The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A village pub not far from Taunton, the Owners bring their experience of living in South Africa to the menu, as well as local produce. Proud winners of the Somerset Life Magazine award for 'Best Country Pub 2012'.
Kilve Beach sits halfway between Minehead and Bridgwater. A rolling grassy expanse meeting a rocky beach peppered with rock pools, Kilve is picnic paradise. A Site of Special Scientific Interest, the beach is also home to lots of fossils, including ammonites and reptile remains. Just remember, you are not allowed to dig them directly out of the cliffs though.
A gentle 5 kilometre walk over undulating countryside with lovely views of the Blackdown Hills and beyond. Park beside the road at the old quarry just beyond West Monkton and you can stop for a well-deserved pint on your return at the Monkton Inn.
Taunton is Somerset's county town and has all the shopping, dining and leisure facilities you would expect from a busy urban centre. That's not to say that Taunton has forgotten its sense of heritage and history; take a wander away from the high street and you'll find narrow lanes lined with wonderful old buildings, Victorian fountains and pretty parks entered through elaborate wrought iron gates. The castle is the highlight, though – a beautifully restored Saxon example, it now houses the Somerset County Museum.
Forty acres of loveliness including streams, temples, woodland and terraces. The garden features Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian influences.
Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at Hestercombe, beautiful gardens, waterfalls and views! Great shop too and dog friendly too.
Quite simply stunning , superb gardens and house . A beautiful location with superb views. The coffee shop is well worth a visit and the restaurant if you have more time .
All the staff were very friendly and gave an excellent impression.
This is exactly the way to manage these houses . Take note National Trust at Montacute . I know which house we shall return to .
Home cooked food and cakes served in a lovely setting overlooking the Quantocks. Panoramic view, outdoor sun deck, ample parking and dog friendly, a great please to stop when out and about in the area.
Lemon Drizzle Cake, YUM
Best lemon drizzle cake I have ever had. Lovely local Miles tea and coffee, delicious.
A pretty18th century inn strategically placed on the old turnpike road on the edge of the village. Call in for lunch or dinner with a seasonally changing menu and specials. Children are welcome and ample parking is available.
Had Sunday lunch on 4th June. Food delivered quickly and was very good. Seems to be a good choice on the menu and staff very pleasant. Good parking and easily accessible from Taunton. Would definitely pay a second 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!
This three acre lake is well-stocked with carp. There is an on-site tackle shop.
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