin Tasting Evening with Bed and Breakfast

Simonsbath House Hotel
5th Dec 2020 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

New Years Eve Gala Dinner, Fireworks, Bed and Breakfast

Simonsbath House Hotel
29th Dec 2020 2:00 am - 2nd Jan 2021 11:00 am

New Year Jazz Break

Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
30th Dec 2020 - 1st Jan 2021

Folk Dance and Snowdrop Weekend

Yarn Market Hotel, High Street, Dunster
29th Jan 2021 1:01 pm - 31st Jan 2021 1:01 pm