Porlock Weir Exmoor Somerset England UK June 2019 Porlock Weir, about 1.5 miles west of the inland village of Porlock, Somerset, England, is a small s

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Porlock Weir Exmoor Somerset England UK June 2019 Porlock Weir, about 1.5 miles west of the inland village of Porlock, Somerset, England, is a small settlement around a harbour. Porlock means place of the port and Porlock Weir is its harbour. Weir refers to salmon stakes and traps that were situated along the shore. It is a popular visitor attraction. Many cottages date from the 17th century, including the Gibraltar Cottages which have been designated by English Heritage as a grade II listed building. Like most ports in West Somerset, the harbour is tidal and is home to a small flotilla of yachts and is visited by many more in spring and summer. The port has existed for more than a thousand years.
Location: Porlock Weir Exmoor Somerset UK