What to See

Explore the beautiful countryside, historic towns and exciting activities right on our doorstep at Potting Shed Holidays.



Dominated by one of Europe’s great cathedrals, this beautiful city nestles on the slopes of the Mendip Hills.




Bustling city with great shops, a vibrant nightlife and plenty for families to do – including its award-winning zoo.



World Heritage city and one of Britain’s true treasures. Architecture, art, history and modern city living combined.


Cheddar Caves


Spectacular show caves, tours through the gorge, family activities and of course the famous cheese!



Historic market town and centre for business in Somerset, as well as having a thriving contemporary arts scene.



Mythical Avalon, Britain’s spiritual centre and home to the legendary international music festival.



A real family day out, the house and grounds are superb, there’s plenty for kids to do – and of course the lions!

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Visitor Information about Somerset

Glastonbury Abbey – Oldest Christian Sanctuary & legendary burial place of King Arthur. Ruined abbey and award winning museum. Tel 01458 832267.

Getting around Somerset

Stonehenge and Avebury

Wookey Hole caves and attractions – Wells – Cave tours and breathtaking underground scenery, magical mirror maze, legend and folklore. Tel: 01749 672243

West Somerset Railway – Nr Minehead. Step back in time, explore the mass of exhibits and soak up the evocative atmosphere. Tel: 01984 640869

Radstock Museum – Recently relocated to the historic Market Hall with new exhibitions of social, mining and farming history in the area. Cafe and Museum shop Tel 01761437722

Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company – See real cheese being made as well as fudge and cider, plus candle carving and lots more. Tel: 01934 742810

Chewton Cheese Dairy – Chewton Mendip, Nr Wells – Traditional cheesemaking, video room, tea room & farm shop. Tel 01761 241666

The International Helicopter Museum – Weston-Super-Mare – One of the finest collections of helicopters in the world with lots of displays. Tel: 01934 635227

Clarks Village – Street – Superb shopping centre and the Clarks shoe making factory and warehouse. Tel: 01458 840064

Ferne Animal Sanctuary – Chard – Home for unwanted cats and dogs and understanding the need of animals. Tel: 01460 65214

Hestercombe Gardens – Nr Taunton – Explore and enjoy 50 acres of formal gardens and parkland, including temples and woodland walks. Tel: 01823 413923

Kidscove, Weston-Super- Mare – The ultimate indoor seaside adventure, ball pool, roller squeezes, net climbs, slides and many more exciting features. Tel: 01934 417411

Somerset Cider Brandy Company – Martock – Evokes all the magic and mystery of the West Country’s proud cider making tradition. Tel: 01460 240782

Bristol Zoo Gardens – Clifton – Spend a fun packed day with over 300 amazing species, from lions to dung beetles and animal encounters. Tel: 0117973 8951

Mill on The Brue outdoor activity centre – Bruton – A unique outdoor centre with loads of pursuits, activities and tasks, climbing, orienteering, archery, high ropres, waterslides and more. Tel: 01749 812307

Places to visit in Central Somerset


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