The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A 17th Century coaching inn refurbished to the highest standards with contemporary touches and a night-lit walled garden. Children of all ages are welcome.
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.
Starting from the Quarry Car Park at Nunney, this nine mile circular ramble takes you through picturesque countryside. There are ten stiles on this route to nativate.
Although a busy, thriving market town, Frome has oodles of charm and heritage. Narrow cobbled streets, a weekly market and more listed buildings than any other Somerset town give Frome a real sense of history. The town is perfectly placed to enjoy some of Somerset’s finest attractions, including the stunning Georgian city of Bath, Longleat Safari Park and Stourhead, the exquisite National Trust property.
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.
Listen to lions roar and watch giraffes tower over the landscapes. At Longleat Safari Park little kids and big kids alike will fall under the magical spell of the wild. Go on a jungle cruise then hop over to Penguin Island before hedging your bets in the biggest hedge maze in Britain. A wonderful day of adventure awaits.
Fantastic for all ages
There is something here for every member of the family, and you can easily spend two days. The food outlets/shops etc are on the pricey side, but in fairness you do expect that at this type of attraction.
You won't see everything in one day
Grand house and attractions together with a drive through Safari park. Expensive to get in but once paid you have a passport for a week. You can even save up your Tesco clubcard points and get in for free! The house is interesting to look around and there are usually people in traditional dress doing role play with old cars and traditional old toys where your children can play. There is a maze and lot and lots of activites for children of all ages to do. The Safari park is brilliant, you get to see all your favourite animals in natural surroundings instead of in cages - but beware of the monkeys who will damage your car! A great day out and you won't see everything in one day.
A perfect little castle ruin with water-filled moat. It's worth a visit to the local church whilst you are in the village. The castle is maintained by English Heritage, see their Web site for further details.
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.
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