What to See

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

Wells

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

www.wellstourism.com

Bristol

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

Bath

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

 

Cheddar Caves

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Spectacular show caves, tours through the gorge, family activities and of course the famous cheese!
www.cheddarcaves.co.uk

Frome

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

Glastonbury

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

Longleat

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

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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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