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Around & About

Here in Somerset – ‘the land of the Summer people’ – we’ve been welcoming visitors for 40,000 years, and now we welcome you! 


Everything in our rich and diverse county is set up to make sure that you have a good time. Lots of interesting things to see, exciting stuff to do and an abundance of world renowned local produce to eat and drink.

Staying with us means that you are located near a wealth of attractions including Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole, The beautiful medieval City of Wells, Glastonbury Abbey and Tor, Longleat House and Safari Park and much more.

You can also find the splendid beaches of Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare less than an hour away.

In the heart of Somerset lies Wookey Hole, a magical place of caves, legends, and adventure for the young and young at heart.

When you visit Wookey Hole, you’ll enjoy an experience millions of years in the making.

There is plenty to do inside and out, from vintage penny arcades to museums, adventure golf, and soft play zones, to name but a few of the attractions. Not forgetting the breathtakingly beautiful caves, for which Wookey Hole is renowned.

Your visit will take you through 8 chambers. Each with a unique beauty and story. You’ll also pass our cheese tunnel, home to the delicious Wookey Hole cheese.

The cheese is not the only resident of the caves. Over the years, Wookey Hole has been home to giant hyenas, bears, Neanderthals, and many local people. It has even been a site of pagan and Roman worship.

You’ll find Wookey Hole holds a surprise around every corner. You might even get to meet our most famous resident, the Witch of Wookey Hole. We have found she most likes to visit during school holidays!

Check out the website for special events such as circus shows, comedy evenings, and a host of other activities.

When you stay with us you unlock discounts to Wookey Hole. Book at the reception when you arrive at Bucklegrove.

Cheddar Gorge
Explore Britain’s biggest gorge from the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors, and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing.

City of Wells
Visit the City of Wells in Somerset with its historic centre, the magnificent cathedral, and the unique moated Bishop’s Palace. Stay a while in one of the many delightful hotels or guesthouses and get your tastebuds tingling at our good independent restaurants.

Close by, explore the beauty of the Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Kilver Court Gardens and Glastonbury Abbey & Tor. Travel a little further afield to discover the Somerset Coast with the new pier at Weston-Super-Mare, Fleet Air Arm Museum at Ilchester and many National Trust & English Heritage properties.

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park
Longleat Safari & Adventure Park has been one of the UK’s best-loved attractions for over 60 years. It features an extensive Safari Park, is home to BBC Animal Park and CBBC Roar and also has over 20 fabulous attractions, including Penguin Island, The Jungle Cruise, Monkey Temple and Longleat House, one of the most stunning stately homes in Britain.

Visit Somerset
Somerset really is a county that has it all. Ranked seventh in the UK for size, it is far from being the most highly populated meaning there are vast expanses of open, unspoilt spaces waiting to be explored.

What’s more, it boasts plenty of beautiful buildings – in cities, villages and bustling market towns – with a rich heritage of history and legend.

In fact Somerset is a county of incredible contrasts; complete with beaches, caves, moors, levels and a National Park, Exmoor.