Places of Interest
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is a superbly preserved medieval town, renowned for its magnificent cathedral. The city is a maze of historic streets and alleyways, charming half-timbered buildings, traditional English eating houses and bustling shopping streets.
is a famously picturesque village, the ‘Shaston‘ of the Thomas Hardy novels. Its most notable feature is Gold Hill, which featured in the ‘Hovis‘ TV commercials and which offers amazing views over Blackmore Vale.
is a delightful historic town lying at the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds, with the remains of a Roman amphitheatre, the excellent Corinium Museum and tranquil Abbey Gardens amongst its attractions.
This magnificent ring of ancient druidic bluestones is shrouded in mystery. The World Heritage Site is believed to date to around 3.500BC and is one of the most visited historic monuments in the UK.
is a vibrant city, with excellent shopping and many traditional inns, as well as an impressive Norman cathedral, which contains over 400 memorials and monuments dedicated to all manner of individuals. The historic docks, site of the UK’s most inland port, was granted port status by Queen Elizabeth I in 1580. The Quays area is a favourite with visitors and locals alike, with a great mix of waterside museums, shops, restaurants and bars and walkways decorated with public art.
is an energetic city with an intriguing mixture of old and new. Award-winning attractions include Bristol Zoo, the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum and the SS Great Britain. There are superb shops and an abundance of quality restaurants, cafés and bars.
with its Regency town houses, characterised by intricate ironwork balconies and painted stucco façades, award winning gardens, historic promenade and serene squares and terraces, is widely appreciated as Britain’s most complete Regency resort.
is one of England’s most iconic and spectacular landscapes, home to the country’s highest inland cliffs and breathtaking underground showcaves, where Cheddar Man, Britain’s oldest skeleton, was found.
is a market town with a charming historic centre and more listed buildings than anywhere else in the region. Founded in the seventh century, the older part remains relatively unaffected by expansion, with some streets still cobbled and many of the buildings dating from the 1700s.
Longleat Safari Park
One of the UK’s best loved safari parks, which is home to BBC’s ‘Animal Park‘, contains hordes of animal species. The park also features over 15 exciting attractions, including ‘Jungle Kingdom’ and Longleat House, one of the country’s most stunning stately homes.