What to do in Somerset

Published on 16 August 2021 at 18:42

 

I wanted to share with you my couple of days away that were value for money and action packed. I decided to photograph the visit and blog about it. With all of these photos I took I was testing my skills in capturing the subject in the best possible way, I hope you enjoy them. 

 

Day one

We visited the centre of Wells, this is the home of filming for Hot Fuzz back in 2007. Loving the film so much I felt awestruck walking the same cobbles Simon Pegg did. Having a sit down with a coffee and a bit of cake watching the world go by, the moment felt like it couldn't be anymore perfect. The sun was shining and I was glad I was not the only tourist taking lots of pics.

 

Wells cathedral 

We spontaneously visited the cathedral and I'm glad we did, wow, highly recommended, with its beautiful architecture and history it was really humbling, we lit a candle and enjoyed hearing the bells chime every 15 minutes. There is a cafe and shop inside too, all profits made contribute to the building.

 

This clock was installed in 1390 and is one of the oldest medieval clock faces in the world.

 

Bishops Palace 

The Palace is surrounded by a moat which looks beautiful and located inside the gates is a cafe and croquet lawn.

We booked our tickets ahead for this visit and a time slot too. We started off walking through the gardens, there are beautiful flowers and so much more to admire here, we were handed a guide with activities for keeping the children entertained. Upon entering the Palace, it was really interesting reading about all the Bishops of Somerset who have lived here over 800 years. An informative video was playing in one of the rooms explaining how parts of the building had collapsed over the years and paintings of the Bishops lined the walls, you know those sort of paintings where you feel like the eyes are watching you!

 

Our Accommodation 

We stayed at The Wookey Hole Hotel, this is the hotel on site for the attraction Wookey Hole caves. The staff were all friendly and very knowledgeable. The rooms were clean and tidy and the theme of witches is represented throughout. Breakfast was included and a bar provided drinks in the evening.

 

Day two

Booking ahead again we were due to visit Wookey Hole Caves at 11am. After queuing for the entrance we headed straight to the Adventure Crazy Golf, 9 holes later we had shared some laughter and enjoyed the game lots. 

 

The caves

Very cold inside, damp and dark.  The caves take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete and they are amazing.  My daughter was a tad scared but the formation of the rocks kept her occupied.  There is a lot of low crouching and crossing bridges that are high up.  The rock pools and informative history was great. Flash photography is not permitted in the caves but taking photos felt like a must so I hope you can make the formations out.  As we were waiting to go inside we noticed abseilers on the rock cliffs, this is available with booking in advance and there is also an exit via a zip line.

 

Oh and they also keep cheese stored down there too, some of their cheese is available at the shop.

 

What was included 

The list of what is here was endless, and all included in the entry fee:

 

  • 4d cinema & Witches laboratory
  • Animatronic dinosaurs
  • Mirror maze
  • Vintage penny arcade
  • Pirate Island Adventure golf
  • 16th Century paper Mill
  • Toddler play area
  • Gift shop
  • King Kong
  • Fairy Garden
  • Waterfalls

 

Neighbouring Attractions

Here is a list of attractions that are close to where we stayed:

 

  • Cheddar Gorge
  • Glastonbury
  • Burnham On Sea
  • Weston Super Mare
  • Shepton Mallet Lido
  • Brean Theme Park


Where is the most beautiful place you have visited?  That one place that made you stand still with an open mouth and perhaps just wanted to stay there forever.  That one place where taking a photo just could not do it any justice.


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JamieAdStories
a year ago

The caves look amazing! This sounds like a great heritage site to go to.

Jeanette
a year ago

Yes it really was Jamie, and a lovely day for families all rolled into one.

Rebekah
a year ago

Loved this

Jeanette
a year ago

Thank you rebekah, I enjoyed writing this one too