Places to Visit
There are so many to choose from so here are a few you might like to try. We recommend that you contact your chosen venue before planning a visit.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset
A new world-class contemporary art gallery and arts centre in Bruton which aims to share contemporary art with new audiences. The centre also includes the Roth Bar & Grill restaurant and a landscaped garden designed by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf.
Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, BA10 0NL (2 miles from campsite)
East Somerset Railway
Travel back in time to the halcyon days of steam on the five mile round trip through the rolling Mendip countryside. Visit the engine sheds to see how the locomotives are looked after and step into the signal box to watch the signalman at work.
Cranmore Railway Station, Cranmore, BA4 4QP (4 miles from campsite)
Royal Bath and West Showground
The Bath & West Showground, a 240-acre site near Shepton Mallet, is home to a series of world-class shows and events in Somerset throughout the year. Check their website to see what’s on.
The Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN (5 miles from campsite)
Cranmore Tower is a 19th century folly on the East Mendip range offering spectacular views of 7 counties on a clear day. Climb the Tower’s 184 steps or walk and relax in the beautiful deciduous Cranmore wood. Tea, coffee and cakes are available from the Tower Tea Rooms.
Long Cross, Cranmore, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4LF (6 miles from campsite)
Kilver Court Secret Gardens
Hidden in the heart of the Mendips are the Secret Gardens of Kilver Court, featuring a millpond, parterre, herbaceous borders, rockeries and the Charlton Viaduct. The 3-acre plot offers an oasis of tranquility and reflection for all visitors. Farm shop and Cafe.
Kilver Court, Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5NF (7 miles from campsite)
Kilver Court Designer Shopping Outlet
A beautiful Designer Village offering outlet shopping, with designer brands such as Jack Wills and Mulberry.
Kilver Court, Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5NF (7 miles from campsite)
The striking and picturesque moated castle of Nunney was built in the 1370s by Sir John de la Mere, a local knight beginning to enjoy royal favour. Extensively modernised in the late 16th century, the castle was held for the King during the Civil War, but quickly fell to Parliamentarian cannon in 1645.
Church Street, Nunney, Frome, BA11 4LW (7 miles from campsite)
King Alfred’s tower
Built as part of the Stourhead estate and landscape in the 18th century, its size makes it an imposing addition to the landscape. Walk the 205 steps to the top and the views are breathtaking. The tower commemorates the end of the Seven Years’ War against France.
Tower Road, Stourhead, Warminster BA12 6QD (7 miles from campsite)
A unique Palladian mansion and a world-famous landscape garden with a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees. Offers a day of fresh air and discovery.
Stourhead, near Mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6QF (9 miles from campsite)
Haynes Motor Museum
The UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars in the world. Over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50s and 60s glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars like the Jaguar XJ220. Visit the café and gift shop while children play on the adventure play area, super diggers, 'Kids Race Track' or in the soft play fun bus.
Sparkford, Yeovil, BA22 7LH (9 miles from campsite)
The Walled Garden at Mells
The 17th Century Walled Garden at Mells is dedicated to British grown cut-flowers, gorgeous garden plants. The Garden Cafe serving delicious homemade light lunches and teas. You can spend a relaxing hour or two in a working historic garden in the heart of Somerset.
Rectory Garden, Selwood Street, Mells BA113PN (10 miles from campsite)
The smallest city in England, with its historic centre, its magnificent 12th Century Cathedral, its unique moated Bishops Palace, 14th Century Vicars’ Close, and 18th Century Town Hall. A traditional open-air market is held every Wednesday and Saturday at the old Market Place, and the city boasts a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants.
(12 miles from campsite)
The Colliers Way
The Colliers Way – Route 24 of Sustrans National Cycle Network – is a multi-user recreational path extending 23 miles from Dundas, just outside Bath, through Radstock to Frome following a largely traffic free route.
(12 miles to from campsite)
An attractive historic market town built on steep hills with picturesque cobbled streets. Frome has a thriving arts scene and a renowned Festival in early July. A wide range of individual and specialist boutiques on Cheap Street and Catherine Hill enhance a growing reputation for shopping. Market first Sunday of the month 10am - 3pm in town centre.
Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7NW (12 miles from campsite)
Feed giraffes by hand, walk on the wild side with lemurs and get up close with many of Africa and Asia’s majestic animals! Just a fraction of what’s on offer at the UK’s No.1 Safari Park. Go back in time, visit Longleat House and walk in the grounds and gardens created by the renowned Capability Brown.
Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 7NW (13 miles from campsite)
The medieval Abbey, the Tor, Chalice Well, and the Druid sites – Glastonbury is the stuff of legend, magic and the Holy Grail. You'll find a heady mix of new-age, bohemian culture and captivating spiritual history that sits comfortably alongside colourful myth and legend. Explore the ruins of the Abbey, an early centre of pilgrimage and, many believe, King Arthur’s burial place. Climb Glastonbury Tor with its fabulous views over the county and feel the good vibrations. Visit the holy Chalice Well surrounded by peaceful gardens. Try Glastonbury’s Country Market on Tuesdays 0930-1230 inside the town hall. Great for homemade food and handicrafts.
(15 miles from campsite)
The South West’s largest outlet shopping village with over 90 major fashion, homeware and sports shops such as Marks & Spencer, Jaeger, Le Creuset, Rohan, Joules, Coast etc and the world’s largest Clarks shoes outlet. There are restaurants, coffee shops, a children’s adventure playground and a carousel.
Farm Road, Street, BA16 0BB (16 miles from campsite)
Fleet Air Arm Museum
The world’s second largest naval aviation museum, houses an impressive collection of aircraft, artefacts and more from the history of the flying arm of the Royal Navy. Step inside the first British-built Concorde, and the award-winning aircraft carrier experience, in which you ‘fly’ in a Wessex helicopter to the ‘flight deck’ of the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal.
RNAS Yeovilton Ilchester, BA22 8HW (16 miles from campsite)
The Mendip Hills
An area of outstanding natural beauty, offering way-marked walks, nature trails, and mountain bike routes of varying degrees of difficulty. By foot, bike or car you can visit an iron-age hill fort, a nature reserve, medieval houses, ancient villages and numerous public houses offering excellent real ales.
(17 miles from campsite)
Without doubt, one of the most beautiful towns in England, Sherborne is made of historic Ham Stone. It has an abundance of ancient and beautiful buildings, superb Abbey, world famous schools, picturesque Almshouse and two Castles. There is also a Farmers’ market in Cheap Street, DT93BJ, on the 3rd Friday in every month 9.00 am-1.00 pm
(18 miles from campsite)
Ham Wall RSPB Reserve
Enjoy a newly created wetland, which provides a safe home for rare species including water voles and otters. In spring the reedbeds are alive with birdsong. Bitterns are seen regularly all year round. Easy family access, with events held through the year.
BA6 9SX (22 miles from campsite)
Cheddar Caves and Gorge
An ancient village, now associated forever with its famous cheese and the eponymous gorge and caves, lies within a designated site of special scientific interest and an area of outstanding natural beauty. You can visit the gorge and caves, the local cheese factory and brewery, and there’s even a toy museum for those not yet old enough to enjoy such pleasures. Nearby Wookey Hole offers an equally commercial approach to the business of getting underground.
(22 miles from campsite)
Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe. Glorious Georgian architecture, the International tourism abounds in this city which has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Roman Baths, 15th Century Bath Abbey, the Jane Austen Centre, and much, much more. Shopping includes the usual high street outlets, but also independent booksellers, galleries, antiques, music and specialist food shops. A meal at the elegant Pump Room restaurant would be memorable, or perhaps a Bath bun at the famous Sally Lunn's Refreshment House. Roman Baths, magnificent Bath Abbey, the Jane Austen Centre first-class shopping, museums, restaurants and theatres – the golden city of Bath has it all.
(26 miles from campsite)
Welcome to the city of bridges, balloons, boats, bikes, Brunel and Banksy. Explore Bristol's maritime heritage from pirates and slavery to Brunel's SS Great Britain, and everything else a major city can offer – theatres and music venues, art galleries and a wide range of modern restaurants and bars. Bristol is also a magnet for shoppers, from the city centre and the new Cabot Circus development, including Harvey Nichols to the huge Cribbs Causeway indoor shopping mall situated just off the M5 motorway at junction 18.
(27 miles from campsite)
Stonehenge is one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. It has a new world-class visitor centre, housing museum-quality exhibitions, plus five Neolithic Houses and a spacious shop and café.
Nr Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7DE (34 miles from campsite)
The Jurassic Coast
The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is England’s first natural World Heritage Site – it is known as The Jurassic Coast. It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth’s history. World Heritage status was achieved because of the site’s unique insight into the Earth Sciences as it clearly depicts a geological ‘walk through time’ spanning the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
(45 miles from campsite)
There is much more on offer in the area including, amongst other activities, walking and cycling routes, riding, swimming, golf and outdoor/indoor activity centres. Just ask at reception when you come to stay.