WELLS – The medieval city of Wells nestling on the side of the Mendip Hills is the smallest city in England famous for the beautiful 13th century Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace. The historic market place plays host to lively markets twice a week.
GLASTONBURY – visit Glastonbury Tor which rises dramatically from the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. There is also the Rural Life Museum and magical ruins of Glastonbury Abbey.
CHEDDAR GORGE – Britain’s biggest gorge with dramatic cliffs and caves beneath that you can visit.
SHAPWICK HEATH NATURE RESERVE – a major wetland reserve, home to recently introduced bittern. Here if you are lucky you might see otters, deer and a wealth of wild ducks and geese as well as the world famous murmurations of starlings throughout the winter months.
CITY OF BATH – Famous for it’s georgian architecture and the Roman Baths. Visit the Thermae Bath Spa for a day of pampering or wander through the city enjoying the eclectic mix of stylish boutiques, antique shops and big name brands.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE – a traditional seaside resort with miles of sandy beach, the Grand Pier, a seaquarium and Helicopter Museum.
BREAN DOWN – managed by the National Trust is a coastal headland between Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea which extends into the Bristol Channel with dramatic views to the islands of Steep Holm and Flat Holm and the welsh coast beyond. This is a lovely spot to blow away the cobwebs and enjoy a good walk.
KILVE BEACH – spectacular rock formations and fossils on the Bristol Channel. There is also a tea room where you can enjoy a nice Somerset cream tea.
DUNSTER – this medieval village is very picturesque with it’s yarn market, packhorse bridge, mill and the castle which is run by the national trust. There are lot’s of places to eat and a variety of shops to visit.
HAYNES MOTOR MUSEUM – near Yeovil this is the largest exhibition of classic cars from around the world – over 400 cars and bikes.
FLEET AIR ARM MUSEUM, Ilchester, nr Yeovil – Europe’s largest collection of naval aircraft, more than a museum it is an exciting sonic and visual experience revealing the history of naval avaiation.
EAST SOMERSET RAILWAY, Cranmore, nr Shepton Mallet – Take a ride on a steam train through the rolling Mendip countryside.
CLARKS VILLAGE OUTLET SHOPPING, Street – Over 90 stores offering huge savings on designer labels and famous brands
KILVER COURT OUTLET SHOPPING, Shepton Mallet – includes Toast, Orla Kierly, LK Bennett. Visit the gardens and enjoy a light meal in the cafe.
MULBERRY FACTORY OUTLET, Shepton Mallet.
THINGS TO DO NEAR BRICKYARD FARM
Why not bring your bicycle and spend a few days exploring the area, this is a very popular area for cyclists and details of cycle routes are provided in the cottages. There is a shed for storing your bikes.
Fishing at Lands End Fisheries and Avalon Fisheries
Golf at the friendly Isle of Wedmore Golf Club – a Parkland 18 hole course with panoramic views of the Mendip Hills and Somerset Levels.
Clay pigeon shooting at Brook Bank Shooting Ground
Gliding at Mendip Gliding Club
Horse riding at Sidcot School and Shipham Riding
Swimming – there is an outdoor pool in Street and an indoor pool at Cheddar Leisure Centre