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Forde Abbey [Garden]

Chard

Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset

A magnificent 12th Century former Cistercian monastery, Forde Abbey now ranks as one of the top ten gardens in England. Built beside the banks of the River Axe in the rolling Dorset hills, this outstanding stately home is surrounded by 30 acres of... more

Exmoor National Park [Attraction / Activity]

Exmoor House, Dulverton

Exmoor National Park, Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset


Discover the Breathtaking Views of Exmoor National Park Sitting across 267 square miles in south west Britain, Exmoor National Park engulfs an enormous variety of landscapes, from moorland, woodland and valleys to soaring cliffs... more

Montacute House [Garden]

Montacute, Yeovil

Montacute House, Montacute, Yeovil, Somerset


Explore the stunning grounds of and Elizabethan House Montacute House and gardens is a simple, elegant, Elizabethan garden comprised largely of green spaces, of lawns and processions of clipped yews. Most memorable is the formal... more

Lytes Cary Manor [Historic House]

Somerton

Lytes Cary Manor, Somerton, Somerset


Discover the beautiful Lytes Cary Manor The home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte, the limestone house that is Lytes Cary Manor has been inhabited since the 14th century. It was passed through a succession of generations of the... more

The Spa at Charlton House [Spa]

Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury

The Spa at Charlton House, Charlton Road, Glastonbury, Somerset

An atmosphere of nurturing opulence - relax, de-stress, rejuvenate and contemplate. The superb Moroccan themed thermal spa includes a massaging Hydroptherapy Pool, an aroma infused Laconium, a Crystal steam room, invigorating Finnish Sauna,... more

Hestercombe Gardens [Garden]

Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset


Discover Hestercombe Gardens Hestercombe is unique in having three complete period gardens covering fifty acres. The Georgian landscape, Victorian terrace and the formal Edwardian gardens combine to create one of Britain´s premier... more

Holbrook House [Spa]

Castle Cary Road, Wincanton

Holbrook House, Castle Cary Road, Wincanton, Somerset

Holbrook House Spa, a lovely Georgian property set in 20 acres of beautiful Somerset countryside, is the place to live out your glamorous country pile dreams. Its period pretty creeper clad exterior gives way to a modern spa inside, brimming with... more

The Walled Gardens of Cannington [Garden]

Church Street, Cannington, Bridgwater

The Walled Gardens of Cannington, Church Street, Bridgwater, Somerset

The Walled Gardens of Cannington lie within the grounds of a medieval priory in the village of Cannington in Somerset. Having undergone extensive redevelopment, the Gardens were officially opened by HRH the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward and have been... more

Glastonbury Abbey [Attraction / Activity]

Abbey Gatehouse, Magdelene Street, Glastonbury

Glastonbury Abbey, Abbey Gatehouse, Glastonbury, Somerset

The beautiful ruins of Glastonbury Abbey attracts visitors from all over the world, join them and step through time with our wide range of events. From March to October, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of medieval living, when the... more

Montacute House [Historic House]

Montacute, Yeovil

Montacute House, Montacute, Yeovil, Somerset


Step inside a masterpiece of Elizabethan Design Montacute House is an Elizabethan house adorned with elegant chimneys, carved parapets, heraldic glass and other Renaissance features. The magnificent state rooms include the Long... more

Dunster Castle [Historic House]

Dunster, Minehead

Dunster Castle, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset


Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Originally built in Norman times, Dunster Castle was remodelled in the late 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. Only the 13th century gatehouse has... more

Buff Urban Day Spa [Spa]

22/24 Station Road, Taunton

Buff Urban Day Spa, 22/24 Station Road, Taunton, Somerset

You don’t need to trek to far-flung destinations to get yourself a spot of spa-ing. Take your feet to the streets of Taunton where Buff, a sophisticated urban retreat, provides downtime in the middle of the metropolis. Its small exterior belies the... more

Forde Abbey & Gardens [Historic House]

Forde Abbey, Chard

Forde Abbey & Gardens, Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset

Forde Abbey was a Cistercian monastery, founded mid-12th century, and has been a private home since 1543. The buildings seen today almost all existed when the monks departed. The interior was substantially remodelled in 1649-58 by Edmund Prideaux,... more

