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  1. What's on in The Somer Valley
    Here are all the events happening in the North East Somerset are covering the Somer Valley and the Chew Valley.
  2. Priston, Marksbury & Farmborough
    Priston, Marksbury and Farmborough are villages in the North East Somerset area.
  3. Paulton & Farrington Gurney
    Paulton and Farrington Gurney are villages in North East Somerset
  4. Saltford
    Saltford is a village in North East Somerset.
  5. Midsomer Norton
    Midsomer Norton is a town in North East Somerset
  6. Tunley, Dunkerton & Camerton
    Tunley, Dunkerton and Camerton are villages in North East Somerset on the outskirts of Bath.
  7. Whitchurch
    Whitchurch are a village on the Bristol end of North East Somerset.
  8. Chew Valley
    The Chew Valley is the area around the River Chew.

North East Somerset

North East Somerset is made up of the Somer Valley, the Chew Valley and the area of Keynsham.

The Somer Valley area consists of two towns and six parishes, the area has a strong historical character, with many areas having been Medieval Market Towns and others showing the transformation of Britain during the industrial revolution. There is a strong mining heritage and history buffs will be able to spot original features such as colliers wheels and more when visiting the area. The industrial landscape has mostly returned to countryside and the former Somerset and Dorset Railway Route which went through many of the towns and parishes now features museums dedicated to the area’s history, as well as cycling and walking routes allowing access to Bath and Frome.

The Chew Valley area is mostly made up of small parishes, with larger wards bringing those parishes together. It is located to the west of Bath and has strong links to Bristol. It is a largely rural area and has been identified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s most famous feature is Chew Valley Lake, which is an important site for wildlife and has been named as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area.

Keynsham is one of the larger towns outside of Bath that falls into the Bath and North East Somerset area. It has several small parishes that surround it and lies between the cities of Bath and Bristol, providing strong links for both. The largest of the areas in in North East Somerset, Keynsham is a market town that has seen recent regeneration creating an interesting hub for businesses and visitors. The physical geography of Keynsham is interesting, as it is heavily influenced by two rivers, the River Chew and the River Avon, both of which converge to the north of the town. Historically, both these rivers were used for transport and visitors can still get a glimpse of this when exploring the town.

All three areas consist of interesting historical features, as well as several restaurants, cafes and delis and a multitude of festivals. There are frequent Farmers’ Markets and events taking place in the major towns, as well as in the surrounding villages. The parish of Farrington Gurney and the town of Midsomer Norton are both home to popular golf clubs and there are hotels and B&Bs throughout the areas that offer comfortable stays in beautiful quiet surroundings. Staying in the areas of North East Somerset gives you the chance to explore the cities of Bath and Bristol whilst also enjoying the landscape of the surrounding areas.

The Chew Valley also makes a brilliant pilgrimage for Game of Thrones fans, as actor Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark in the hit show hailing from the village of Clutton. Other places you might spot a famous fan would be in Radford, where Antony Head owns a farm, Radford is also home to parts of a recently redeveloped canal and in recent years there have been festivals where attendees can use the canal area to sail boats. The Chew Valley is also where North East Somerset MP and television favourite, Jacob Rees-Mogg has his family home. Compton Martin, a village in the Chew Valley, is home to the famous Ring O’ Bells pub which is a popular destination for big music acts performing secret and intimate shows. Kylie Minogue and Coldplay are among the names that have performed at the pub and hotel.

Visitors to the North East Somerset area will find a varied and diverse landscape with miles of countryside, areas of historic and cultural importance.

  1. Radstock
    Radstock is town in North East Somerset that borders Midsomer Norton and Westfield.
  2. Timsbury & High Littleton
    Timsbury and High Littleton are villages in North East Somerset.
  3. Westfield
    Westfield is a parish in North East Somerset

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