MINEHEAD - LOCAL COASTAL TOWN
"QUIANT SOMERSET TOWN"
I travelled here simply to visit the butlins resort which was well maintained and offered alot for visitors, however, by exploring the local region I found excellent railway to local national parks, excellent seafront with a good promanade and good local people with honesty, integrity and a flair for business.
But time has not stood still in the town. Whilst still retaining much of the Victorian/Edwardian charm in its busy town centre and having many earlier, thatched cottages on the slopes of North Hill and in old Alcombe, the last fifty years particularly has seen great expansion.
In the post-war era, Sir Billy Butlin built his Holiday Centre at the eastern edge of the promenade and many new homes have been built, often for people who retire to live in a town where the pace of life is still gentler than in the larger towns and cities.
With the decline in traditional one or two week ‘bucket and spade’ holidays in the last thirty years, Minehead has worked hard to develop itself as a centre for short breaks, particularly for those wishing to explore the beauties of the nearby Exmoor National Park