Within easy reach are:
Bath - World Heritage City
Visit the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Royal Crescent and the Theatre Royal, as well as the Riverside walk and many parks and gardens.
Cheddar Caves & Gorge, Somerset
Showcaves at a Site of Special Scientific Interest in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Corfe Castle, Dorset
A medieval castle, commanding a gap in the Purbeck ridge.
Attractions include the Teddy Bear House, the Dinosaur Museum and the Tutankhamun Exhibition.
The area where famous writer Thomas Hardy was born and lived, and where he set his 'Novels of Character and Environment'.
Longleat House & Safari Park, Warminster
Longleat House is widely regarded as the best example of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain, and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. The drive-through Safari Park allows animals to move freely across hundreds of acres of land, and to interact naturally with each other.
The Jurassic Coast
England's first natural World Heritage Site covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history.
The Somerset Level & Moors
The UK's largest remaining lowland wet grassland area under traditional management.
The Wildlife Park At Cricket St Thomas, Nr Chard
The park is dedicated to the conservation of animals from around the world, and have many breeding programmes to sustain populations of rare and endangered species. The animals are kept in environments as near as possible to their natural habitats.
Wookey Hole, Wells
Breathtaking underground caves carved out by the River Axe, with a mix of fact, legend and folkfore, including the story of the famous witch, and a working papermill where you can watch paper being made in the traditional way.