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We are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening our doors to guests at 4pm today after closing due to COVID. During this time we have considered the entire customer journey to assess how we can keep guests as safe as possible, whilst still giving them the standard of service they are used to.
• Rangers report substantial increases in people fly-camping and leaving debris and litter behind, and estimate a fifth of their time has been diverted away from vital conservation work
• More time spent on clearing up mess rather than on protecting nature
• Disposable festival mentality with tents and camping equipment discarded and fires lit and damage to trees
• Trust urges public not to camp without landowner’s permission, to leave no trace and to respect the countryside and other visitors
• Despite recent rain, countryside remains dry and campfires could spread
The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells, Somerset has announced its revised Summer Outdoor Theatre Season.
The normal schedule was disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic, as theatre companies cancelled rehearsals and performances. Following the recent government advice about outdoor performances, the Palace has now secured three performances which will take place in the historic Palace Gardens.
Local leisure centres across the district are set to reopen, after being given the ‘green light’ by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson
No. 45 Somerset's Fascinating Facts - Europes Largest Naval Aviation Museum
No.44 Somerset's Fascinating Facts - The ancient Celts of Wessex found themselves benefiting from the natural barrier of the marshes as invaders such as the Saxons tried to press into Devon and Cornwall. The only causeway across was built by the Romans at Langport, two miles from Curry Rivel, and the Celts managed to defend it. It is hard to imagine, as one stands by the meandering river
We are excited to share that Cheddar Gorge & Caves will be reopening on 27th July.
23 July 2020 - The Newt in Somerset reopens its innovative new attraction, The Story of Gardening, just in time for the summer holidays – welcoming children and adults alike to dig into the history of gardening and unearth its impact on people and culture, in a multi-sensory immersive experience. One of the UK’s most intriguing new attractions, it can be enjoyed whatever the weather, and is engaging and educational for the whole family, whether green-fingered or not.
Necessity is the mother of all invention. Due to Covid-19, Valley Fest is offering a taster of what's to come at Valley Fest 2021 but on YOUR land. This one-time-watch virtual event is taking place on August 1st, 2020 between 6pm and 10pm.
After months of hard work behind the closed doors of the homes of Dunster, more than two miles of beautiful, handmade bunting is gently fluttering in the wind up and down the village and Marsh. The brainchild of the team at the Dunster Tourism Forum (DTF), it really has brought the community together during the difficult says of lockdown and now it is making our visitors smile.
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