The Spa at The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa [Spa]

Lower Henlade, Taunton

The Spa at The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa, Lower Henlade, Taunton, Somerset

Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa is positioned as the jewel in Somerset, the spa provides an exclusive and intimate atmosphere, the idyllic combination of heat and water experiences, fitness essentials and first class bespoke treatments, will guarantee... more

West Somerset Railway [Attraction / Activity]

The Railway Station, Warren Road, Minehead

West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Minehead, Somerset

The West Somerset Railway recaptures the era of the branch line country railway in the days of steam. Enjoy 20 miles of glorious Somerset scenery as the train gently rolls back the years on its journey through the Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor... more

Dunster Castle [Garden]

Dunster, Minehead

Dunster Castle, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset


Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Dunster Castle has a hilltop garden, lawn and interesting rare shrub borders. Below there are formal woodland terraces and along the river, opulent sub-tropical plantings of... more

Wookey Hole Attractions and Hotel [Attraction / Activity]

Wookey Hole, Wells

Wookey Hole Attractions and Hotel, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset

I took the kids (eight and five) to Wookey Hole some months ago and they still talk about it to this day. The undoubted highlight was the dark and gloomy tour of the 50,000-year-old caves (with their secret river and encrusted caverns), where a... more

Enmore Park Golf Club [Golf Course]

Enmore, Bridgwater

Enmore Park Golf Club, Enmore, Bridgwater, Somerset

Enmore Park Golf Club was founded in 1906 in Cannington before moving to Enmore in 1932 with a course designed by Fred Hawtree. This beautiful championship course boasts lovely views amidst the rolling Quantock Hills. It provides a challenging and... more

Burnham & Berrow Golf Club [Golf Course]

St Christopher’s Way, Burnham-on-Sea

Burnham & Berrow Golf Club, St Christopher’s Way, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Burnham and Berrow, a great links on the Somerset coast created by Alister Mackenzie and Harry Colt, has hosted almost every major amateur championship. In 2011, Burnham has the unique distinction of hosting the Brobazon and the R&A British Boys in... more

Milton Lodge [Garden]

Old Bristol Road, Wells

Milton Lodge, Old Bristol Road, Wells, Somerset

Milton Lodge has charming Grade II listed gardens with south facing terraces overlooking Wells Cathedral and the Vale of Avalon with mixed borders, roses, yew hedges, fine trees and a separate 7 acre arboretum. Originally laid out in the early 1900s... more

Barrington Court [Garden]

Barrington, Ilminster

Barrington Court, Barrington, Ilminster, Somerset


Explore the stunning Barrington Court Gardens Created by influential horticulturalist, artist and writer Gertrude Jekyll, Barrington Court Gardens near Ilminster in Somerset is a beauty to behold, whatever the weather. Jekyll... more

Tintinhull Garden [Garden]

Farm Street, Tintinhull, Yeovil

Tintinhull Garden, Farm Street, Yeovil, Somerset


Explore the enchanting Tintinhull Garden Tintinhull Garden is a classic 20th century English garden surrounding a 17th century manor house, of high formality overlaid with an opulent yet carefully contrived planting. With varied... more

Kilver Court Gardens [Garden]

Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet

Kilver Court Gardens, Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Owned by Mulberry founder and English designer Roger Saul, Kilver Court Gardens and Garden Nursery are housed within the grounds of a regenerated textile mill in the heart of Somerset, which is home to the Kilver Court Designer Village and... more

The Museum of Somerset [Museum / Art Gallery]

Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton

The Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Taunton, Somerset

Somerset is perhaps best known for the mysterious Stonehenge but there is so much more to discover about this bucolic county. The Museum of Somerset in Taunton narrates the area’s rich and fascinating history from prehistoric times to the 21st... more

Lytes Cary Manor [Garden]

Somerton

Lytes Cary Manor, Somerton, Somerset


Discover the beautiful Lytes Cary Manor and Gardens The impeccable topiary that lines the path leading to Lytes Cary Manor in Somerton, Somerset, says it all about this simple, beautiful Arts and Crafts garden. The house was once... more

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park [Attraction / Activity]

