Welcome to the Lorna Doone Hotel
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The Lorna Doone Hotel is a family run, licensed hotel and restaurant centrally situated in Somerset yet within walking distance of both Exmoor and the Exmoor Coastline. All rooms are en-suite, individually furnished and each named from the famous romantic novel written by R. D. Blackmore in 1869, Lorna Doone.
Take a walk through the narrow lanes of the picturesque village of Porlock with its interesting shops and boutiques. Porlocks’ origins can be traced back to the 12th century and has some lovely old thatched buildings, an ancient parish church and museum. If you enjoy walking, riding or cycling there are many well marked paths and bridleways to follow. Visit the quaint harbour at Porlock Weir where you can walk the steep and scenic hill path to Culbone Church – reputedly the smallest complete Parish church in England.
The walk from the hotel to Bossington follows marked paths across the fields and through the marshes. Enjoy beautiful buildings and a rewarding cream tea at the end of your walk; or continue up the hill to Hurlestone Point for truly spectacular views of the coast and countryside.There are many other walks around Porlock and surrounding villages, please ask and we will be only too happy to help. Travel to the village of Bampton near Dulverton where a statue of Lorna will be found in the River. Robbers Bridge can be found near Culbone just off the A39, 4 miles west of Porlock where you can follow the path along Weir Water, there is a car park at the bridge.
With so much to do and see in and around the area, we look forward to welcoming you to our hotel. Call 01643862404