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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. 

Check out our new market towns video to give you an insight into South Somerset life...

Our handy free guides are a great way to make the most of your time here, and easy to download to your phone or device. Click on the buttons below. We've also included some places in wider Somerset and bordering county's too. 

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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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CB Plants, Lower Severalls Nursery

Gardens & Historic Houses
  • Biodiversity diversity
Lower Severalls Nursery, Crewkerne, TA18 7NX

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.

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Chard

Market Towns & Villages
Chard Local Information Centre, Chard, TA20 1PP

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.

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Chard and District Museum

Museums
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Picnic Area
  • Partial Disabled Access
Godworthy House, Chard, TA20 1QB

Chard and District Museum exists to help today's community uncover yesterday's heritage, history and hidden stories. It opened in 1970 and is housed in a converted 16th century thatched, listed building.

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Chard Reservoir Local Nature Reserve

Countryside, Nature & Wildlife
  • Parking On-Site
  • Family friendly
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Toilets
  • Free Entry
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Partial Disabled Access
  • Play Park
  • Fishing
  • Biodiversity diversity
Oaklands Avenue, Chard, TA20 1HU
0300 1232224

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.

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