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THE SURROUNDING AREA

Wellesley Park is close to towns of historical importance and great interest allowing you to combine cultural visits with some shopping and ample opportunity to sample the local cuisine.

WELLS

The smallest city in England, with its splendid 12th Century Cathedral and Bishops Palace, 14th Century Vicars' Close, and 18th Century Town Hall. A traditional open-air market is held every Wednesday and Saturday at the old Market Place, and the commercial centre provides a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants.

GLASTONBURY

The Abbey, the Tor, the Chalice Well, and the Druid sites - for Glastonbury is the stuff of legend, magic and the Holy Grail! Esoteric shopping abounds alongside high street commerce and it's possible to eat and drink well here.

STREET

Perhaps the biggest shopping village in South West of England offering discounted goods from major fashion, home ware and sports outlets. Marks & Spencer, Next, Jaeger, Le Creuset, Rohan, Joules, Coast and many others offer you discounted prices seven days a week.

CHEDDAR

An ancient village, now associated forever with its famous cheese and the eponymous gorge and caves, lies within a designated site of special scientific interest and an area of outstanding natural beauty. You can visit the gorge and caves, the local cheese factory and brewery, and there’s even a toy museum for those not yet old enough to enjoy such pleasures. Nearby Wookey Hole offers an equally commercial approach to the business of getting underground.

BATH

International tourism abounds in this city which has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Roman Baths, 15th Century Bath Abbey, the Jane Austen Centre, and much, much more. Shopping includes the usual high street outlets, but also independent booksellers, galleries, antiques, music and specialist food shops. A meal at the elegant Pump Room restaurant would be memorable, or perhaps a Bath bun at the famous Sally Lunn's Refreshment House.

BRISTOL

The economic powerhouse of the South West and a major communications centre. Explore Bristol's maritime heritage from pirates and slavery to Brunel's SS Great Britain, and everything else a major city can offer – theatres and music venues, art galleries and a wide range of modern restaurants and bars. Bristol is also a magnet for shoppers, from the city centre and the new Cabot Circus development, including Harvey Nicholls to the huge Cribbs Causeway indoor shopping mall situated just off the M5 motorway at junction 18.

THE MENDIP HILLS

An area of outstanding natural beauty, offering way-marked walks, nature trails, and mountain bike routes of varying degrees of difficulty. By foot, bike or car you can visit an iron-age hill fort, a nature reserve, mediaeval houses, ancient villages and numerous public houses offering excellent real ales.

THE QUANTOCK HILLS

Another area of outstanding natural beauty, offering way-marked walks, nature trails, and mountain bike routes of varying degrees of difficulty. Explore the quaint villages with outstanding public houses offering excellent food and good real ale and every child will enjoy the sight of wild miniature ponies trekking over the Hills!

  • Wellesley Park - Surrounding Area
  • Wellesley Park - Surrounding Area
  • Wellesley Park - Surrounding Area
  • Wellesley Park - Surrounding Area
  • Wellesley Park - Surrounding Area
  • Wellesley Park - Surrounding Area
  • Wellesley Park - Surrounding Area
  • Wellesley Park - Surrounding Area