Tropiquaria Wildlife Park
Washford Cross, Watchet TA23 0QB, UK
About Tropiquaria Wildlife Park
Tropiquaria Zoo is one of the most unique zoos or wildlife parks in the country. There is a mainly African theme to the tropical hall and aquarium as well as the large number of outside enclosures. The zoo is a member of BIAZA, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and has successfully bred a number of endangered species of mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish.
Attractions near Tropiquaria Wildlife Park
Cleeve Abbey was founded in 1198, and the first Circestircian monks arrived here from Revesby Abbey in Lincolnshire. Over its 350-year monastic history Cleeve was undistinguished amongst the abbeys of its order, frequently ill-governed and often financially troubled. The abbey remains include a gatehouse, cloister range, refectory with a superb angel roof, and a 'painted chamber' featuring medieval wall paintings.
Dunster beach is a sandy beach on the edge of the Exmoor National Park in Somerset. The site is a collection of charming historic beach huts, the first built nearly 100 years ago by Lady Luttrell who resided at Dunster Castle. The huts housed Coastal Defence Workers and the Home Guard during World War II with trenches, barbed wire and pillboxes, although now just the pillboxes remain as a reminder of those darker days.
Dunster Castle is a former motte and bailey castle, now a country house, in the village of Dunster, Somerset, England. The castle lies on the top of a steep hill called the Tor, and has been fortified since the late Anglo-Saxon period. After the Norman conquest of England in the 11th century, William de Mohun constructed a timber castle on the site as part of the pacification of Somerset.
The National Park Centre at Dunster has been recently refurbished, and you will find interactive exhibits, a video microscope and new displays that introduce you to the special habitats that can be found on Exmoor. Visit the exhibition room and take the time to see our HD film introducing the National Park.
The Yarn Market in Dunster, Somerset, England was built around 1590 and has been designated as a Grade I listed building and scheduled ancient monument. The market cross was probably built in 1609 by the Luttrell family who were the local lords of the manor to maintain the importance of the village as a market, particularly for wool and cloth.
Kilve Beach near Watchet is a fascinating stretch of the Jurrasic coast. Grand limestone cliffs back the slate and shingle beach, with interesting rock formations sweeping the shoreline. The rock and pebble beach is a beloved location for families and children due its scenic views, large grass area ideal for picnics and the nearby Chantry Tea Gardens.
Where is Tropiquaria Wildlife Park
Discover more attractions in Somerset, where Tropiquaria Wildlife Park is located
Somerset covers a vast area of land in the south-west of England, from the rolling Blackdown Hills on the Somerset-Devon border, to the Mendips and Quantocks south of Bristol, and finishing in the west with the Exmoor National Park. To the north is Bath and North-East Somerset, which although administered separately, nonetheless feel like part and parcel of this English county.