Priddy, Somerset

Priddy isn’t far from the summit of the Mendip Hill range, so it’s a good place to stop for refreshments and a wander round if you’re walking in the area. Its history dates back to Neolithic times - legend has it that a golden coffin is buried in one of the Nine Barrows burial mounds in the parish; up until the early 20th century this area was an important part of the lead mining industry. The village holds a Sheep Fair on the Green every August, and a folk festival in July. There are three inns, a lovely church and a farm shop where the burgers are a huge hit with the locals!

Interesting point: cavers can follow an underground stream to a point 500 feet directly beneath the Queen Victoria Inn! 

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