Adventure Days

A unique opportunity to experience country activities on 170 acres in one of the most beautiful settings within Exmoor National Park. Activities include clay shooting and pistol shooting or archery and laser clay shooting which can be done on-site if there is room.

Walking the Stop Line Way Chard to Ilminster
4.5 miles / 2 hours level walking along part of the historic
Second World War Stop Line.

Country Parks

Ham Hill is a 164 hectare (390 acres) country park centred on an Iron Age hillfort. There is extensive parking on site and plenty of open hilly landscape to explore. The site is managed by South Somerset District Council.

Farm Shops & Shopping

Clarks Village is the UK's first and foremost outlet shopping centre and has established itself as one of the premier shopping destinations in the country. With over 90 outlet shops to choose from offering up to 60% OFF rrp on a host of famous brands, plus regular entertainment and live events all set within a unique village environment, you have all the ingredients for a great day out!

Food & Drink

Welcome to the Somerset Cider Brandy Company and Burrow Hill Cider. Based on a farm in South Somerset, we sit amongst 160 acres of cider apple orchards at the base of Burrow Hill, a famous Somerset landmark with a single sycamore on top that looks out across the Somerset Levels.The farm has been pressing cider for the past 150 years and distilling the cider into Somerset Cider Brandy since 1989. 

The first written records of Cider Brandy in England go back to 1678. The revival of the art of distilling Cider Brandy was led by the Somerset Cider Brandy Company, eventually being granted a licence in 1989. This is the first cider distilling licence in recorded history. We now have a PGI-Protected Geographical Indication making Somerset Cider Brandy legal again in Europe and giving us an "appellation contrôlée"

House & Gardens

Beautiful Gertrude Jekyll-inspired gardens, kitchen gardens and beautiful manor house

The echoes of the past haunt this now empty Tudor manor house, so beautifully restored in the 1920s by the Lyle family.  They lived in style, installing a sprung dance floor; the winding mechanism can still be seen under the sweeping main staircase.  What were once cow yards, pens and fields became delightful flower gardens, their design influenced by Gertrude Jekyll.  The working stone-walled kitchen garden produces a variety of wonderful fruit and vegetables, which can be enjoyed in the restaurant, while the arboretum delights visitors with vivid autumn hues.  Overall a place to relax and refresh the senses.

Glittering Elizabethan mansion
Montacure House is a magnificent, glittering mansion, built in the late 16yh century for Sire Edward Phelips.
There are many renaissance features, and the Long Gallery, the longest of its kind in England, displays over 60 of the finest Tudor and Elizabethan portraits from the National Portrait Gallery collection. The state rooms display a fine range of period furniture and textiles, including samplers from the Goodhart collection.
Montacute's formal gardens are perfect for a stroll and include a collection of roses, mixed borders and famous wobbly hedges. Waymarked walks lead around the wider estate, which encompasses St Michael's Hill.

Museums & Zoos

With hundreds of hands-on exhibits to explore, live shows and a Planetarium, At-Bristol is one of the UK’s biggest and most exciting interactive science centres

Located in the famous Bristol harbour, the new Bristol Aquarium is a must see attraction for the nature lovers.  Come and admire our tropical sharks, the beautiful seahorses, and sid down and be amazed in our undersea tunnel.

At Bristol Zoo Gardens you can enjoyd an amazing world of animals, all within our award-winning 12 acre gardens.  With over 400 species and nine animal houses under cover, it's one of the best days out in Bristol whatever the weather.

A major attraction for over 200 years, with plenty to do above and below ground.

This museum has the largest collection of navel aircraft anywhere in Europe together with the first British Concorde which you can go on-board and visit the cockpit.

The Haynes Motor Museum holds over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50's and 60's, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars like the Jaguar XJ220

With new attractions, great new facilities and the classic glory of Britain's most spectacular underground caversn, the centuries-old site near Wells in Somerset has been given a brand new lease of life.

The Museum of Somerset is part of The South West Heritage Trust; a new independent charity committed to protecting and celebrating Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage. We bring together services previously provided by Somerset and Devon County Councils, who remain our main funders. Services include the widely-praised Museum of Somerset, Somerset Rural Life Museum, and state-of-the-art facilities in Taunton and Exeter to care for the extraordinary archive collections of the two counties. We also provide essential advice about the historic environment and manage historic sites including the remarkable Cothelstone Hill in Somerset.

Railways

Situated on the edge of Quantock Hills, the West Somerset Railway takes you from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead with various stops on the way.

Take a journey of discovery, relive your childhood, or simply sit back and relax as you travel along one of Britain's Best and longest Heritage Railways.

Sport & Health

Bath Thermae Spa where past, present and future join for a special spa experience. Now in the World Heritage city of Bath you can enjoy Britain's only natural thermal waters as the Celts and Romans did over 2000 years ago.

Thermae Bath Spa is a day spa where you can bathe in the warm, natural mineral-rich waters and choose from a range of spa treatments designed to ease the body and soothe the mind.

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