Warminster

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park, Warminster, Wiltshire

It’s hard to know where to start with Longleat – there are literally dozens and dozens of attractions to get through, from feeding giraffes in the African Village to cruising past the lions on the safari drive to hand feeding the deer to getting lost... more

Longleat Gardens [Garden]

Warminster

Longleat Gardens, Warminster, Wiltshire

Longleat Gardens are perhaps best known as the site of the first safari park outside Africa, created in 1966. Since then, the self-confessed eccentric owner The Marquess of Bath has made the grounds to the glorious country home that was created in... more

Burnham & Berrow Golf Club [Golf Course]

St Christopher’s Way, Burnham-on-Sea

Burnham & Berrow Golf Club, St Christopher’s Way, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Burnham and Berrow, a great links on the Somerset coast created by Alister Mackenzie and Harry Colt, has hosted almost every major amateur championship. In 2011, Burnham has the unique distinction of hosting the Brobazon and the R&A British Boys in... more

The Tutankhamun Exhibition [Attraction / Activity]

High West Street, Dorchester

The Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset

Experience the magnificence and wonder of the world´s greatest discovery of ancient treasure. Be there at the discovery, explore the ante-chamber filled with its treasures, and witness Howard Carter raising the golden coffins in the burial chamber.... more

Burrow Farm Gardens [Garden]

Dalwood, Axminster

Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood, Axminster, Devon

Burrow Farm Gardens is a beautifully landscaped 13 acre garden, which will appeal to both the plantsman and those seeking a relaxing walk around a tranquil garden with extensive views. Sweeping lawns lead between island beds of unusual shrubs and... more

The Dinosaur Museum [Attraction / Activity]

Icen Way, Dorchester

The Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset


Step Back in Time at The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester Appropriately positioned just seven miles from the Jurassic Coast, The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester is the only museum dedicated to these most fascinating of creatures in... more

The Teddy Bear Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Eastgate, corner High East Street/Salisbury Street, Dorchester

The Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate, Dorchester, Dorset

The Teddy Bear Museum is devoted to the wonderful world of the teddy bear and traces the history of the teddy bear from its birth to the present day. The museum is set within the 'home' of Edward Bear and his extended family of people sized teddy... more

Athelhampton House & Gardens [Garden]

Athelhampton, Dorchester

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset

The formal Athelhampton Gardens originally designed in 1891 is a series of calm, sophisticated spaces, including the great court with its giant pyramids, a circular pleached lime grove and simple plantings of roses, clematis and tulips. Water forms a... more

Athelhampton House & Gardens [Historic House]

Athelhampton, Dorchester

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset

With a lineage stretching back to the 1400s, it’s not surprising that a walk around Althelhampton House in Dorset is a living history lesson. Its Great Hall is its centrepiece, built in 1485 as the main accommodation for the house’s inhabitants and... more

The halcyon Spa [Spa]

Bishopstrow House, Boreham Road, Warminster

The halcyon Spa, Bishopstrow House, Warminster, Wiltshire

The halcyon Spa at Bishopstrow House offers an unrivalled and renowned spa experience. The cool design allows this classical contemporary spa to present a calm and tranquil environment which will lead you to a journey of self discovery. From the... more

Homewood Park Hotel & Spa [Spa]

Abbey Lane, Hinton Charterhouse, Bath

Homewood Park Hotel & Spa, Abbey Lane, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Built within the hotel’s original walled garden with the scent of herbs and gentle hum of honeybees in the air, not to mention lovely views over the Limpley Stoke valley in Bath, the backdrop to Homewood Park Spa promises to have you at one with... more

Iford Manor: The Peto Garden [Garden]

Iford Manor, Iford, Bradford on Avon

Iford Manor: The Peto Garden, Iford Manor, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Occupied since Roman times, the secluded Iford valley provides a welcome break from the pressures of modern life. A visit to the tranquil, Italianate gardens is “like stepping into another world” (Ben Pentreath, 2016) and has been described as “one... more

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) [Museum / Art Gallery]

Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton

Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), Elmfield House, Honiton, Devon

East Devon’s award-winning public art gallery is well known for its acclaimed programme of contemporary art & craft exhibitions. It features both emerging and established South West artists together with solo shows of nationally and internationally... more

