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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Cheddar Gorge is a great place for a family walk and to see the dramatic countryside above and below. 10 Minutes by car from Ashton Cottages”
  • 99 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts center which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture, and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Glastonbury Tor and Glastonbury Abbey are a great day out. Just fifteen minute drive from Ashton Cottages”
  • 98 locals recommend
Zoo
“Visit the lions of Longleat and Longleat house its more then a day out for all. Just a 45 minute drive away, Start early to see all. ”
  • 97 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Selection of designer and high street discount stores and restaurants with easy parking.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“A beautiful National Trust estate. Only a 20 minute drive. One of our favourite places.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Situated in a Grade II Listed former chapel, our all-day restaurant uses the best West Country produce and brings a relaxed Mediterranean approach to British food.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Church
“One of the most exquisite cathedrals in England. The cathedral's facade is iconic of Somerset. Wells cathedral is an absolute must see for fine architecture and cultural appreciation. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“5* Great all year round. We went at Christmas for the festival of lights which was brilliant. Driving your car through the monkeys and lions is a fab experience.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Church
“Wells is also a lovely city. Make sure you visit Bishops Palace where you will see the well pools in the garden”
  • 50 locals recommend
Pub
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“You need to book. Lots of space outside. Not specifically set up for kids but there's enough roaming space for it to be included here. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Nature
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“Another great National Trust property to visit. The town itself is also worth a walk around.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“You can only sit outside underneath an awning so dress up warm. Beautiful though. You won’t be able to go into the gallery, well you could take it in turns. Good walks all around here though. You could park here, walk to Bruton and back.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Castle
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“Beautiful castle with gardens and watermill in medieval Dunster. My favourite time to visit is in December when it is illuminated with Christmas lights - Dunster by Candlelight is a recommended event.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Relax all day in these beautiful surroundings, ancient ruins of one of the richest Abbeys until the dissolution. Home of the Glastonbury Extravaganza Music Concerts. One time resting place of King Arthur and his Queen Guinevere. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Wookey Hole makes for a great day out for the whole family. Go down into the caves and learn about their history and the Wookey Hole Witch!”
  • 30 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Situated in a Grade II Listed former chapel, our all-day restaurant uses the best West Country produce and brings a relaxed Mediterranean approach to British food.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Pub
“You need to book. Lots of space outside. Not specifically set up for kids but there's enough roaming space for it to be included here. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You can only sit outside underneath an awning so dress up warm. Beautiful though. You won’t be able to go into the gallery, well you could take it in turns. Good walks all around here though. You could park here, walk to Bruton and back.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Café
“Fabulous homemade cakes and excellent healthy food. The building is just great too and well worth a visit.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Interesting and super cosy interior of this old old inn - mostly buzzing on Friday and Saturday night with some locals. Good cocktails too.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Great place for a drink in the beer garden at the back or for a lovely meal. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you're a Soho House member, pop over to Babington for lunch or dinner...always delicious food from their kitchen garden.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Top floor bar is a great spot for a cocktail and the restaurant is pretty decent too.”
  • 16 locals recommend

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