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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. 

We love dogs in South Somerset and have produced a handy Dog friendly Days Out Guide to help plan your time here. 

Things to Do Guide  Dog friendly Days Out Guide

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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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Brewers Arms

Pub/Restaurant
18 St. James Street, South Petherton, TA13 5BW

Brewers Arms in South Petherton is a lovely village freehouse offering homecooked meals using fresh local ingredients, real ales, wines and soft drinks.

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Brown & Forrest Smokery

Cafe/Tearoom
Bowdens Farm, Hambridge, TA10 0BP

Stop by our Hambridge shop and café to sample our smoked goodies! We also stock a lovely range of cheese, bread, chutneys, biscuits, chocolate, cider, beers, wine, and much, much more.

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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 Museum

Museums
  • Family friendly
Bruton Museum, Bruton, BA10 0AA

Bruton museum tells the story of Bruton’s past and present through the display of artefacts from the Jurassic, Roman, Saxon and medieval times, along with more contemporary displays.   

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Cadbury Castle

Heritage Sites, Churches, Follies
  • Family friendly
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year
Cadbury Castle, South Cadbury, BA22 7HA

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.

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Castle Cary

Market Towns & Villages
  • Family friendly
Castle Cary Local Information Centre, Castle Cary, BA7 7AH

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.

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Castle Cary & District Museum

Museums
  • Family friendly
  • Toilets
  • Free Entry
Castle Cary & District Museum, Castle Cary , BA7 7AH

Castle Cary Museum offers a slice of local town and country life, run by enthusiastic volunteers. See a large collection of domestic and agricultural implements, archaeological and historical information and artefacts.

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