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


Music Holiday Week in Dunster

Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster
11th Aug 2019 3:00pm - 18th Aug 2019 3:00pm
A residential workshop for both choral singers and orchestra players. The choir ...
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Music Holiday Week in Dunster

Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
11th Aug 2019 3:00pm - 18th Aug 2019 11:00am

Brompton Regis Show and Gymkhana

Cricket Field, Brompton Regis
17th Aug 2019 9:00am-6:00pm

Photography trail

Arlington Court
27th Jul 2019 10:30am-4:00pm

Charles Village Exhibition

Charles Church, Charles
29th Jun 2019 2:00pm-5:30pm

Open air performance by choir and orchestra

Yarn Market Hotel Dunster
17th Aug 2019 2:00pm-3:00pm