As ‘Staycations’ look to be very much an integral part of 2021, in the coming weeks we shall be highlighting various destinations around the country for those of you raring to get out there and explore, as we slowly but surely ease our way out of Lockdown 3… as well as some fabulous B&B accommodation along the way! So let’s get started…!
Somerset, in the South West of England, is a special county of beauty and contrasting landscapes, steeped in history and legend, just waiting to be explored…From the stunning scenery of Exmoor National Park, the unique West Country fenland of the Somerset Levels with the striking Glastonbury Tor set in its midst (said to be the Avalon of Arthurian legend), to its breath-taking coastline, seaside resorts and great market towns, believe it or not, we are only scratching the surface! Of course it wouldn’t be Somerset without mentioning cheddar cheese and cider!
As we all know though, the last year has taken its toll in so many ways. Tourist attractions have struggled to survive without the usual influx of visitors, but if things remain on course, subject to restrictions being lifted, a life-line is thankfully in place as tourist attractions prepare to reopen up and down the country. Here’s just a small selection of what Somerset has on offer:-
Cheddar Caves and Gorge: 450ft high limestone cliffs and beautiful caves, home to Peregrine falcons and rare bats.
Wookey Hole Caves – Wells: Britain’s most spectacular caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey.
Noah’s Art Zoo Farm – Wraxall: 100 acre attraction – Feed and stroke a variety of animals including big zoo animals.
Grand Pier – Weston-Super-Mare: Something for everyone – arcade machines to thrilling rides, or a relaxing traditional afternoon tea in the exquisite Edwardian-style tea rooms.
Haynes Motor Musuem – Sparkford: With more than 400 vehicles displayed in stunning style, dating from 1886 to the present day with cars from all over the world, it is the largest international motor museum in Britain.
Dunster Castle: An ancient castle and country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens.
Glastonbury Abbey: Romantic ruins – once the grandest and richest Abbey in England. A great Glastonbury experience awaits you here!
Lytes Cary Manor – Somerton: This intimate manor house was the former home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte and his famous 16th-century plant directory, Lytes Herbal.
Wells Cathedral: Perhaps the most beautiful of the great English cathedrals.
It goes without saying that it has been the toughest of years for our B&Bs, but our Hosts are looking forward to welcoming Guests once more!
Safe and Happy Travelling!
* Covid-19 Coronavirus – We would advise you to check current Government Guidelines and information before you travel.