Somerset has a wealth of attractions. Wells has the magnificent cathedral, picturesque bishops palace and vicars close, which is claimed to be the oldest purely residential street with its original buildings all surviving intact in Europe. Glastonbury contains the ancient ruins of the abbey, glastonbury tor, chalice well gardens and numerous unique shops selling "Glastonbury items". Street is famed for the manufacture of shoes and most recently for its designer shopping outlet. Frome is a quaint town, Catherine Hill hosts many small specialist shops and nearby is the splendour of stourhead gardens and the grandeur of Longleat House with its safari park. Further afield is the Georgian city of Bath where you can discover the roman baths, bath abbey and numerous Georgian buildings including the royal crescent.

Elsewhere in the county are the national trust attractions of Montecute House, Barrington Court, Tyntesfield house. Of particular interest to children would be the East Somerset railway at Cranmore with Thomas the Tank Engine, Wookey Hole caves and fairground/amusement attractions, Cheddar Gorge and caves.

Below you will find images of many of the attractions mentioned above that are near to Laverlay Farm Bed and Breakfast, each image contains a link that will take you to each respective website.

Wells (10 mins by car)

On Wednesday and Saturday in Wells there is a farmers market in the square which adds to the atmosphere of this charming city. The magnificent Cathedral, Bishop's Palace Gardens and vicars close are open to the Public are the principal attractions in wells. There are daily guided tours and events throughout the Summer.

Wells Cathedral

Link to Music in Wells Cathedral 2014

The Bishops Palace

The Bishops Palace

Glastonbury (10 mins by car)

Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury hosts the abbey ruins, once the grandest and richest Abbey in England, the chalice well gardens, Glastonbury Tor and numerous quaint shops selling exotic books, crystals and mystical objects.

The Chalice Well (world peace gardens)

Vesica Piscis pool and Flow-form

Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor

Street (15 mins by car)

Street is famed for its shoe manufacturing and more recently as a shopping destination

Clarkes Village

The City of Bath (25 miles)

Proclaimed a World heritage Site in 1987 the spa City was named Aquae Sulis by the Romans. As well as the Abbey it boasts a wealth of Georgian architecture crafted from the distinctive Bath Stone.

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The National Trust

Nearby National Trust properties include Montecute House, Barrington Court, Tintinhull Gardens, Tytesfield

Montecute House
Montecute House

Barrington Court
Barrington Court


Gardens to visit

Not very far away from Laverley is Milton Lodge Gardens, just 1/2 a mile north of Wells. There are excellent views from Milton Lodge over Wells. Closer still are "Kilver Court gardens" and designer outlet shops located in Shepton Mallet


The extensive and spectacular national trust gardens of Stourhead are located near Frome which is about 20 minutes by car.

Special Interest Tours

Details of Special interest tours can be found at "Wells Walking Tours"

Other Activities

Nearby golf courses are at Wells Golf Club,Mendip Golf Club,Farrington Golf Club or Wheathill Golf Club.

For train enthusiasts there is the West Somerset Railway at Minehead or closer to home visit the railway line at Cranmore just outside Shepton Mallet where you can enjoy Cream Teas, Sunday Lunch and off course Steam Trains.
East Somerset Railway

The Royal BATH & WEST Showground is located just 5 miles away in Shepton Mallet. Details of the events held at the showground are shown on the separate events page.

If you wish to really get a taste of Somerset you must try some genuine strong farmhouse cheddar cheese washed down with a generous glass of Roger Wilkins scrumpy cider.

Cider Drinking

Dining Out

We have a wide range of excellent restaurants and pubs in the area. For a special occaision try Goodfellows in Wells which specialise in fish, or to experience a country pub with a great local atmosphere and top quality pub food try the George Inn at Croscombe

There are many other venues in the area please fell free to ask your Debra for a recommendation.

Activities Of Particular Interest to Children

Beautiful and nationally protected, the Mendip Hills is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The limestone hills are home to Wookey Hole caves, Cheddar Gorge and caves and Ebbor Gorge.

Wookey Hole is about 6 miles from Laverley where as well as the caves there are plenty of fun activities for children. Wookey Hole caves are impressive and of archaeological interest.

Wookey Hole Attraction

Don't miss Cheddar Gorge which is truly spectacular, You can just marvel at the magnificence of the Gorge (for free) or explore the caves and sample Cheddar Cheese.

Lesser known Ebbor Gorge, which is owned by the National Trust can be found close to Wookey Hole Village and Caves. It is a steep-sided ravine cut into Carboniferous Limestone. There are a variety of walks and amazing views of Somerset from here.

Each November there are Carnivals throughout the district the nearest being in Glastonbury or Wells.
(you will need to book early for this event)

Glastonbury Carnival

At nearby Cranmore railway station children can enjoy days out with Thomas the Tank Engine.

Thomas The Tank Engine

A little further afield there is Bristol Zoo and just outside Frome there is Longleat House and Safari & Adventure Park

Lions at Longleat Safari Park

Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve part of the Somerset Wildlife Trust lies just outside Glastonbury, during autumn evenings you can witness a mumuration of starlings.

Young and old like to splash around in the swimming pool, we have swimming pools in Wells, Shepton Mallet and Street (indoor and outdoor).

Other attractions which the whole family may enjoy are Animal/Country farms, Leisure/Theme Parks, Seaquarium, Falconry/Owl/Hawk centres, Leisure Centres in all the major towns.

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