Beautiful village of misleading age. Jul 25, 2012
It may be partly because I spent the first night of my honeymoon there that I am so very fond of Selworthy. It is in the Exmoor National Park and, like the majority of that Park, it is in Somerset. There are a few beautiful thatched cottages around a rather elongated green. Everything points to a few hundred years history - except that the similarity of the cotteges might be a bit of a give-away. Actually it was built in the early 19th century as a model village for workers on the Holnicote Estate - long owned by the Acland family but now by the National Trust. There is also a church and two genuinely old buildings, which have incurred considerable restoration and adaptatioon.
Above the village a footpath leads rapidly to Selworthy Beacon where there are superb views. There is a profusion of different types of tree just near the path.
You can see some fine photos on http://www.picturesofengland.com/England/Somerset/Selworthy_Green/pictures
Part of the list England - (Yorkshire + Devon + Cornwall)
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