Tourist Information in Exmoor and West Somerset
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Porlock Town Information




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This engaging town was once the seat of the West Saxon kings. It was attacked by Danish pirates in the 10th century and in 1052 was burned by Harold, son of Earl Godwin. Today it is a restless market place at the foot of a steep hill with a small, boat-bobbing harbour. Nearby, the village of Horner boasts a Victorian water mill.

Porlock Bay, taken from Porlock Wier - Photo © Catherine Edwards
Porlock Bay, taken from Porlock Wier
Photo: Catherine Edwards CCL