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So much to experience
Westons, Golden Jubilee Restaurant
Our award winning Golden Jubilee Restaurant in Weston Super Mare, Somerset epitomises the elegant Regency style for which Weston was formally renowned. Open to both residents and non-residents this proves to be a very popular eatery to all.
Somerset is a county of contrasts from invigorating coastlines and seaside sandy beaches to gigantic limestone gorges, from low-lying wetlands to uplands and moors with panoramic views.
Within those contrasts there is a wide choice of things to do in Somerset. The landscape gives rise to some of the best grassland in the world, along with beautiful apple and pear orchards and fields of vegetables. Somerset offers a brilliant choice of quality local food and drink – ciders, ales, fruit juices and cheeses including, of course, cheddar! Farming in Somerset is at its most traditional with agriculture matching the landscape. This is celebrated at many traditional country shows throughout the year including The Royal Bath and West Show, Dunster Show, The North Somerset Show, The Mid Somerset Show and Yeovil Show. Somerset even has its own Cheese Show at the Frome Agricultural Show each September!
Also alongside this landscape sit Somerset’s stately homes and gardens. Be inspired by Gertrude Jekyll’s creativity at Hestercombe or Barrington Court through to the Margaret Fish cottage garden at East Lambrook Manor Gardens. The Prior Park Landscape Garden in Bath offers one of the most exquisite views in Europe, a tease of the Georgian city behind.
The stunning architecture of Wells Cathedral also provides a great backdrop to the Bishop’s Palace and Gardens as does Forde Abbey to the thirty acres of lawns, arboretum and the tallest powered fountain in England. Kilver Court Gardens are set against a 19th century viaduct whereas the RHS partnered Walled Gardens at Cannington has a Grade 1 listed medieval priory backdrop. Somerset’s cutting edge in contemporary garden design can be seen at Hauser & Wirth and The Newt in Somerset.
Somerset churches also blend local stone and architecture with the unique landscape, from Culbone near Porlock which is said to be the smallest church in England, Raddington which seems to be in the middle of nowhere, to a church that actually is in a field at Low Ham! These are beautiful places to see in Somerset for those who love the outdoors and charm of nature and who appreciate how architecture blends with the landscape.
Wildlife watching is a key part of appreciating nature in Somerset. Wildlife sightseeing and bird watching is popular at RSPB reserves including Greylake, Ham Wall and Swell Woods. It’s a roll call of nature including otters, water-voles, bitterns, kingfishers, lapwing, redshank, snipe and herons.
There are so many ways that the landscape can provide for a free day out in Somerset. Amazing views cost nothing, whether from Somerset’s highest point at Dunkery Beacon on Exmoor, Brean Down which acts as a natural pier into the Bristol Channel, Glastonbury Tor, Crook Peak, Cheddar Gorge or Brent Knoll.
Something for all ages. Group bookings all year round. School visits welcome. 4 permanent galleries displaying history of the area. Activities for children throughout galleries. 3 special exhibitions annually. Free children’s activities at Easter and Halloween. 2 hour sessions for schools to enhance school curriculum. Group visits from all ages welcome. For activities check website.
Sherborne Castle and GardensDiscover the historic Digby stately home built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 and its great stories. See magnificent state rooms; Raleigh’s kitchen, relics from the Civil War and a museum in the castle’s cellars. Explore acres of impressive lakeside gardens and pleasure grounds in a stunning setting.
We produce award winning ciders here at North Down Farm, crafted from apples produced in some of Somerset’s finest orchards. We are proud to carry out every step in making cider from pruning through pressing and fermentation to bottling and delivering the final product. Come and join us to experience the true taste of Somerset.
A woodland garden and organic showpiece of international renown, Greencombe extends along a sheltered hillside below the tree-covered slopes of Exmoor and offers outstanding views over ancient fields onto Porlock Bay and the sea beyond
Somerset’s food and drink industry offers an abundance of produce available at local farm shops and delis. Find out where to shop for Somerset food and drink & more....
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The White Hart Hotel can be found in the heart of Wells, England’s smallest city. Located direct
Beautiful B&B accommodation in Bossington near Minehead, Somerset.
Wells Touring Park is an award winning 5* adults only touring site.