Around & About

Here in Somerset – ‘the land of the Summer people’ – we’ve been welcoming visitors for 40,000 years, and now we welcome you! 

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Everything in our rich and diverse county is set up to make sure that you have a good time. Lots of interesting things to see, exciting stuff to do and an abundance of world renowned local produce to eat and drink.

Staying with us means that you are located near a wealth of attractions including Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Wookey Hole, The beautiful medieval City of Wells, Glastonbury Abbey and Tor, Longleat House and Safari Park and much more.

You can also find the splendid beaches of Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare less than an hour away.

Wookey Hole Caves and Attractions
Visiting Wookey Hole Caves includes over 20 fantastic attractions in the one ticket price! With access to Circus Shows, Kids Play Areas, Mirror Maze, Penny Arcade and much much more, Wookey Hole is a great day out, whatever the weather!

NEW – 4D Cinema, showing “Happy Family” – using the latest technology you are taken to a land far away on an adventure of a lifetime.

Deep in the heart of the Mendip Hills you will find Wookey Hole, the UK’s largest cave system. For centuries people have been marvelling at these astounding caves and their natural beauty. NEW for 2017 is Chamber 20 – recently blasted tunnels now give us access to this amazing chamber, which opens up previously unseen caverns and formations.

Cheddar Gorge
Explore Britain’s biggest gorge from the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors, and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing.

Grand Peir
The ultimate 21st Century indoor theme park.

We are open every day, except Christmas Day, so come hail, rain or shine, you’ll always get a warm welcome here at the Grand Pier. Whatever the weather is doing outside, it’s still fun, fun, fun on the inside.

We offer our visitors some world-class rides and attractions and fun for all the family.

There is something here for everyone, young and old alike – from the arcade machines to thrilling rides, or a relaxing traditional afternoon tea in our exquisite Edwardian-style tea rooms

City of Wells
Visit the City of Wells in Somerset with its historic centre, the magnificent cathedral, and the unique moated Bishop’s Palace. Stay a while in one of the many delightful hotels or guesthouses and get your tastebuds tingling at our good independent restaurants.

Close by, explore the beauty of the Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Kilver Court Gardens and Glastonbury Abbey & Tor. Travel a little further afield to discover the Somerset Coast with the new pier at Weston-Super-Mare, Fleet Air Arm Museum at Ilchester and many National Trust & English Heritage properties.

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park
Longleat Safari & Adventure Park has been one of the UK’s best-loved attractions for over 60 years. It features an extensive Safari Park, is home to BBC Animal Park and CBBC Roar and also has over 20 fabulous attractions, including Penguin Island, The Jungle Cruise, Monkey Temple and Longleat House, one of the most stunning stately homes in Britain.

Visit Somerset
Somerset really is a county that has it all. Ranked seventh in the UK for size, it is far from being the most highly populated meaning there are vast expanses of open, unspoilt spaces waiting to be explored.

What’s more, it boasts plenty of beautiful buildings – in cities, villages and bustling market towns – with a rich heritage of history and legend.

In fact Somerset is a county of incredible contrasts; complete with beaches, caves, moors, levels and a National Park, Exmoor.