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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!