Tourism


GENERAL INFORMATION

Our farm in set at the foot of Somerset's gorgeous Mendip hills, central to many fantastic things to see and places to go. See below for a selection of the best! For more information on the county you can visit www.somerset.gov.uk!

Somerset Levels
The Somerset Levels are steeped in Arthurian Legend. From Glastonbury Abbey where Arthur's tomb is said to be, to Cadbury Castle the possible location of Camelot, to Pomparles Bridge from where Arthur is said to have thrown Excalibur! The levels are great for cycling so why not bring your bike along and take in the sites!
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Wookey Hole Caves
Wookey Hole Caves and Paper Mill are just 5 miles away from the farm. Probably the best caves in the UK, Wookey Hole also contains a paper mill, archaeological finds and a Victorian amusement arcade ('What the Butler saw'!). To find out more about Wookey Hole Caves, why not go to their website by clicking here.
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Cheddar and Cheddar Gorge
Awesome scenery awaits you in Cheddar Gorge, together with tourist shops for souvenirs, a crazy golf site and some quality Ice Cream from the A. J. Derrick shop (recommended to be topped with clotted cream and a flake)! There is also a reservoir and a Tourist Information Office and Cream Teas are also highly recommended (see our Food and Drink page for more info). The Cheddar website can be found here.
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Wells, Glastonbury, Street, Wedmore
For shopping, try these small towns out. Just 5-8 miles away, they are ideal to wander round. Wells (smallest city in England) is famous for it's well waters, Cathedral and Bishops Palace. Glastonbury has some fantastic shops to visit from incense sticks to magical potions:- a really different experience! Glastonbury also has the Abbey Ruins (King Arthur's birthplace), Tor and Chalice Well - well worth visiting! Street is an excellent shopping town, famous for Clarks Shoes; also has lots of charity shops for bargains! 3 Miles west of the farm is Wedmore, where King Alfred (the chap who burnt the cakes !) brought the Danish king when he made peace with him. Wedmore was mentioned in the Doomsday book and features heavily in Somerset folklore. 
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Burnham, Weston-super-Mare and Minehead Beaches !!!
If you fancy a day out at the beach, you will find these traditional English seaside towns a real treat. About 15 miles west of the farm ! Burnham on Sea and Weston-super-Mare have all you could want for a true English seaside experience; fish and chips, clean beaches, donkey rides for the kids, ice cream on long hot summer afternoons, and a pier at Weston to stroll along. Around the coastal corner lies Minehead with its West Somerset Steam Railway!
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Longleat
Longleat. Simply a superb full day out. The Country House and home of Lord Bath. It has a Safari Park (with a bus if you value your car!), Dr Who Exhibition, Gardens, an Excellent Maze, WWII exhibitions (including some original paintings by Adolf Hitler!), classic car collection and much much more makes this a great family day out. NOTE: Get there early to do all the events in one day!!! You may be lucky enough to be there on a day to see Lord Baths Murals! Recently there is a hot air balloon ride to go up and down in (extra charge).
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Other Local Places to Visit
A Working Water Mill (Burcott) , Cheddar Car Boot Sale (every Sunday is a real treat !), King Johns Hunting Lodge (Axbridge), Clarks Shopping Village (Street), Peat Moors Visitors Centre, Cheddar Caves, Bath (Roman Baths!) ... the list goes on and on!
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Not-So-Further-A-Field !
There is Minehead's West Somerset Railway, Bristol (Exploratory, Harbour and Ships, Zoo, Harveys Sherry Museum, SS Great Britain), Stonehenge, Exmoor Country Park, Yeovil Air Museum, Haynes Motor Museum (Sparkford) and much, much more!


Thank you for your interest in our farm !