Things to Do


City of Wells The White House is just outside the City of Wells, the smallest cathedral city in England.  This beautiful City has many wonderful historic areas of interest to explore as well as cafes, shops and restaurants. Connected to the Cathedral and Bishops Palace by a short walk, the paved footpath across Bishops Fields offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside and Glastonbury Tor.  Bishops Palace is surrounded by a moat which is home to the famous Wells swans.  These swans have been training to ring the Palace Bell for food and the best time to see this is around 9:30 in the morning although times do vary and the rope pull isn’t lowered every day.   The Market Place hosts a farmers’ market every Wednesday and Saturday offering a variety of fresh produce and luxury items.  Wells Farmers’ Market won a Gold Award in the Taste of the West Hospitality & Retail Awards 2014. And don’t forget to visit Vicars’ Close next to the Cathedral.  This stunning medieval cobbled street, built in 1360, is the oldest continually occupied street in Europe. For more information about places to visit and events in Wells visit the Tourist Information Centre
National Cycle Network The White House is just yards away from Route 3 of the National Cycle Network. The Dulcote section is along a disused railway and is a favourite place for quiet walks with the dog and easy cycle rides.
Glastonbury Tor The very beautiful Glastonbury Tor can be seen from Dulcote and Glastonbury is also home to the very popular Glastonbury  FestivalGlastonbury Abbey, rumoured resting place of King Arthur and his Queen Guinevere van be found In the centre of the town along with a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants The walk to the Tor isn’t too long with two available routes to the top.  The gentlest slope is a little longer but not as strenuous!
Challice Well Chalice Well is one of Britain’s most ancient wells, nestling in the Vale of Avalon between the famous Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill.  This is a beautiful and peaceful venue, certainly worth a trip during your time in Dulcote. Very close to the Tor, you can visit Chalice Well for a well earned rest after your climb!
Cheddar Gorge For a more energetic day out visit Cheddar Gorge, This world-famous and majestic site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing.  It’s a great place to find out more about our prehistoric ancestors and the museum is fun for the children.   For the foodies amongst you, visit the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company, the only cheesemakes left in Cheddar.  This is a great day out where you can watch the cheese being made and matured before buying your delicious samples from the shop! And watch out for the shops selling mulled cider – delicious and addictive.
Wookey Hole More caves can be found at Wookey Hole, although the focus of this day out is family fun with many attractions in addition to the caves.
Stourhead House and Gardens This National Trust Palladian mansion and world famous landscaped garden is definitely worth a visit.  Contained within the  1,072 hectare (2,650 acre) Stourhead estate, you can see chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland which are all managed for wildlife
Clarks Village Clarks Village is a must for shopaholics.  This retail outlet is superb, with a wide variety of high quality outlets including Coat, Jaeger, Timberland and many more.  Discounts upwards of 60% and more will make this a day to remember
Longleat Safari Park Longleat Safari Park is another great family day out.  Close by is Longleat House, and also Centre Parcs
Cider Farms And you just can’t visit Somerset without finding out more about our Cider!  Apple orchards are a vital part of the Somerset landscape and the following URL provides details of this via a map which will help you to discover the main farmhouse cider and apple juice producers who rely on those orchards. Half the fun of exploring a region is the journey to the farm. Some working farms are large concerns, others small, but each has its own local distinctiveness. Many of the cider farms are now geared up for visitors and you will always be able to sample the produce. Almost all are open to the public but some require you to phone first.  Click on to find out more.