See the Starlings at Ham Wall

Starlings congregate in the reedbeds at Ham Wall in winter to roost in vast numbers. Their presence attracts predators in turn.

The Great Crane Project

The Great Crane Project aims to restore healthy populations of wild common cranes throughout the UK. Cranes are wonderful, iconic birds that are sadly missing from many of their former wetland haunts in the UK.  They were lost as a breeding bird around 400 years ago...

Lytes Cary

Intimate manor house with Arts and Crafts-style garden Lytes Cary Manor is an intimate medieval manor house with a beautiful Arts and Crafts garden where you can imagine living. Originally the family home of Henry Lyte, where he translated the unique Niewe Herball...

Barrington Court

Beautiful Gertrude Jekyll-inspired gardens, kitchen gardens and beautiful manor house. The echoes of the past haunt this now empty Tudor manor house, so beautifully restored in the 1920s by the Lyle family. They lived in style, installing a sprung dance floor; the...

Hestercombe Gardens

Lose yourself in fifty acres of lakes, temples, cascades, tranquil woodland walks, formal terraces, vivid colours and views that take your breath away........

Haynes Motor Museum

The biggest motor museum in the country, The Haynes International Motor Museum (an Educational Charitable Trust, No. 292048) is dedicated to restore, retain and preserve motoring and motorcycling items of historical and cultural interest in England. It is an...

Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Fleet Air Arm Museum represents the flying arm of the Royal Navy. With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and over 2 million records and 30 thousand artefacts the Museum is the world's second largest naval aviation Museum. This is a must-see attraction if...

Montacute House

Montacute House is a magnificent, glittering mansion, built in the late 16th century for Sir Edward Phelips. There are many renaissance features, and the Long Gallery, the longest of its kind in England, displays over 60 of the finest Tudor and Elizabethan portraits...

Stourhead

When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees, and offers a day of...

Sherborne Abbey

Founded by St. Aldhelm in AD 705, the Abbey has developed from Saxon cathedral to the worshipping heart of a monastic community, and finally, to one of the most beautiful of England's parish churches. For many it is still the 'cathedral of Dorset', and our Benedictine...

Greylake

The fields here used to be arable farmland, but now they are being looked after so that they are ideal for wetland birds and other wildlife. We have put in structures to keep the water levels high and have created miles of new ditches and shallow water-filled gutters,...

Westhay Moor NNR

The NNR consists mainly of restored peat fields and water-filled compartments containing islands with areas of reeds and bulrushes. There are areas of poor fen and also an old fragment of acid mire that is being...

Shapwick Heath NNR

 “Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve is not only a fantastic place to see wildlife, but a monument to the history and ingenuity of Neolithic man preserved through the amazing Sweet Track. It’s a unique window to the past and a place everyone should try to visit.”...

Somerset Levels and Moors

The Somerset Levels and Moors are unique, timeless and tranquil.  They are dotted with heritage sites, historic towns and echoes from the past; bursting with wildlife under vast skies and home to a vibrant farming, business and arts community....

Yeovil Farmers Market

The market is held in the pedestrian centre of town towards the top of Middle Street in the section between M&S and Waterstones. Times: 9am- 2pm Market dates: The 4th Saturday of each month Overview: This is a busy and vibrant town centre setting for an outdoor...

Wells Farmers Market

The Market Place (in front of Town Hall) Times : 9:00am -2.30pm Every Wednesday Overview and other information: A weekly Farmers Market of 17 food stalls which offer a huge variety and adjoins the excellent general...

Glastonbury Farmers Market

New location by the Market Cross in the Market Place! Dates for 2013: 26th January, 23rd February, 23rd March, 27th April, 25th May,22nd June,27th July, 24th August, 28th September,26th October,23rd November,21st December Times: 9 am-2pm Overview and other...

Frome Farmers Market

Cheese & Grain Market Hall, close to town centre ,follow the signs for the car park. Forthcoming markets in 2013:  12th January, 9th February, 9th March,13th April,11th May, 8th June,13th July, 10th August, 14th September,12th October,9th November,14th December....

Glastonbury

This mystical town is famous for both its Tor and proximity to Michael Eavis's annual music festival. Browse the shops, climb the tor or visit the ancient Abbey. (see...