North East Somerset

Somerset Towns and Villages


Black Swan Art, 2 Bridge Street, BA11 1BB , Frome



Things to do in Frome, Somerset.  Frome has been named by The Times as one of the best places to live in Britain, Frome’s welcoming charm is instant. Its name means ‘brisk-flowing river’, and even today the town’s steep medieval streets wind down towards the river and natural springs in the market place. Jump off the train at Frome railway station and head to Catherine Hill, cornerstone of Frome’s vibrant independent shopping scene. Here you’ll find local produce, holistic beauty and vintage clothes alongside cosy tea shops and bespoke jewellery studios.

Head to the top of Catherine Hill for a coffee at Rye, a converted chapel that now houses an artisan bakery, coffee house, children’s play area and art gallery. Back down on the high street you’ll find music stores and interior design retailers on any day of the week, joined by town markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

The Frome market scene is thriving: on the first weekend of each month the town hosts Frome Vegan Market, followed by the award-winning Frome Farmer’s Market on each second weekend. On each first Sunday of the month you’ll find the Frome Independent - fast becoming one of the UK’s most popular destination markets.

Equally as exciting is the Cheese and Grain, rooted in the centre of Frome and one of Somerset’s key music venues - it’s hosted sets from some of the finest acts in the world. Where to eat in Frome isn’t hard: eateries abound in the town centre. Choose from upscale restaurants like Archangel or intimate family-run affairs like Thai Kitchen.

Explore outside Frome to see rolling Somerset countryside at its finest: walks include the 50-mile long West and East Mendip way, starting in Frome and ending by the sea at Weston-super-Mare. For urban adventures, Frome’s eBike hire scheme means you can discover the town with an electrically-assisted cycle, making traversing hills a breeze.

Frome Information Centre

Information Point in the Black Arts Centre manned by volunteers, focusing especially on specifically focusing on the arts, trails and events. The Information Point is for residents and visitors who are interested in information regarding Frome and is part of a plan to better inform people of the amazing array of events and experiences that the town has to offer. Enquiries can also be directed to Frome Town Hall.

Road Directions

How to get to Frome

By car: Frome is most easily reached from the A303. Exit at Deptford onto the A36 and follow signs to Warminster, then towards Frome.

By train and bus: Frome station is accessible via connections from Bath and Castle Cary stations, which are both located on main lines from London.

By air: Bristol Airport is around 30 miles from Frome. Buses run from the airport to Bristol Temple Meads station, where rail services connect you directly to Frome station.

Head for the centre of town and the main Market Yard car park near the bridge. The Library is beside the car park.

Public Transport Directions

Within easy walking distance of town centre bus stops, approx 20 minutes walk from Railway station.


Black Swan Art
2 Bridge Street
BA11 1BB
United Kingdom

T: 01373 465757

F: 01373 453704



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