Further Afield

Stonehenge and Avebury Stonehenge and Avebury are approximately 40 miles away and well worth a visit.  One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is in an area of outstanding beauty and is the remains of a ring of standing stones built between 3000 BC and 2000 BC in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.  Spectacularly beautiful at sunrise and sunset.
 Bath The Roman City of Bath is approximately 20 miles away and offers theatre, wonderful places to eat and shop and the Roman Bath House, the best preserved ancient temple and baths in Northern Europe
 Somerset Nature Reserves  Somerset Wildlife Trust protects some of the county’s most threatened habitats and precious species within its nature reserves. They are great places to enjoy and explore the amazing wildlife and landscapes we have on our doorstep. There are many opportunities to get close to nature and see some very special wildlife.  There are 72 nature reserves across Somerset, 
Cadbury Castle  Cadbury Castle, said to be Camelot, home of King Arthur, is 17 miles away.   Cadbury Castle is large, a classic hillfort with earthworks and a perimeter of 1200 yards encloses an 18 acre flat plateau at the top, with a raised area on the western end that is called localy as “Arthur’s Palace.” The summit of Cadbury Castle commands a fine a view over the entire countryside as far as Glastonbury Tor 12 miles away.
Cleeve Abbey  Cleeve Abbey, approximately 45 miles away is a medieval monastery located near the village of Washford. Closed by Henry VIII in the course of the Dissolution of the Monasteries, it is one of the best-preserved medieval Cistercian monastic sites in Britain
Coleridge Cottage  Approximately 36 miles away is Coleridge Cottage, home to Samuel Taylor Coleridge.  Coleridge rented the cottage and while he lived there wrote many of his better known works, and was visited by William Wordsworth and other early members of the Romantic movement.  Coleridge Cottage is in the Quantock Hills, an area of outstanding natural with lots of beautiful walks 

Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Farleigh Hungerford Castle is 20 miles away, in a beautiful valley of the river Frome.  Now in ruins, the castle played a significant part in the English Civil War. Evidence has also been found of occupation during Roman times; the foundations of a villa were excavated in a field just north west of the castle in 1822.

 Frome  15 miles away is Frome.  this lovely market town is full of independent shops, lovely eating places and has a great market  “The Frome Independent” Market dates for 2015 are:

  • 1st March / 5th April / 3rd May
  • 7th June / 5th July / 2nd August / 6th September
  • 4th October / 1st November / 6th December
Castle Coombe  Castle Combe has been called ‘The Prettiest Village in England’ and with good reason; visitors have been coming to enjoy its charms for at least a century and the small street leading from the Market Cross down to the By Brook is as picturesque today as it ever was. In more recent times the village has played host to many filming activities, the most famous of these being ‘Doctor Doolittle’ filmed in and around the village in 1966. More recently the village has had a major role in ‘Warhorse’ ‘Stardust’ and ‘The Wolf Man’.  The village is also a sanctuary to wildlife as it is a conservation area and enjoys the beauty of nature at its very best.
Tyntesfield National Trust This spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens and parkland is just a stone’s throw away from Bristol.  The garden and estate balance faded beauty and function with an abundance of nature; celebrated in ornate Gothic carvings that decorate the house. Flower filled terraces, an empty lake, woodland, champion trees and productive kitchen garden give further opportunities for exploration