Bristol is a city straddling the River Avon in the southwest of England with a prosperous maritime history.
Its former city-centre port is now a cultural hub, the Harbourside, where the M Shed museum explores local social and industrial heritage.
The harbour’s 19th-century warehouses now contain restaurants, shops and cultural institutions such as contemporary art gallery The Arnolfini.
Built for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times.
The waters are still a big draw, both at the ancient Roman Baths and the thoroughly modern Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the only natural thermal hot springs in Britain you can bathe in.
Bath’s compact, visitor-friendly centre is overflowing with places to eat and drink, plus some of the finest independent shops in Britain, making it the ideal city break. Immerse yourself in Bath’s remarkable collection of museums and galleries, and enjoy year-round festivals, theatre, music and sports.
Bath’s stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture is straight from a Jane Austen novel – highlights include the iconic Royal Crescent and the majestic Circus. There’s plenty to see beyond the city, too, with stunning Somerset countryside to explore, as well as attractions like Stonehenge, Avebury and Longleat Safari Park.
Wells has the appearance of a quintessentially English village and is enjoyed by visitors from across the globe.
It is compact, with cobbled streets, medieval architecture and a market square, yet is actually a city – the smallest in England to be precise! Given this accolade by the commanding presence of Wells Cathedral, it is situated in the heart of Somerset, with its name deriving from the three wells within The Bishop’s Palace. On the Wells City Council crest you will read the Latin phrase “fonte derivata copia” which translates “the fullness that springs from this well”.
Wells has much to offer whether you choose to visit for a day, or longer, and whatever the season.
Wells City Council provides a Changing Places facility at the rear of Wells Town Hall.
As one of the main tourist venues in Somerset, Wells attracts a high number of visitors each year; by providing this facility the city council is enabling local people and visitors, to get out and enjoy the activities many of us take for granted. The room is conveniently located close to the city centre, shops and key attractions.
Glastonbury is a town in southwest England.
It’s known for its ancient and medieval sites, many rich in myth. Glastonbury Tor is a tower-topped hill linked to Arthurian legend, overlooking the marshy Somerset Levels.
Once said to be King Arthur’s burial place, Glastonbury Abbey is a ruined monastery dating to the 7th century. Nearby, centuries-old Glastonbury Tribunal has a museum with Iron Age artefacts.
Pubs & Takeaways
(Lower Godney near Glastonbury)
The Sheppey lies out on the beautiful wilds of the Somerset Levels, surrounded by peat moors, dairy farms and national wildlife reserves. The pub pulls in people from miles around thanks to the eclectic musicians it attracts, its fine selection of local ales and ciders and fantastic food.
Take-away and eat in Thai restaurant.
Take-away and eat in Indian restaurant.
Kebab and pizza and take-away.
Take-away and eat in Italian restaurant.
There are plently of walks in the surrounding Mendip Hills Area of Natural Beauty. The AONB website has plently of Downloadable Guides including circular walks and walks of varying distance and difficulty.
Clay pigeon shooting.
Award winning 4* Health club and Spa.
Forest Spa with five new spa zones and 24 different spa experiences.
Wells (7 miles) has a range of supermarkets: Waitrose, Tesco, Morrisons. Why don’t you get your shopping delivered in advance – Book a slot well in advance with the supermarket of your choice. The following links will take you directly to the order pages.
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