Attractions in Somerset
Stately Homes & Gardens
COTHAY MANOR & GARDENS
Greenham, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 0JR
Nowhere evokes the charm of the past more than Cothay, one of the best examples of small classic medieval manors to survive in England. Hidden for centuries it has remained virtually untouched since it was built in 1485. The formal gardens were la...
BATH CITY CHURCH
1a Forum Building, St.James Parade, Bath, BA1 1UG
The Forum was opened in 1934 as a 2,000 seater 'Super Cinema' - the last of its kind to be built. It flourished until the 1960's, when the cinema was forced to close its doors because of falling attendances. After several years of neglect the ...
Museums & Galleries
HAYNES INTERNATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM
Castle Cary Road, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7LH
The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. A living and working museum, with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50's and 60's glorious Bentleys an...
Churches & Cathedrals
Cathedral Offices, Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset
The highlight of any visit to the small city of Wells, Wells Cathedral has intricate Gothic carvings, one of the earliest mechanical clocks in the UK, a unique scissor arches, a marvellous chapter house and the splendid vicars' close - the oldest ...
Steam & Miniature Railways
WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY
Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BG
Enjoy a 20-mile heritage steam train ride through stunning Somerset coast and countryside between Bishops Lydeard (nr. Taunton) and Minehead. Highlights on this journey include the historic fishing town of Watchet, Cleeve Abbey (Washford) and m...
THE MUSEUM OF BATH AT WORK
Camden Works, Julian Road, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2RH
2000 years of Bath's commercial development explored on three floors of displays. Experience how ordinary Bathonians spent their working lives over the centuries in reconstructed workshops, offices and a Bath Stone mine. One whole floor is devo...
WATCHET BOAT MUSEUM
Harbour Road, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ
Displays of flatner boats, plus nets and other items associated with their use, maps, knotwork and boards showing the various uses of withy. Activities include a small rope making machine for making skipping-ropes, plus block and tackle where e...
Muchelney, Langport, Somerset, TA10 0DQ
Muchelney Abbey, which lies two miles south of Langport, was once a landmark in the Somerset Levels and still has much to offer its visitors. History lovers in particular will enjoy this fascinating site but there is also plenty for families to do...