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Stroll through the cosy town centre and stop at one of the many charming cafés. History buffs will be fascinated with the local area: nursery rhymes including Jack and Jill, Little Jack Horner and Ring o’ Roses are all thought to have originated around Midsomer Norton.
Tucked away on the edge of Exmoor National Park, this tiny town boasts award-winning restaurants amongst the independent shops and historic houses that line the high street.
The village of Nether Stowey is an ideal base for exploring the Quantock Hills – England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – as its famous former resident Samuel Taylor Coleridge discovered more than 200 years ago.
The ‘bridge’ in the name of this town gives a clue to its influence in the days when transport by water and rail was more common than today when the motorway takes most of the traffic. Highbridge, as a market town, grew up around the bridge over the Brue and served numerous communities including those on the nearby peat moors.
Radstock is renowned as one of the best preserved former coal-mining towns in England which is the basis of its conservation status. Much more can be learnt with a visit to Radstock Museum which houses a range of exhibits, giving visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the town’s industrial and social history.
Chewton Mendip is a village and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, England. It is situated 4 miles north of Wells, 16 miles south of Bristol on the Mendip Hills and is the source of the River Chew. The parish includes the hamlets of Bathway and Green Ore.
Four parishioners of Chelwood went to and returned safely from World War I, therefore Chelwood has been designated a "Thankful Village". I believe there are only 8 such villages in Somerset.
Cameley dates back to Anglo Saxon times when it was part of the ‘Hundred of Chewton’. It is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as ‘Camelie’ and it lies on the Cam Brook. The name means ‘the curved river meadows’ from the Celtic word of ‘cam’ and the old English ‘leah’.
CHEW STOKE has a population of around a 1000 and lies at the foot of the Mendip Hills – designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The village of High Littleton and its hamlets of Hallatrow and Amesbury form a civil parish and are located in the county of Somerset and straddle both the A39 and A37, 8 miles (13 km) from Bath, 12 miles (19 km) from Wells and 10 miles (16 km) from Bristol. The parish has a population of 2,104. Nearby are the villages of Clutton, Temple Cloud and Timsbury.
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