Buzzy and upbeat, Frome is the coolest town in Somerset, with a big community, brimming with interesting architecture and a plethora of quirky independent shops selling arty-crafty things, antiques and retro clothing. The steep and cobbled St. Catherine’s Hill is an eclectic hotspot for all things vintage, so if that's your thing head up there, and go to Cheap Street which has a similar vibe. There's a Country Market and a Collector's & Flea Market every week and a Farmers Market once a month. July sees it all happening in the streets with the annual ten day Frome Festival, and in September they have the Frome Cheese Show; both are major events in the town calendar and worth going to for the vibrant atmosphere alone. If you're after a bite to eat, try the Old Bath Arms, Diva’s Café, or The Settle Restaurant.