See & Do
Great things to 'see & do' in the area
There is so much to see and do around Hunters Moon. You can visit many popular market towns, cities and pretty Somerset villages nearby, including Bath, England’s smallest City of Wells, Frome, Street and Taunton. There are also number of popular attractions including Wells Cathedral, the fascinating caves at Wookey Hole, spectacular Cheddar Gorge & Caves, National Trust’s world famous gardens at Stourhead, Mulcheny Abbey near Langport and the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton.
Head off to the coast for some superb beaches at Burnham-on-Sea, great coastal walks and spectacular wild countryside in the Quantocks and the wild moorlands of Exmoor. The Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels provide an opportunity for nature watching and all sorts of activities including horse riding, walking, cycling, mountain biking and for the more adventurous hot air ballooning, kayaking the local waterways, caving, rock climbing and abseiling.
See & Do
- Cheddar Gorge & Caves - Explore one of Britain's most spectacular natural landmarks. From the limestone canyon to striking cliffs with great walks & trails. Visit the famed subterranean stalactite caves.
- Wookey Hole, nr. Wells - Wookey Hole Caves are a series of limestone caves in the village of Wookey. Walk through the show caves and caverns
- City of Wells & Wells Cathedral – Small medieval city & striking cathedral described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals”
- Bath & The Roman Baths – Wonderful shops, famous bridge and the city’s thermal springs provides one of the finest religious spas of the ancient world.
- Glastonbury Festival – Somerset’s & world famous music and arts festival held in Pilton near Glastonbury
- Frome - Explore the historic, vibrant & charming streets of Frome. More than 500 listed buildings in the town, some dating back as far as the 15th century. Walk the steep cobbled Catherine Hill with lovely cafes & shops on either side.
- Mulcheny Abbey - A fascinating site near Langport & once a landmark in the Somerset Levels. It was originally a wealthy Benedictine house and is the second oldest religious foundation in Somerset
- Taunton – Visit the County Town of Somerset, County cricket ground, Taunton Castle, Brewhouse Theatre and home to the Museum of Somerset.
- Longleat Safari Park – UK’s no. 1 wildlife safari park, country house & land of adventure fo all ages
- Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton – See the history of British naval aviation. An extensive collection of military & civilian aircraft (including Concorde) models of Royal Naval ships.
See & Do (continued)
- Burnham-on-Sea – Seaside resort with one of the Europe’s longest sandy beaches
- Dunkery Beacon – Somerset’s highest point found on Exmoor National Park
- Cider Tours & Tasting - Check out, taste and experience one of Somerset’s famous exports at Torre Cider Co, Hecks Farmhouse Cider, Thatchers Cider among many others.
- Wraxall Vineyard – Award winning vineyard on the southern slopes of the Mendips
- Glastonbury Tor - 4.2 miles
- Glastonbury – 5.7 miles
- Shepton Mallet – 6.7
- Street 7.1 miles
- Wells – 9 miles
- Wookey Hole – 10 miles
- Yeovil – 17 miles
- Cheddar Gorge – 17 miles
- Stourhead - 18 miles
- Mulcheny Abbey - 18 miles
- Frome - 19 miles
- Burnham on Sea – 21 miles
- Longleat - 23 miles
- Shaftesbury - 25 miles
- Bath – 27 miles
- Taunton – 27 miles
City of Wells & Wells Cathedral
The nearby historic City of Wells is a lovely old medieval city. It dates right back to Roman times and named from the springs that bubble up there.
Wells is the smallest city in England. It is charming and unspoilt with many historic buildings such at the moated Bishop's Palace, Vicars' Close, St Cuthbert's Church and the museum. Wells Market Place hosts regular lively markets, the narrow streets provide a great selection of pavement cafes, traditional inns and specialist independent shops.
Wells Cathedral hosts the second oldest clock mechanism in Britain. The gothic style architecture includes ‘scissors arches’ supporting the tower.
Outdoor Pursuits & Activities
Hot Air Ballooning - A wonderful way to see this beautiful countryside with Aerosaurus Balloons at Castle Cary
Cycling - Explore the gentle flat Avalon Marshes and wetlands of the Somerset Levels. Bike hire available in Glastonbury
Golf - With over 40 golf courses in Somerset there is plenty of choice
Climbing & Caving- Caves, cliffs, crags and quarries there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy some of the best climbing sites anywhere in the country. Suitable for beginners and experienced climbers.
Great Walks in Somerset
‘Wanderlust’ - 8 of the Best Walks in Somerset. From the towering Cheddar Gorge and Glastonbury Tor, to the postcard-ready village of Selworthy, Somerset offers walkers a varied series of challenging, beautiful and seasonal trails to tackle...See Wanderlust's Best Walks Somerset
Countryfile Somerset Walks – Countryfile's Best Walks in Somerset
- A Wander Around Walton & Small Moor– Easy 2.5 miles (3km)
- Godney Gander– Easy 3 miles (5km)
- Glastonbury Tor to the Old Oaks– Moderate 3.5 miles (5.5km)
- Islands & Peatlands (Westhay)– Easy 3.5 miles (5.5km)
- Wearyall Hill, Beckery and the Brue– Moderate 4 miles (6.5km)
- Baltonsborough, Butt Moor and the Brue– Moderate 4.5 miles (7km)
- Wedmore, Wetlands and Sand– Moderate 4.5 miles (7km)
- Mounds & Moors (Fenny Castle)– Moderate 5 miles (8km)
- Rhynes & Rare Breeds (Shapwick)– Moderate 6 miles (9.5km)
- Marshes & Mendips (Panborough)– Moderate 6 miles (9.5km)
- Romans, Rivers & Railways (Cossington)– Moderate 7 miles (11km)
- Mark’s Ditches & Droves– Moderate 7 miles (11km)