The Area & Local Events
Somerset is a place of myth and magic, steeped in history, where eerie mists blur the line between fact and fiction.
Somerset is a land of Kings such as Arthur and Alfred. Cradle of Christianity in Britain, stronghold of Alfred the Great and scene of bloody Civil War battles. Famed for cider making and cider drinking, there are numerous cider farms, each with their own unique brew. Somerset’s cider traditions led to the birth of the Wurzels.
Greenbank Swimming Pool
Greenbank Swimming Pool, in the heart of Street, set in the beautiful Somerset countryside, located a stone’s throw from Clarks Village Shopping Centre. The fabulous 100 feet (30 metres) outdoor pool is heated to 30C in the main pool and 32C in the children’s pool, so you can swim comfortably even when the sun is hiding behind the clouds. The pool offers you a wonderful swimming experience in a lovely location.
The Castlebrook Inn
The Castlebrook Inn is a warm, family friendly country pub which is full of character and offers wholesome, homemade food and good quality cask ales.
Close by is the mystical town of Glastonbury, with its world famous Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury Abbey. Not only will you find the town of Glastonbury intriguing, and the Abbey fascinating you may also enjoy a visit to the Chalice Well where you will experience a tranquil, calm garden with a tumbling stream flowing through the middle. Otherwise just sit in a café enjoying the unique hippy culture.
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All around are the enigmatic and magical Somerset levels from which rise the Polden and Mendip hills to the north and the Quantock Hills and Blackdown Hills to the west.
Whether on foot, by bicycle or car there is much to do, places to visit and countryside to enjoy.
Wells, a few miles further on, is England’s smallest city. It’s worth a visit to see its magnificent Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and thriving twice weekly farmers’ market.
Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum
Take to the skies at the Fleet Air Arm Museum – representing the Royal Navy in the air.
With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft, more than 2 million records, and 30 thousand artefacts, the Museum is Europe’s largest naval aviation museum.
Wookey Hole Caves
Wookey Hole Caves are a series of limestone caverns, a show cave and tourist attraction in the village of Wookey Hole on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills near Wells in Somerset, England. The River Axe flows through the cave. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for both biological and geological reasons.
Cheddar Gorge is not only one of Britain’s most spectacular natural landmarks, but also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The Gorge boasts awe-inspiring cliffs and extraordinary subterranean stalactite show caves, plus many fascinating secrets about our prehistoric ancestors. It is also an international centre for caving and rock climbing.
Longleat Safari Park
Longleat is an English stately home and the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. A leading and early example of the Elizabethan prodigy house, it is adjacent to the village of Horningsham and near the towns of Warminster and Westbury in Wiltshire, and Frome in Somerset and is under an hour from Gypsy Caravan Breaks.
An elegant city full of traditional heritage, contemporary culture, green spaces and a few surprises.
Built for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times. The waters are still a big draw, both at the ancient Roman Baths and the thoroughly modern Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the only natural thermal hot springs in Britain you can bathe in.
West Somerset Railway
20 miles of heritage railway through stunning Somerset countryside and coast, take a steam train ride to the local beach.
22nd-23rd April 2023
Glastonbury Medieval Fayre
22nd/23rd April 2023
The Big Bark – Bath and West Showground
28th April – 1st May 2023
Abbey Hill Steam Fayre Rally
13th May 2023
Autofest – Bath & West showground
1-3rd June 2023
Royal Bath and West Show
11th June 2023
Green Scythe Fayre
21-25th June 2022
8th July 2023
Somertock Music Festival – Somerton
1st-15th July 2023
Somerton Arts Festival
14th/15th July 2023
7th-9th July 2023
Priddy Folk Festival
5th August 2023
The Glastonbury Extravaganza
19th August 2023
Ciderthon Run – Taunton
1st-3rd September 2023
Truckfest – Bath & West Showground
9th September 2023
Frome Cheese Show