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 place to stay as there's so much to do, and close by too, so we've included some other places nearby that we think you'll enjoy too.
Similarly, based on visitor feedback, you'll find website listings here for the wider areas that border South Somerset to make it as easy as possible for you when planning your time here.
Steeped in history and mythology, explore the site of the long-forsaken Cadbury Castle. A military stronghold for over 4000 years, the first earthen ramparts were raised in the Stone Age. In the 16th century it was suggested that this site was indeed the stronghold of King Arthur during the 6th century. Follow the footpath to enjoy amazing views from the earthen ramparts to Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset Levels.
Castle Cary is vibrant and picturesque with a winding main street of golden stone. Rich in history and heritage, discover its 19th century Market House, 18th century "Roundhouse" or lock-up' and the thatched George Hotel.
CB Plants, Lower Severalls Nursery
Small independent nursery in a delightful rural setting, selling unusual hardy perennials and herbs, cottage garden favourites and wildflowers. RHS event partner, group visits and workshops.
Chard is a charming historic market town nestled within the glorious countryside of South Somerset, close to the Devon and Dorset borders and its second largest town, with a population of approximately 14,000.
Chard Reservoir Local Nature Reserve
Chard Reservoir LNR is a fantastic site for bird watching and walking following wildflower meadows through to woodland edge surrounding the expanse of open water with spectacular scenery.