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Explore Somerset

If you are looking to explore Somerset, the award-winning The Cross at Croscombe B&B makes a great choice. The pretty village of Croscombe lies in the heart of the county making it a great base from which to explore Somerset. This large and diverse county has many fantastic attractions. All the places listed below are just a short drive away. There really is something for everyone to enjoy, so come and explore Somerset.

The Visit Somerset ebook is packed full of ideas and amazing imagery. You can download a copy here. For more ideas, read my blogs on Places to go in Somerset and Outdoor activities in Somerset.

Explore the local area

Enjoy beautiful coastlines, picturesque villages, stunning countryside, historical cities, ancient monuments and a host of family attractions.

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The Bishop’s Palace in Wells

There are a number of fabulous gardens nearby. One of my regular customers is Flora Garden Tours. They use The Cross as one of their places to stay while they explore Somerset gardens.

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Listed below are just a few of the fantastic trips you could take as you explore Somerset.

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Gorgeous gorges

Running through Somerset are the Mendip Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They are made up of steep slopes, undulating hills and spectacular gorges which overlook the Somerset Levels. Cheddar Gorge is the most famous, but Ebbor Gorge and Wookey Hole are also fine examples.

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Cheddar Gorge


Architecture, history, & wildlife

Keen ‘Twitchers’ should head to the Somerset Levels. This area is home to an abundance of different wildlife. In February and October the amazing aerial displays by thousands of starlings are an incredible sight. There are lots of RSPB reserves nearby, including Ham Wall.

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The Somerset Levels by Nick James


Explore Wells – ENGLAND’S SMALLEST CATHEDRAL CITY

Wells is a beautiful city full of historic buildings and amazing architecture and it’s just a couple of miles from Croscombe. It is renowned for its magnificent Cathedral, the Bishop’s Palace and Europe’s oldest continuously occupied residential street, Vicars’ Close.

Christmas at the Bishop’s Palace 9 – 23 December.

Wells also plays host to a vibrant market on a Wednesday and Saturday which showcases a wealth of local produce. The long established farmers’ market has won ‘Best South West Farmers’ Market’ in the Taste of the West awards.

Wells Christmas Market takes place 20 – 23 December in the Market Place.

The city also has a fantastic new concert hall, Cedars Hall. This state-of-the-art performance centre is situated in the grounds of Wells Cathedral School. During the course of the year, Cedars Hall will host a number of special concerts.

Wells Comedy Festival is on from 25-27 May 2018.

The many independent and specialist shops make the small city of Wells a shopping haven. If you can’t find what you are looking for in Wells, the shopping outlets at Clarks Village and Kilver Court offer more choice.

The Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet has events on all year round and is just 5 miles away from The Cross.

Find out more on the events, attractions and activities in Wells. If you would like to find out more about events in the county, Visit Somerset.

EXPLORE SOMERSET – MORE FAMILY favourites

Wookey Hole with its world famous caves and numerous onsite attractions is a firm family favourite.

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Above ground at Wookey Hole

Longleat Safari and Adventure Park (in Wiltshire I know, but only 16 miles from Croscombe!) also makes a great day out. Their Festival of Light takes place on selected dates from 5 November.

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Sit back, relax and chug through the beautiful Somerset countryside on one of West Somerset Railway’s amazing steam trains.

explore Bath, Bristol & Glastonbury

Glastonbury is famous for its music festival and Abbey. Stretch your legs and walk up to the iconic Tor to admire the view for miles around. The town is full of colourful characters, alternative and mystical shops and great vegetarian and organic restaurants. Find out more about Glastonbury’s connection to King Arthur, Guinevere and even the Grail.

Red Sky, Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

The cities of Bath and Bristol are only 22 miles away from Croscombe. Both are well worth a visit as you explore Somerset. Bath Christmas Market runs from 23 November – 10 December.

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The Roman Baths in Bath


explore Bruton

The small, ancient town of Bruton is just 10 miles from Croscombe. People travel from miles around to visit the pioneering gallery and multi-purpose arts centre. There are also plenty of places to eat and drink in this thriving town.

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Somerset really does have it all. For a comprehensive list of the other major events in the county Visit Somerset.

I hope to be able to welcome you to The Cross soon. Do come and explore Somerset!

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