North Somerset is blessed with some historic landmarks and outstanding National Trust locations. A number of visitor attractions in the South West regularly rank as some of the best in the UK, including the SS Great Britain, the Roman Baths and Wells Cathedral; all located within 20 miles of Home Farm Cottages.

The nearby Mendip Hills offers breathtaking views of the Somerset Levels and surrounding areas, whilst guests at Home Farm can also choose to explore the many National Trust estates and grounds in the area. Below you’ll find a selection of our top historic and National Trust locations that are popular with many of our guests.

Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral is set in the medieval heart of England’s smallest city and is the earliest English cathedral to be built in the Gothic style. Wells Cathedral is open daily and offer free guided tours of the Cathedral are available all year round (except Sundays). These are led by excellent volunteer guides and last approximately 1 hour.

www.wellscathedral.org.uk

Brunel’s SS Great Britain

Brunel’s SS Great Britain is one of the most important historic ships in the world and is one of the UK’s finest visitor attractions. The SS Great Britain is open every day, except 24 and 25 Dec and the second Monday in January, and tickets to Brunel’s SS Great Britain include free unlimited return visits for a year.

www.ssgreatbritain.org

Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Fleet Air Arm Museum, incorporating four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and over 2 million records and 30 thousand artifacts, is Europe’s largest naval aviation Museum.It’s one of the South West’s leading tourist attractions and if you’re looking for things to do in Somerset, then you’ll definitely want to put them on your list.

www.fleetairarm.com

Roman Baths

The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. It attracts over one million visitors a year, making it one of the most visited heritage attractions in the United Kingdom.

www.romanbaths.co.uk

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

With free entry, the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is a popular day trip for many visitors at Home Farm Cottages. Guests can explore the region’s natural wonders and discover more about peoples’ lives, past and present.

www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery

Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor has an ancient and varied history and has been a site of religious significance for over 1000 years. Less than 20 miles from Home Farm, guests are able to discover the stories surrounding Glastonbury Tor’s spiritual past and what makes this iconic hill so special.

hwww.nationaltrust.org.uk/glastonbury-tor

Tyntesfield

Tyntesfield

Located roughly 16 miles from Home Farm, Tyntesfield is a spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with beautiful large gardens and parkland. There are also a number of dog-friendly areas at this National Trust destinations, including woodland and parkland walks.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfield

Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge

Guests are invited to discover the beautiful heights of Somerset’s famous Cheddar Gorge; one of England’s most iconic and spectacular landscapes. The gorge is famous for its feral goats, although there is plenty of other opportunity to discover the regions celebrated flora and fauna.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cheddar-gorge

Cleavdon Court

Cleavdon Court

Cleavdon Court is an outstanding 14th-century manor house and 18th-century terraced garden. Here, at this wonderful National Trust destination, guests can explore the striking display of Eltonware pottery and a fascinating collection of Nailsea glass.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clevedon-court

Mendip Hills

The Mendip Hills

The Mendip Hills offers visitors the opportunity to explore dramatic gorges and ancient woodland. The rare limestone grassland landscape on the Mendip Hills is home to a wide array of flora and fauna, and its underground caves and rivers make it a popular destination for caving.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mendip-hills

Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park

The National Trust’s Dyrham Park is a wonderful destination for the whole family. Young explorers can run free in the Old Lodge picnic and play area, take part in a nature trail and tick off challenges on their 50 things list. There is also an historic herd of fallow deer roams freely in the 270 acres (110 hectares) of ancient parkland.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dyrham-park

Coleridge Cottage

Located in Nether Stowey, just outside of Bridgwater, Coleridge Cottage is the 17th-century home of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Following a major redevelopment project in 2011, visitors can now explore the wildflower garden, and rooms of the cottage never previously open to the public.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleridge-cottage

Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle

Located on the outskirts of Minehead, Dunster Castle is sited on a wooded hill that offers visitors dramatic vistas and the opportunity to explore its subtropical gardens. There is also plenty of activities for children, including a natural play area, lawn games and a free family trail through the castle.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunster-castle