Daws Castle
Watchet, Somerset

Description
The site where the people of the Saxon town of Watchet sought refuge against the threat of Viking attack

Location
Watchet is on the north Somerset coast about 5 miles east of Minehead. Castle is .5 mile west of Watchet off B3191 on cliff top

Opening Times
Any reasonable time

Admission Prices
Free EH

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DUNSTER CASTLE
Dunster near Minehead TA24 6SL Tel 01643 821314

Description
The fortified home of the Luttrel family for 600 years with a 13c castle building below a Norman Motte. The 17c mansion was remodelled by Salvin in 1870 but retains its fine staircase and plasterwork, There is a terraced garden of rare shrubs and an 11 ha park

Location
In Dunster 3 miles south east of Minehead, off A39. Rail Dunster

Opening Times
Castle: Apr-Sep 11-5 (closed Thu & Fri) Oct 11-4.

Disabled Access
Situated on a steep hill.

Admission Prices
Unconfirmed NT

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Weston Super Mare

 

 

 

DUNSTER WORKING WATERMILL
Dunster near Minehead TA24 6SL Tel 01643 821314

Description
Built on the site of a mill mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086 the present mill dates from 18c and was restored to working order in 1979. Selling mill flour, museli and mill souvenirs.

Location
In Dunster 3 miles south east of Minehead, off A39 - beneath the Castle Tor. Rail Dunster

Opening Times
Ar-Oct 11-5 (closed Sat except Jul & Aug)

Disabled Access
Ground floor only (no charge)

Admission Prices
Unconfirmed for 98

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Weston Super Mare

 

 

 

EAST LAMBROOK MANOR GARDEN
East Lambrook TA13 5HL Tel 01460 240328

Description
Grade I listed garden made famous from the book 'We Made a Garden.'

Location
Between Ilminster and Yeovil at East Lambrook signed from A303

Opening Times
Mon-Sat 10-5

Admission Prices
Unconfirmed

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EAST SOMERSET RAILWAY
Cranmore Railway Station BA4 4QP Tel 01749 880417

Description
Shed and workshops, steam engines, art gallery and steaming days. Also themed days such as Valentine's special

Location
Cranmore Railway Station is on the A361 between Frome and Shepton Mallet

Opening Times
Sundays during winter - call between 9-1 for more details

Disabled Access
Ramps and facilities

Admission Prices
Call for steaming days

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FARLEIGH HUNGERFORD CASTLE
Farleigh Hungerford BA3 6RS Tel 01225 754026

Description
Ruins of 14c castle with chapel containing wall paintings, stained glass and fine tomb of Sir Thomas Hungerford, builder of the castle.

Location
In Farleigh Hungerford 3.5 west of Trowbridge on A366. Rail: Avoncliffe/Trowbridge

Opening Times
22 Mar- Oct 10-6 (or dusk) Nov-Mar Wed-Sun 10-4 (closed 1-2)

Disabled Access
Exterior only

Admission Prices
Adult £2 Child £1 EH

 

 

 

FLEET AIR MUSEUM
Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton BA22 8HT Tel 01935 840565

Description
Over 40 historic aircraft, a 45 minute film, helicopter flight simulator, exhibitions. Allow 3-4 hours. Harrier simulator (extra charge)

Location
At Yeovilton about 3 miles north of Yeovil off A303 at Tintihall

Opening Times
Ar-Oct 10-5.30 Nov-Mar 10-4.30

Disabled Access
Facilities, yes. Most of museum accessible.

Admission Prices
Adult £6.50 Child £4

 

 

 

 

 

FORDE ABBEY
Chard TA20 4LU Tel 01460 220231

Description
12c Cistercian monastery surrounded by 30 acres of spectacular award winning gardens

Location
4 miles SE of Chard. Signed from B3162. Chard between Crewkerne and Honiton on A30

Opening Times
Gardens all year 10-4.30 House (abbey) Eastr-Oct Sun, Wed & BH 1-4.30

Disabled Access
Gardens OK

Admission Prices
Unconfirmed for 98

 

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