Prior Park Landscape Garden [Garden]

Ralph Allen Drive, Bath

Prior Park Landscape Garden, Ralph Allen Drive, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset


View stunning Landscape gardens at Prior Park Prior Park is a beautiful and intimate 18th century landscape garden, created by local entrepreneur and philanthropist Ralph Allen with advice from the poet Alexander Pope and Capability... more

Sarpenela Natural Therapies Centre [Spa]

Farnham Farm House, Farnham, Blandford Forum

Sarpenela Natural Therapies Centre, Farnham Farm House, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Surrounded by the pretty Dorset countryside and set in in a rustic 19th century farmhouse is a holistic day spa designed to tap into all your senses. Start the day off at Sarpenala with an energising natural body therapy followed by a healthy veggie... more

Thermae Bath Spa [Spa]

Hetling Pump Room, Hot Bath Street, Bath

Thermae Bath Spa, Hetling Pump Room, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Thermae Bath Spa is located in the heart of the beautiful city of Bath and is Britain's only natural thermal Spa. The New Royal Bath, Hot and Cross Bath buildings house traditional and state-of-the-art spa facilities in a relaxed yet inspirational... more

Roman Baths [Museum / Art Gallery]

Pump Room, Stall Street, Bath

Roman Baths, Pump Room, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

You really haven’t experienced Bath if you have never visited The Roman Baths. Sitting below street level it has four main features, which, to be frank, are all astonishing in that they have been so well preserved. First you have the Sacred Spring at... more

Victoria Art Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

Bridge Street, Bath

Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath and North East Somerset´s art gallery houses a substantial permanent collection. On display, in the recently refurbished Upper Gallery, are paintings by Gainsborough, Turner and Sickert, and many other leading artists from... more

Fashion Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath

Fashion Museum, Assembly Rooms, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

From exhibitions on the fashion designer who dressed Marilyn Monroe to a show on the frocks worn by the Supremes, fashion addicts will get their fix and more besides at the gloriously glam Fashion Museum in the Georgian Assembly Rooms in Bath. This... more

Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations [Attraction / Activity]

Bath Aqua Glass, 105/107 Walcot Street, Bath

Bath Aqua Glass - Glassblowing Demonstrations, Bath Aqua Glass, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Glassblowing demonstrations at Bath Aqua Glass offer the opportunity to see skilled glassblowers at work using traditional techniques to make beautiful ranges of free blown glassware (no moulds are used). The glassware takes inspiration from the... more

Holburne Museum of Art [Museum / Art Gallery]

Great Pulteney Street, Bath

Holburne Museum of Art, Great Pulteney Street, Bath, Bath & Northeast Somerset

Holburne Museum is a beautiful building in its own grounds at the top of the most impressive street in Georgian England. It houses Bath´s most exciting display of fine and decorative art assembled around the collection of Bath resident Sir William... more

Tyntesfield [Garden]

Wraxall, Bristol

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Bristol


Explore the stunning Gardens of Tyntesfield Tyntesfield, the original garden is thought to have been laid out in the 1840´s. Currently there is a huge restoration project underway to bring this impressive estate back to its... more

Tyntesfield [Historic House]

Wraxall, Bristol

Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Bristol, Bath & Northeast Somerset


Discover the fascinating history of Tyntesfield Tyntesfield is a spectacular Victorian country house, remodelled by John Norton in 1864 for William Gibbs as a family home. It is an extraordinary Gothic Revival, with extravagant towers... more

Trowbridge Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

The Shires, Court Street, Trowbridge

Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Trowbridge Museum, housed in a former woollen mill, with displays telling the fascinating story of Trowbridge Town and its people. Working looms still produce cloth, which is sold within the museum. Other displays include reconstruction of Trowbridge... more

Bristol & Clifton Golf Club [Golf Course]

Beggar Bush Lane, Failand, Bristol

Bristol & Clifton Golf Club, Beggar Bush Lane, Bristol

Started with nine-holes in 1985, the present 6,413-yard par 72 course evolved after the war to become one of the leading venues for R and A, English men’s and women’s and South West championships. The four par threes are features. The back to back... more

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