2804, 2015

Bath & West Showground

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

Regular events and exhibitions throughout the year, including the Royal Bath & West Show and the National Gardening Show. Website.

2804, 2015

Fleet Air Arm Museum

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

Europe’s largest collection of naval aviation, with regular events as well as the standard exhibits. Website. Nearby RNAS Yeovilton is home of the famous Yeovilton Air Day, held every year in July.

2804, 2015

Sherborne

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

Another historic town with a famous abbey and castle.

2804, 2015

Glastonbury

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

Famous for the ruins of the Abbey, once the richest and most powerful monastry in England, for the dramatic landmark of Glastonbury Tor, and for its wide selection of ‘alternative’ shops… Nearby, for those less interested in mysticism and more interested in bargains, is Clarks Village outlet shopping centre.

 

2804, 2015

Wells

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

The smallest city in England, with its spectacular cathedral, the historic Bishops Palace, an excellent street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and of course many sites familiar from the film Hot Fuzz, which was filmed here…

 

2804, 2015

Cycling

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

At Langport, you can hire bikes and follow different routes through the historic villages and fascinating landscape of the Somerset Levels. Website.

 

2804, 2015

Haynes International Motor Museum

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

The UK’s largest collection of cars and bikes, from classics of the 1950s and 1960s to modern supercars. Outdoor exhibition of military vehicles, themed adventure playground for children, kids’ racing track and museum motoring shop. Website.

2804, 2015

Cadbury Castle

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

A spectacular Iron Age hill fort, long associated with King Arthur’s Camelot (more information). Even if you don’t believe that, it’s well worth a visit to see the dramatic earthworks and to enjoy the view across South Somerset. There’s a car park in South Cadbury, from which you can walk up.

 

2804, 2015

The Old House, Cockhill

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

Fifteenth-century house with medieval wall paintings, just a mile or so outside Cary. See their website for more information, including visiting arrangements.

 

2804, 2015

Cycling

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

Castle Cary is on the 80-mile ‘Round South Somerset’ circuit (more information). However, if you’re not feeling quite that energetic, there are plenty of quiet roads in the neighbourhood, many of which manage to avoid the steepest hills. Possibilities include a 13-mile circuit to the south via North and South Cadbury, Sparkford and South and North Barrow; a quick trip down to the Red Lion at Babcary via North Barrow and back; cycling up to Bruton via Hadspen, Cole and Pitcombe (where the historic church is worth a visit). We hope to add more detailed information about local cycle routes to this website in 2012.