Somerset is the forgotten jewel of the South West. Not only does The Woodcroft have great accessibility to both North and South Coasts it is within easy reach of the Quantock and Blackdown Hills and Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks. In the Autumn Somerset hosts the Carnival season where the skies are lit with thousand of light bulbs from the unique floats that travel through the towns. We are also on the edge of the Somerset Levels, rich in wildlife and famous producers of willow used in such products as Fortnum and Mason Hampers, film set props, Olympic horse show jumping fences and beautiful coffins. Below are just a few of the towns and cities in this area.
The County Town of Somerset.
Historic Bath with its Abbey and Roman Baths.
The home of Clarks shoes and the first outlet shopping centre in the U.K.
Home to the most famous pop festival, and if you are feeling active Glastonbury Tor.
England’s smallest city with the Bishop’s Palace and Vicars Close, claimed to be the oldest complete medieval street in Europe. Also film location for “Hot Fuzz” and “Harry Potter”
Has a fabulous shopping and a beautiful cathedral.
Here you can visit Brunel’s S.S. Great Britain and the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Also At- Bristol one of the best interactive science museums and Bristol Zoo.
www.visitbristol.co.uk and www.at-bristol.co.uk
A World Heritage Site, famous for fossil finds along its Jurassic coast, and the filming of The French Lieutenant’s woman staring Meryl Streep. Lovely sandy beaches for a glorious day in the sun.
Some of Britain’s most spectacular caves, with a walk through the valley of the dinosaurs. Within the Old Paper Mill visit the Victorian penny arcade and the magical mirror maze.
Naturally famous for the cheese, but also fabulous caves including Gough Cave which is home to the U.K.’s largest colony of endangered Horseshoe bats.
Willow and Wetland Centre.