The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Set in the heart of beautiful Somerset, this pub offers good home made food, an extensive wine list and local ales. The gardens have lovely views and in the winter you can warm up next to the roaring open fires.
Burnham-on-Sea's beaches are comprised of everything you could need for a quintessential day by the sea, including ice cream galore, donkey rides, cafes and, most importantly, oodles of golden sand. Being Europe's second longest stretch of sand, the beaches offer lots of space to play and explore. For a beach in the heart of the action, visit Burnham Main Beach, also home to Britain's shortest pier.
Follow Farm Road over the East Somerset Railway Bridge and then head along a footpath across fields. Cross the A361 and go into the churchyard of the 12th century St Aldhelm's church. Check out the crystal clear waters of the well below the church, reputed to have healing powers. Take the footpath up Ingsdons Hill and join the East Mendip Way towards Shepton Mallet. Turn left onto Bodden Lane and cross the A361 again. If you are ready for a refreshment stop, pop into the Charlton House Hotel before continuing south along Frog Lane, through Bullimore Farm and up to the ridge where you can enjoy lovely views over the Somerset Levels. Walk east along the ridge back to the starting point or follow one of the many footpaths across Doulting Sheep Sleight to vary the length of your walk. Approximately 4 miles.
With origins dating back to Roman times, Shepton Mallet is a hotchpotch of different architectural styles and historical sites. Short drives from both the Mendip Hills and Cranborne Chase AONB, visitors can make the most of the medieval market town and surrounding countryside.
On the first weekend of June, the country's biggest rural festival takes place. And it's not just livestock. See their Web site for this event and other all year round events.
Visit the world-famous gardens at Stourhead and sit amongst tranquil scenes. Described as ‘a living work of art’, the gardens lead visitors on a breath-taking journey. Spend a while in the 18th Century Palladian villa and Hoare family home, before wending your way around the grounds, falling in love with the beautifully thought out landscapes and classical architecture.
This is the most beautiful place you can imagine - the walk around the lake, dropping into the various buildings and grottoes, is breathtaking. All I can say is you really must visit.
A wonderful must in Dorset. Great gardens and interesting house. Well worth a visit.
Why not take a walk up this iconic, legendary Tor? Well worth the effort, you will have spectacular views across 3 counties. Dogs must be on a lead and there are no public conveniences.
It's well worth the initially steep climb up the tor for the amazing panoramic views from the summit - we parked in Glastonbury itself, walked up through the town and past the Chalice Well to tackle the steepest slope first, which meant an easier walk down the 'back' of the tor and a stroll through countryside to get back to the top of the town. Plenty of tea shops and cafes to refuel at when you get back!
Housed within a beautiful Somerset stone building, the pretty exterior is in-keeping with the village surroundings and reflected in the duck pond out front.
Set In the beautiful village of Batcombe, this 400 year old county pub uses fresh, local and seasonal produce to create a changing menu with both modern and traditional pub classic food. With a spacious bar and lovely dining room, this pub caters for all and is child and dog friendly.
Review by C. Pimiento
Chanced upon a great place near Bruton - The Three Horseshoes Batcombe - oldy wordly. Just a great pub - had a great lunch then went for a walk - Beautiful 5 stars
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