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Holford Town Information

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Waterwheel at Combe House Hotel - Photo © Martin Bodman
Waterwheel at Combe House Hotel
Photo: Martin Bodman CCL

Nestling among the Quantock Hills, this quiet village made quite an impression on the poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his fellow rhymer William Wordsworth. The latter rented Alfoxton House with his sister Dorothy in 1797 and wandered on the lonely hills nearby with Coleridge in tow. Their joint work ‘Lyrical Ballads’ went into print in 1798 and was partly inspired by their romantic surroundings.