After two sieges during the Civil War, visitors to the castle today see it in its more recent role as a romantic ruin in the grounds of the ‘new’ Sherborne Castle. Only the Southwest Gatehouse and parts of the castle including the Great Tower and the North Range survived.
The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK’s largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. A living and working museum, with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50’s and 60’s, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars of today, like the Jaguar XJ220.
Set in the peaceful Wiltshire countryside beside a lake, Old Wardour Castle, near Tisbury was once one of the most daring and innovative homes in Britain. It was built in the 14th century as a lightly fortified luxury residence for comfortable living and lavish entertainment.
Small, moated 14th century fairytale castle in the centre of a picturesque village. Extensively modernised in the 16th century, it fell to Parliamentarian troops during the English Civil War in 1645. Managed by English Heritage.
Cedars Hall is a state-of-the-art music and arts centre in the heart of Wells providing music, comedy, film and lectures to everyone, throughout the year. It is located within the grounds of Wells Cathedral School.
Muchelney Abbey, which lies 2 miles south of Langport, was once a landmark in the Somerset Levels and still has much to offer its visitors history lovers in particular will enjoy this fascinating site.
Somerset Coalfield Life at Radstock Museum celebrates the lifestyle of the typical Somerset coalminer and illustrates not only the home life of the mining families, but also the vibrant social, commercial and industrial structure of the past two hundred years.