Things To See And Do

Major Attractions of the Area

Walks around Wedmore
there are some delightful walks around Wedmore, from short to long, some with pubs en route. The link above takes you to a very handy guide.
Wells Cathedral and Bishop's Palace
not to be missed, this is one of the glories of English medieval church architecture. The famous clock in the north transept, featuring a tournament between two horsemen every quarter of an hour, is the oldest working clock in the country.
Glastonbury
the ancient Avalon of Arthurian legend, the place is said to lie on a convergence of ley lines, and it certainly has plenty of atmosphere! But forget the rock festival and the hippies, the spectacular ruined Abbey was England's richest and most powerful before the Reformation, and its sacred Thorn of Joseph of Arimathea is still a destination for pilgrims. Climb to the top of the famous Tor on a clear day and see across the Bristol Channel to Swansea.
Berrow Beach and Brean Down
a wild five-mile stretch of clean sand, backed by dunes, and ending in a rugged point jutting out into the Bristol Channel. Tropical Bird Garden at one end.
The City of Bath
as well as the famous Roman Baths and Pump Room, there is a Costume Museum, a Carriage Museum and the Theatre Royal. The Georgian city also offers some of the best restaurants in the area and, if you love gorgeous shops....!
Cider drinking
Roger Wilkins is a real character and visiting his place in nearby Mudgley is an enjoyable experience in pleasant surroundings, with his farm overlooking Westhay Moor Valley. Go into the barn and Roger will probably be there to offer you a sample or two.
Mendip Hills AONB
only 5 miles away, the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 198 sq kms is recognised as one of England's most attractive landscapes. The area rises up from the Somerset Levels providing dramatic views of the Severn Estuary and across Somerset.
Birdwatching
the unspoilt Somerset Levels are on our doorstep, offering one of the largest and best-known areas for birdwatching in the country. Wildfowl and migrating birds use the peat moors for breeding, and feeding from the 'rhynes' (drainage ditches) which are a rich source of freshwater food.
If you're not a twitcher, but just enjoy the peaceful sight of barn owls flying low over the ditches at dusk, then the Levels provide a vast landscape in which to observe all sorts of wildlife on foot, by bicycle, or even by car.
Hiking
for those who prefer more rugged landscapes and more demanding walking, the Mendip Hills are a few miles away in the other direction. A number of varied and popular walks begin at the bottom of the Cheddar Gorge.
Limestone Caves
the Mendips have two of the country's best-known and most spectacular show-caves in England, Cheddar Caves and Wookey Hole. If you're interested in caving, you should contact them in advance on their websites or by letter.
Nature Reserves
English Nature has designated six National Natural Reserves in Somerset, four of which are on the Levels or in the Mendips. The RSPB also has a large reserve at West Sedgemoor, on the edge of the Levels, and Somerset Wildlife Trust has no fewer than 68 reserves in all, many concentrated around this area.

Other Activities And Sports

Tennis
guests have free use of our own hard court
Golf
The Isle of Wedmore golf course is a short walk up the road. There is a driving range in Cheddar
Swimming
there are indoor swimming baths at Cheddar, Wells, and Street.
Fishing
Blagdon Lake and Chew Lake, as well as on the Levels
Riding
Cheddar Riding Stables are a few minutes drive away
10-Pin Bowling
Weston-super-Mare and Bristol
Cycling
we offer guests the use of our secure shed in which to store bikes. Bikes can be hired in Wells
Cinemas
Wells and Weston, and several large multiplexes in Bristol.
Pubs
three in Wedmore, all serving food, local beer and farmhouse cider.
Shops
Wedmore has sufficient shops within walking distance to provide for all visitors' needs, so if you visit one of our local supermarkets, it's because you wanted to!
 
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