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Although there is plenty to see and do in Shepton Mallet itself, there are many more attractions within a short drive. Further up-to-date information can be obtained from the Shepton Mallet Tourist Information Centre (01749) 345258.

Kilver Court.   The gardens at Kilver Court were created by industrialist Ernest Jardine in the 1800s. Against the backdrop of the Charlton Viaduct further additions were made in the 1960s by the Chelsea gold medallist George Whitelegg and, more recently, by current owners Roger & Monty Saul.Open Daily.Cafe & Shop.

East Somerset Railway, Cranmore (3 miles)
This preserved railway was developed by the artist David Shepherd and includes outstanding examples of old steam locomotives which take visitors on regular short excursions during the summer and many weekends throughout the year.

Cider Making
There are many traditional farmhouse cider producers within a short distance of Shepton Mallet.

Wookey Hole Caves, Wookey Hole, Nr Wells (7 miles)
This major attraction features magnificent caves, a paper mill still making hand-made paper and many other associated attractions.

Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Cheddar (12 miles)
One of the most spectacular natural wonders of Britain, the Gorge also features impressive caves, walks and climbs.

Longleat Estate (15 miles)
The seat of the Marquess of Bath, this stately home is a popular attraction with its impressive Safari Park and magnificent art collection and gardens.

Wells, England’s Smallest City (6 miles)
The magnificent gothic Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and Vicar’s Close, the oldest complete street in Europe, are the main attractions.

Glastonbury (9 miles)
The legendary resting place of King Arthur in Glastonbury Abbey ruins has made the town the mythology centre of the West Country with a wealth of New Age shops, restaurants and other attractions such as the Tor (522 feet), the Chalice Well and the Rural Life Museum .

Street (11 miles)
Often known as ‘Clarkstown’, such was the dependency on shoe maker C & J Clark, the town now features ‘Clark’s Village’, the first factory shopping complex in the country.

Frome (12 miles)
Frome has many historic buildings including those in Cheap Street and Catherine Hill.

Goldenhart (Websites)

Three Western Court, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5DQ

Phone : 01749 347734

Email : mike@dobb.in

Contact(s) : Mike Perry


Tony Chinnock Driving Services (Taxi)


Phone : 07703 068878

Email : chinnytone@aol.com

Contact(s) : Tony Chinnock

The Swan Inn (Pub)

Town Street, Shepton

Email : ian@swanatshepton.co.uk

Contact(s) : Ian Jarmaine


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