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Visit South Somerset - Things To Do

Experience amazing attractions, stunning gardens and historic houses, miles of cycling and walking routes, incredible local menus and cider, charming market towns and villages, and of course, acres of rolling countryside, nature and wildlife. 

Our Things to Do Guide is also great to for planning days out in South Somerset and beyond, and is free to download to your phone or tablet.  South Somerset is a great base to stay as there's so much to do in and around the area, so we've included other places nearby that we think you'll enjoy too, both in the guide and on the website. 

Things to Do Guide

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80 Mile Cycle Route

Cycling
  • Family friendly
80 Mile Cycle Route, Somerset, BA20

If you prefer to discover South Somerset on two wheels this 80 mile cycle route enables you to explore the gentle hills and vales to the north east of Yeovil, the intriguing lowland Somerset moors, the hamstone villages and historic market towns.

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ACEarts

Arts & Crafts
  • Family friendly
  • Shop
  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year
  • Partial Disabled Access
ACEarts, Somerton, TA11 7NB

ACEarts is a gallery showcasing contemporary craft and art alongside an inspiring exhibition programme of work by local and national artists.

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Art4All

Arts & Crafts
  • Shop
  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year
5 Market Square, Crewkerne, TA18 7LE

Bespoke picture framers for all types of artwork - registered with Trading Standards

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ArtyCrafty

Arts & Crafts
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Shop
  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year
5 Market Square, Crewkerne, TA18 7LE

A husband & wife business supplying art, craft and hobby materials and supplies, known for their friendly help.

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Avalon Marshes Heritage Cycle Routes

Cycling
  • Parking On-Site
  • Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly
  • Toilets
  • Picnic Area
Avalon Marshes Heritage Cycle Routes, Somerset, BA6

The flat landscape of the Avalon Marshes is perfect for cycling with quiet lanes, droves and cycle routes and paths.

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Barrington Court (National Trust)

Gardens & Historic Houses
  • Parking On-Site
  • Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Disabled Access
  • Group Bookings
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Baby Changing
  • Open All Year
Barrington, Nr Ilminster, TA19 0NQ

Barrington Court offers an atmospheric fragment of old Somerset: an empty Tudor manor house, beautifully restored in the 1920s, with farm buildings, abundant flowers and orchards.

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Barwick Park Follies

Heritage Sites, Churches, Follies
  • Family friendly
Barwick, Yeovil, BA22 9TB

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.

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Bincombe Beeches Nature Reserve

Countryside, Nature & Wildlife
  • Family friendly
  • Free Entry
Beechwood Drive, Crewkerne, TA18 7LY

Crewkerne Town Council owns and manages Bincombe Beeches nature reserve; a natural and peaceful countryside haven which can be found on the north side of the town.

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Blackmore Vale & Camelot Country

Market Towns & Villages
  • Family friendly
Blackmore Vale & Camelot Country, South Cadbury, BA22

Blackmore Vale & Camelot Country; discover intrigue, history and heritage in these charming and characterful South Somerset villages.

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Blue Badge Guides

Walking
  • Family friendly
  • Group Bookings
Somerset Blue Badge Guides, Somerset , BA22

Whether you are looking for a guided walk, a themed tour, visit to a museum or gallery, conference or incentive travel, coach sight-seeing, tour by private car, boat, train or even helicopter Blue Badge Guides can assist!

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Bruton

Market Towns & Villages
  • Family friendly
Bruton Local Information Centre, Bruton, BA10 0AA

Bruton is firmly on the map as a hub for art and contemporary design and food, boasting award winning restaurants, shops, galleries and fabulous places to stay, attracting visitors from around the globe year-round.

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Bruton Dovecote (National Trust)

Heritage Sites, Churches, Follies
  • Family friendly
  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year
Bruton Dovecote, Bruton, BA10 0NS

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.

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