Things to do

Colliers Way walking/cycling trail

A scenic cycle or walk along the Colliers Way is a must while visiting the historic village of Mells.  Nothing but 25 miles of beautiful views and interesting history awaits you along this former railway line, which once linked Radstock and Frome. Directions available here. 

Around & About

What better way to embrace the beauty of Somerset than a “curated experience” through the eyes of the locals themselves. Described as “intimate journeys” for those seeking “more than the ordinary”

Visit their website for more details on booking your experience.

aroundandaboutbath.com

Portfolio Art Tours

Bespoke tours of extraordinary art in stunning locations http://www.portfolioarttours.com/

Historic Frome (5 min drive)

A market town with a charming historic centre and more listed buildings than anywhere else in the region. 
It is the fourth largest town in Somerset, with a population of approx 27,000, and has plenty to offer within the town and in the surrounding area. Set on the eastern edge of the Mendip Hills, Frome is built on steep hills around the river which gave the town its name. Founded in the seventh century, the older part remains relatively unaffected by expansion, with some streets still cobbled and many of the buildings dating from the 1700s.

The town offers a wide variety of shops, many of them independent and specialist, as well as national chains, cafes, restaurants, a cinema and the twice-weekly market.

Here are some intersting links to give a flavour as to what Frome has to offer:

www.thefromeindependent.org.uk
Taking over the whole of Frome town centre – on the first Sunday of every month (Mar to Dec) this fantastic market spreads from the bohemian St Catherine’s district, dips into Cheap Street, reclaims the high st (Market Place), colonises Scott Road and the Westway before settling in the Market Yard.

www.thelistfrome.co.uk
Frome’s very best list of all that is going on.

gardencafefrome.co.uk/gallery
A lovely Frome cafe to stop off at after some hard shopping.

www.fromefestival.co.uk
Held on the 1st to 10th of July 2016 with an excellent variety of cultural events – definitely worth a special trip.

Longleat

Offering a different adventure with every step, Longleat estate has something for the whole family to enjoy, whether it be a drive through the exotic safari park, a step back in time through the manor, or finding your escape through the maze, you wont be left disappointed!

Visit their website for updated attractions and reservations.

longleat.co.uk

Stourhead

Described as a “living work of art” when it was first opened in the 1740’s , Stourhead is not to be missed. Offering beautiful walks through stunning landscapes, packed with history, and beauty at every turn. Stourhead can be enjoyed at any time of year, whether it be a crispy autumn stroll or summer picnic.

nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead

Mendip Hills (10 min drive)

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a mecca for walkers, cyclists, bird-watchers and lovers of the great outdoors.

mendiphillsaonb.co.uk

Cley Hill
 (10 min drive)

Once part of the Longleat estate, the hill was entrusted to The Nation Trust by the 6th Marquess of Bath. Ascend the hill to enjoy extensive views of West Wiltshire and Somerset, or to experience uninterrupted views of the sky from this locally famous UFO hotspot.

Explore the botanically rich chalk downland and discover an abundance of wild flowers teeming with insect life. The site is also significant for its geology and archaeology. It was formed by ancient seas and it’s been shaped by man since its prehistoric role of guarding territorial boundaries, through to more recent farming and quarrying.

Clay Pigeon Shooting - Wells

A 30 acre shooting ground with more than 60 automatic traps and features. There is something to challenge and reward both the novice shooter and the expert.

Tel: 0844 745 5008

www.thebigshoot.co.uk

Golf

Farrington Golf Course

Set in the foothills of the Mendips in the rolling Somerset countryside.  The 200 acre former Duchy estate is home to 27 holes of championship golf, traditional clubhouse buildings and a state of the art health and fitness club.

Tel: 01761 451596

farringtonpark.co.uk

Antique Hunting - Shepton Mallet

One of the best antique markets in the UK and certainly the South West, if you love one of a kinds and antiques this is a must-do event.

www.iacf.co.uk/shepton-mallet