Avon Valley Country Park
Avon Valley Adventures & Wildlife Park, Pixash Lane,
Bath Road, Keynsham, Bristol – 01179 864929
The American Museum in Britain
Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD – 01225 460503
Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5LL
One of the UK’s leading science and discovery centres.
http://www.at-bristol.org.uk/ – 0845 345 1235
Barton Farm Country Park
36 acres of countryside based around 14th Century Farmhouse, Granary and Tithe Barn with nearby Packhorse Bridge. Walking, rowing, fishing, nature study or picnic spot. Located on the Frome side of Bradford on Avon. – 01225 713425
Bath World Heritage City with world famous Roman Baths, Abbey, Royal Crescent
and Thermae Bath Spa. There are numerous museums including the American Museum at Claverton Down.
Bath City Farm
Kelston View, Whiteway, Bath BA2 1NW – 01225 481269
Bath City Farm is a 37 acre community managed green space that provides a
community service to all residents of Bath and North East Somerset. The farm is
situated between the wards of Twerton and Whiteway in the south west of the city.
It is open every day 9am-5pm. Entry is free! www.bathcityfarm.org.uk
Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QH – 01225 477789
Prior Park Landscape Garden
Ralph Allen Drive, Bath BA2 5AH – 01225 833422
National Trust One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18th century by local entrepreneur
Ralph Allen, with advice from ‘Capability’ Brown and the poet Alexander Pope. The
garden is set in a sweeping valley where visitors can enjoy magnificent views of Bath
The Roman Baths, Bath
Walk where Romans walked on 2000 year-old pavements beside the steaming pool
http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/ – 01225 477785
The Jane Austen Centre
40 Gay Street, Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2NT – 01225 443000
Bratton Camp & White Horse
English Heritage. An Iron Age hill fort and white horse carved into the hillside.
Museum dedicated to telling the amazing story of the city, through objects and stories of the people who have made the city what it is today.
www.mshed.org – 0117 352 6600
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Guthrie Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA
In 2011 the Zoo will be celebrating a landmark birthday – 175!!
http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/ – 0117 974 7399
Brunel’s SS Great Britain
Great Western Dockyard, Bristol BS1 6TY
Step back in time when you board the SS Great Britain. Discover the true stories
behind the ship that changed the world.
http://www.ssgreatbritain.org/ – 0117 926 0680
Brokerswood Country Park
80 acre woodland park including children’s play area, railway, woodland walks and fishing lake.
www.brokerswoodcountrypark.co.uk – 01373 822238
Cheddar Gorge and Caves
Spectacular Showcaves and Gorge including open top bus, Jacob’s Ladder and cliff top walk.
www.cheddarcaves.co.uk – 01934 742343
Chew Valley Lake
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Mendip Hills, surrounded by unspoilt meadows and woods the lake is a wildlife haven. Nature trails, visitor centre, tearooms, picnic area.
www.bristolwater.co.uk/leisure/chewIndex.asp – 01275 333345
Farm Road, Street, Somerset, BA16 0BB
Major Outlet Shopping Centre.
http://www.clarksvillage.co.uk/ – 01458 840064
National Trust. Iron Age hill fort topped by Bronze Age barrows with spectacular views. Located close to Longleat main entrance on Frome – Warminster road.
East Somerset Railway
Preserved steam railway with regular running days and special events including Thomas Weekend and Santa Specials.
www.eastsomersetrailway.com – 01749 880417
Farleigh Hungerford Castle
English Heritage. Ruined 14th Century castle with unique wall paintings in the chapel of St Leonard.
www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.16178 – 01225 754026
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Museum of Naval Aviation from early days to the Jet Age and beyond. Includes Carrier exhibition and Concorde.
www.fleetairarm.com – 01935 840565
Gants Mill & Garden
Historic mill grinding corn and generating electricity and beautifully designed garden including sculpture exhibition. Riverside walk.
www.gantsmill.co.uk – 01749 812393
Legendary resting place of King Arthur, the Isle of Avalon. There are impressive Abbey ruins and the Tor standing prominently over the surrounding Somerset Levels.
Haynes Motor Museum
International collection established by famous motoring publishing family. Exhibits ranging from 1886 to the present day.
www.haynesmotormuseum.co.uk – 01963 440804
Staunton Manor Farm, Staunton Lane, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0QJ
Meet rescued horse, ponies and donkeys.
http://www.horseworld.org.uk/ – 01275 540173
Iford Manor – the Peto Garden
Grade 1 Italian style garden. Home of landscape gardener Harold Peto.
www.ifordmanor.co.uk – 01225 863146
Kennet & Avon Canal
Level, safe walking or cycling along the canal towpath. Take a relaxing stroll, watch the boats or the wildlife.
National Trust. Set in rural Wiltshire, Lacock village is famous for its picturesque streets, historic buildings and more recently as a TV and film location. – 01249 730459
Home of the 7th Marquess of Bath, stately home with extensive grounds and Britain’s first Safari Park, featured on BBC’s Animal Park.
www.longleat.co.uk – 01985 844400
English Heritage. Ruined 14th Century moated castle in picturesque village.
Local history museum covering the social and industrial history of the former North Somerset Coalfield.
www.radstockmuseum.co.uk – 01761 437722
Popular spot for walking and picnics, fishing and sailing. Located on the Longleat estate near Crockerton.
Somerset and Dorset Railway Heritage Trust
Silver Street, Midsomer Norton, Radstock – 01761 411221
A working lavender farm including a healing garden and small animals. Farm shop and cafe. See the process from the lavender fields to the finished essential oils.
www.somersetlavender.com – 01373 834893
Somerset Rural Life Museum
Abbey Farm, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, BA6 8DB
In the Abbey Farmhouse the social and domestic life of Victorian Somerset is described in reconstructed rooms and there are regular temporary exhibitions. There is also a tea room and museum shop. – 01458 851197
English Heritage, World Heritage Site. Famous stone circle within extensive prehistoric landscape.
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/stonehenge/ – 01980 624715
Southwick Country Park
100 acres of grassland ideal for walking, bird watching, picnicking and relaxing. Includes Hope Nature Centre with café and animal park. – 01225 713425
Stourton, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 6QD
National Trust. World-famous 18th-century landscape garden, Palladian mansion, parkland, woods and chalk downs. Alfred’s Tower overlooks surrounding estate.
National Trust – 01747 841152
The smallest city in England but packed with historic interest from the splendid Cathedral to the moated Bishops Palace and Medieval Vicars Close.
Westwood, nr Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 2AF
National Trust. A 15th-century Wiltshire stone manor house with Gothic and Jacobean windows.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-westwoodmanor – 01225 863374
Wookey Hole Caves
Magnificent caves with underground lakes and the famous Witch of Wookey Hole. Hand-made paper-making and other attractions including Valley of the Dinosaurs and Circus Shows.
www.wookey.co.uk – 01749 672243