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History and heritage

Wells (2.5 miles) Steeped in history, Wells is England’s smallest city, and one of the most beautiful. Although much of the glory of Wells lies in the past, it is very much a city of the present day, a busy market town of outstanding beauty. Visit the awe inspiring Cathedral and Bishops Palace and take time to stroll down Vicar’s Close, the oldest purely residential street in Europe. read more

Glastonbury (8 miles) A small Somerset town situated between the Mendip and Polden Hills on the ‘Isle of Avalon’ which is the geographical designation for this land of mystical legend and antiquity. Dominated by famous the Tor, Glastonbury is a fascinating destination all year round. The Abbey and Rural Life Museum are both worth a visit.  read more

Bath (23 miles) Nourished by natural hot springs, Bath offers a unique experience with stunning architecture, great shopping and iconic attractions. read more

Clevedon (24 miles) Clevedon is situated on the the Bristol Channel Coast and was once a hillside settlement. It became a very popular Victorian seaside resort and has many fine examples of architecture from that era. read more

Barrington Court (26 miles) A National Trust location. Jekyll – inspired garden, working kitchen garden and Tudor manor house. read more

Bristol (22 miles) Explore a city rich in history and heritage read more

Lytes Cary Manor (15 miles) A National Trust location. This intimate manor house was the former home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte; here visitors can learn about his famous 16th-century plant directory, Lytes Herbal. read more

Montacute House (26 miles) A National Trust location. Montacute House is a magnificent, glittering mansion, built in the late 16th century for Sir Edward Phelips. Montacute’s formal gardens are perfect for a stroll and include a collection of roses, mixed borders and famous wobbly hedges. read more

Stourhead (23 miles) A National Trust location. Lying in secluded privacy in its own valley, Stourhead features one of the world’s finest 18th-century landscape gardens. read more

Tintinhull Garden (23 miles) A National Trust location. Created last century around an attractive 17th-century manor house, this is one of the most harmonious small gardens in Britain. read more