Visit South Somerset - Heritage Sites, Churches, Follies
Avalon Archaeology is a place to discover local heritage alongside the natural environment in a beautiful rural location. History is brought to life through archaeological reconstructions celebrating human interaction with the Somerset Levels over thousands of years.
Barwick Park Follies
Discover the weird and wonderful Barwick Park four follies, apparently marking the cardinal points of the Barwick Park estate. ACCESS ONLY VIA BRIDLEWAY to Jack the Treacle Eater, all others on private land, NO ACCESS.
Bruton Dovecote (National Trust)
Bruton Dovecote was probably erected in the 16th century as a watch tower, possibly on the site of an earlier lookout tower. Converted into a dovecote in the 18th century.
Burton Pynsent Monument
Follow the footpath from Curry Rivel village centre to Burton Pynsent Monument, standing on Troy Hill at the top of a steep slope and marvel in the fantastic views of the Levels and West Sedgemoor.
St Michael's Hill Tower (National Trust)
Follow the footpath from Ham Hill or through the landscaped parkland of Montacute House to St Michael’s Hill. Climb the hill to St Michael’s Hill Tower, where you can enjoy extensive views of the surrounding countryside.