Holnicote Estate - National Trust

Holnicote Estate - National Trust
The Holnicote Estate Office Selworthy
TA24 8TJ






01943 8632452

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Reach for the stars on the Holnicote Estate at Dunkery Beacon; Somerset and Exmoor’s highest point is ideal for star gazing in Europe’s only Dark Sky Reserve. With over 50km² of countryside and coastline to investigate everyday is an event thanks to Mother Nature. Rugged paths, BBQ’s at Bossington car park, invigorating views, unique wildlife, orienteering and cream teas are just a few of the delights available at the Holnicote Estate. Stop by our Visitor Centre or Cafe in Selworthy and unlock your potential in the Holnicote Estate.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Prehistoric site, Archaeological site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

365 days a year all day - The Holnicote Estate is open countryside and coastline.
Car parks subject to seasonal opening times.

Admission charges

Car parking charges may apply.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
photograph of forest path

Dawn Chorus Walk

  • 4 May 2014 6:30-8:30am

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day by joining us on a guided walk identifying bird song in Selworthy Woods.

We will finish at Periwinkle tea room for bacon butties and a hot drink.

Please bring suitable outdoor clothing, sturdy footwear and binoculars.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults £8.00, children £5.00.



photograph of heath fritillary butterfly

Heath Fritillary Butterfly Workshop

  • 3 June 2014 10am-4pm

Find out about this rare butterfly and learn the skills needed to survey it in its natural habitat.

Please bring suitable outdoor clothing, sturdy footwear and a packed lunch.

Please meet at Piles Mill. Allerford, TA24 8HP.

Suitable for

  • Any age