Somerset Wetlands & Wildlife
The Somerset nature reserves cover over 1700 hectares and comprise of an enormous range of very different habitats – internationally renowned wetlands, ancient woodland, rich grassland, rolling hills and magnificent meadows.
2017 is the eightieth anniversary of the 1937 opening of this stunning Grade II listed art deco lido. It is one of the finest in the country and has been fondly used by Street residents for generations.
The outdoor pool was created with funds left by Alice Clark who had died in 1934 with a request to her sister Hilda that a pool be built for the benefit of women and girls. The pool these days is used by residents and visitors alike and many a shopper to Clarks Village will take a dip in the heated outdoor pool after completing their shopping trip.
One of England’s earliest, most important and most fascinating abbeys, providing sanctuary, tranquillity, history and heritage within 36 acres of parkland. Hear tales of the past from monks, kitchen maids and pilgrims and visit the legendary King Arthur’s tomb at the earliest Christian sanctuary in Britain.
The Bishop’s Palace
The Bishop’s Palace has been home to the Bishop of Bath and Wells for over 800 years and is now open for all to enjoy. Surrounded by a breathtaking moat and 14 acres of gardens, you can cross a flagstone drawbridge, under a portcullis and experience a true gem in the heart of the City of Wells.
The Roman Baths
Famed for its hot springs, Bath also houses the best preserved Roman Spa from the ancient world, still flowing with natural hot water.
Delve into the history of this amazing monument and admire its architecture and engineering, with the help of brand new displays. A cast of real costumed characters, projections and computer reconstructions bring Roman Britain vividly to life.
Hestercombe is a unique collection of three gardens spanning three centuries of garden history and design.
All have undergone acclaimed restoration works and today provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop. Hestercombe offers a great destination for an exciting short stop or a wonderful leisurely day out.
Fleet Air Arm Museum - RNAS Yeovilton
The Museum houses the largest collection of aircraft in Europe and offers a day out guaranteed to thrill the whole family. Occupying its own complete hanger, assault your senses; feel the wind in your hair and take a trip on board our replica aircraft carrier through the HMS Ark Royal Experience. Get up close and personal with the giants of aviation history from the early pioneering years right through to today’s awesome hi tech air power. Plus climb on board the first British Concorde and see today’s Fleet Air Arm in action with views across their busy air station. A day out where the “Thrill is being there”.
The Shoe Museum
Take a step back in time to footwear heaven.
The Shoe Museum is home to hundreds of historic shoes from Roman times to the present day. It also tells the story of Clarks from its beginnings in the early 19th century. Highlights include the last made for Princess Diana’s wedding slipper, a giant leather boot and shoes from around the world.
The finest example of ‘karst’ limestone scenery in Britain with dramatic cliffs rising to 450ft and two beautiful stalactite caverns.
The 3-mile-long Gorge, created by Ice Age meltwaters, was home to our Hunter-gatherer ancestors for 40,000 years, and today is a famous tourist beauty spot and a nature reserve for rare British wildlife.
West Somerset Railway
Part of the old Great Western Railway, the railway line is full of fascination.
A nostalgic ride back in time through beautiful countryside and railway and industrial heritage. The gently rolling Quantock hills and distant Exmoor, the cliffs and coast of the Bristol Channel, Dunster’s imposing Castle and Minehead’s seaside charm are all waiting to be discovered.