The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A local village pub in a Listed 17th Century building, near to Glastonbury and featuring music and specialty food nights.
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.
A super walk starting from the picturesque village of Pilton. The footpath follows the southern edge of the Mendip Hills and is approximately seven and a half miles long with 750 feet of ascent. Please be aware that Glastonbury Festival usually takes place towards the end of June and at this time all the local footpaths are closed.
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.
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!
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.
A fantastic 13th Century building with 14 acres of exquisite, tranquil gardens.
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.
Whilst in the area why not call in for a wide range of hand made foods, meats and local produce. There is also a Coffee Den which sounds like a great place for a quick bite to eat!
Lots of choice
The farm shop has a wonderful butchery counter and a wide range of products from the immediate area and a little further afield. Great for Christmas presents!
Jon Thorners Farm Shop
A farm shop just outside Shepton Mallett, near Pylle, stocking fresh vegetables, fruit, cakes, a butchery counter, jams, chutneys etc. There is also a Coffee Den for coffee, light lunches, and afternoon tea and cakes.
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