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.
Boasting England's shortest pier, this forms part of the seven-mile stretch of sand between Burnham-on-Sea and Brean. All that you'd expect from a classic British seaside resort beach, complete with donkey rides and entertainment for the kids in summer, plus all facilities nearby.
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.
This ancient market town had woolly beginnings (Shepton meaning 'sheep enclosure'), the medieval wool trade giving way to the cider production it is known for today. Lots of historic architecture remains and the Shepton Mallet Festival takes to the streets once a year.
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.
World famous landscaped gardens with a magnificent lake as centrepiece. Certainly worth a visit to see the classical temples, mystical grottoes and rare, exotic trees. Why not combine a walk around the garden with a visit to the house, restaurant and shop with opening time information available on their Web site.
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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