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.
Taking in the beauiful Somerset countryside, this nineteen mile walk runs from Wells to Frome. Starting near the stunning cathedral, you will pass through several wooded sections including King's Castle Woods and Ham Woods, both owned by the National Trust. Don't forget to arrange your transport home unless you feel up to the return walk!
The city of Wells is rightly famous for its cathedral, which was built in the 12th Century. Though tiny, Wells is a thriving city with plenty of good shopping and eating.
Must see - Vicar's Close, Wells, Somerset.
Wells itself is absolutely steeped in history with the Bishop's Palace and the magnificent cathedral (for instance) both virtually next door to eachother. In and around there are many historically important landmarks too - but the 'hidden gem' is Vicar's Close, just to the side of the cathedral..... it is the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in Europe, dating back to 1363!! Astonishing to think these houses have been there (and lived in) for 650 years... and a truly beautiful sight too. Absolutely worth the small walk around from the 'main' places of interest.
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!
A fantastic 13th Century building with 14 acres of exquisite, tranquil gardens.
A great day out for all the family with romantic ruins to explore, thirty six acres of parkland, an outdoor cafe, excellent gift shop and modern visitor centre. Costumed guides tell historic tales and you can even visit the legendary burial place of King Arthur. Check their Web site for opening times and further details.
You can enjoy breakfast, morning coffee, lunch of afternoon tea here. With lovely views, you can often spot local wildlife whilst sitting in the pretty gardens.
Fenny Castle tea rooms near Wells does wonderful lunches/coffee/breakfasts.
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.
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