Exmoor Ponies near Landacre BridgeTourism is a key economic driver for West Somerset. The industry employs 35% of the local workforce and is worth over £216 million to the economy.
The Council has a major strategic interest in supporting this vital part of the economy and as such plays a key role in developing the industry, marketing the area and supporting businesses.

Considerable work is done in partnership to maximise benefits for the district, working with organisations such as Exmoor National Park Authority, the area's key industry led body, Exmoor Tourism, Visit Somerset, other local authorities and the Hinkley Tourism Action Partnership.

Discover more about these key tourism partnerships, projects and activity that West Somerset Council is involved with in this part of the website.


Visitor Information

West Somerset is a beautiful part of the country that includes a spectacular National Park, Heritage coastline and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

If you are looking for information in planning your holiday to the area then please visit the Visit Exmoor website -

Alternatively contact one of the area's information centres (details on our tourist information centre page).


Video of West Somerset & Exmoor by Exmoor Tourism