Close to the beautiful Mendip Hills, Shepton Mallet has a lively yet quaint market on Friday mornings, a remarkable fifteenth century parish church and acclaimed historic architecture. Located just off the A367 / A37, The Highwayman is ideally situated for visiting the historic cities of Bristol and Bath, with other attractions close by such as the Longleat Estate,Bath and West Showground,Wookey Hole Caves and the East Somerset Railway.
From the A37 Continue onto Whitstone Road (A361) At the first roundabout, take the second exit onto Whitstone Road (A361) Bear left onto Cannard’sGrave Road
Wookey Hole Caves – 8 miles
Wookey Hole Caves is a great day out for all the family, whatever the weather! Wander through the prehistoric valley of the Dinosaurs featuring King Kong and relax in the magical Fairy Garden. The 19th Century Paper Mill houses a variety of fascinating attractions including the Victorian Penny Arcade, Magical Mirror Maze, Crazy Mirrors,CaveMuseum, Pirate Zap Zone and Soft Play Areas.
Glastonbury – 9 miles
Glastonbury has been inhabited since Neolithic times and today it has more than its fair share of attractions and festivals. There is something to interest most tastes from Glastonbury Abbey that was the site of Edmund Ironsides coronation as King of England in 1016, museums & churches to the interesting hippie shops selling books, charms, clothes and crystals
Longleat Estate – 19 miles
Around an hours drive away, Longleat is a great value for money family day out. It is home to theUK’s Number 1 safari park featuring a new gorilla colony, lemur walkthrough and a giraffe feeding area. There is also Longleat house and gardens, a boat ride, bat cave and a huge hedge maze and playground to explore
Bath – 19 miles
Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a diverse collection of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, Jane Austen Centre and Thermal Bath Spa. Bath’s compact city centre offers superb shopping and there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the surrounding area
Bristol – 21 miles
There are several world class attractions in Bristol, from Britain’s most acclaimed historic ship, its most iconic suspension bridge, the world’s fifth oldest zoo, one of Europe’s leading interactive science centres to an outstanding network of free city museums. The newly transformed pedestrian streets offer a great environment in which to shop, and relaxing open spaces in which to watch the world go by. Visit Cabot Circus a gigantic three-tiered shopping and leisure centre, with over 120 shops