Things to do

There are lots of places to see and do if you fancy getting out and about. Right near the cottage is the Royal Bath and West Showground (3mins) and The East Somerset Railway Centre for rail enthusiasts (10mins). Below are a few other places that we recommend visiting, we would love to hear from you if you have any other places that are great to visit!

Cheddar Gorge


A limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, situated in the village of Cheddar, Somerset. Britain's oldest complete human skeleton was found in 1903 within the Cheddar show caves - known as "The Cheddar Man". It is also the site of the largest underground river system in Britain.  Stalactites and stalagmites can be found - a great geographical treat!It continues to be one of the most popular attractions in the UK and is well worth a visit !

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Wookey Hole

This is a show cave, evolved into a very popular tourist attraction situated in the village of Wookey Hole on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills near Wells in Somerset. The cave is well known for the story of a vague human shaped rock outcrop, known as "The Witch of Wookey Hole" who was reputedly turned to stone by a monk from Glastonbury. This site is also known for the first cave dives in Britain.

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Stourhead House

Known and referred to as "Paradise" for one of the finest landscape gardens in the world. The gardens are a strolling distance from Stourhead House - contained in the adjacent valley.

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Center Parcs - Longleat

Nearby is the Longleat Center Parcs which offers a activity-packed holiday to spend with family and friends.

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Longleat Safari Park

Next to the village of Horningsham is the Elizabethan Longleat House. Also present on site are a big natural maze, landscaped gardens and magical safari park. Longlest is approximately 30 minutes way from The Loves Cottage.

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The New Forest

Slightly further afield, but a pleasant drive, will take you to The New Forest in Hampshire (70mins.) to the South East, or to The Cotswolds (60mins.) to the North East. Stonehenge and Amesbury are due East on the A303 approximately a 50 minute drive.

National Trust

There are many National Trust Buildings, Gardens and Countryside walks within a 50 minute drive of the cottage as well as local public footpath walks in the countryside. Further information on the National Trust can be found on their website

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