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What to visit
Places of interest

Somerset is full of history and intrigue, local mythology and impressive buildings adorn the heart of the West Country. So, whilst staying with us here at Bowlish House, take advantage of the beauty of the Great British countryside and delve into the past to see why Britain is so Great!



Mendip Golf Club


“Located on the north facing slope of the Mendips at an elevation of almost 1,000ft the Mendip Golf Club is ideally situated in the country just 15 miles south-west of Bath and 18 miles south of Bristol and is widely regarded as one of the best golf courses in Somerset.

The Mendip Golf Club has, from its early beginnings as a nine hole course, been continuously improved over the years into the superb eighteen hole par 71 course that it is today. With its fairways of springy downland turf, Mendip Golf Club boasts lies that some golfers can only dream about. The excellent greens are maintained to an exceptionally high standard many having pronounced borrows which need careful reading. The addition of the Academy Course in 2013 provides the ideal place for newcomers to learn golf or existing golfers to develop their skills.

Visitors to this splendid Somerset golf course can enjoy unparalleled views over seven counties, including the mountains of Wales, the spectacular King Arthur's Vale of Avalon, the mysterious Glastonbury Tor and across to Bridgwater Bay and Exmoor.”



We have listed a few of our favourite places below; this is by no means a comprehensive list but our friends at the Shepton Mallet Tourist Information will be most happy to give you their personal recommendations and can be contacted on 01749 345258.


Wells is a peaceful and joyful cathedral.
It is a prayer in stone and glass.
In rooms dimly glimpsed beyond there are shadows and shafts of light beckoning pilgrim or seeker to discover what lies within....


Here at Wookey Hole, where a river flows out of the underworld, pagan and Christian legends intermingle. Here, too are mysteries of man himself. How did the early cavemen, who inhabited these caves, really live from day to day? And what makes a modern diver explore the caverns beyond the sunlight?
Here you will find the questions - if not all the answers...



A major tourist attraction for over 200 years, with plenty to do above and below ground.
We're also a Site of Special Scientific Interest in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you'll find many rare species.
The Cathedral-like Caves and Britain's biggest Gorge are million-year-old Ice Age river beds.
Your ancestors have lived here for 40,000 years, and world-famous Cheddar Man is Britain's oldest complete skeleton


Every year, people from over seventy countries on six different continents visit the sacred site of Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset, England.
The 2,000 years of Christianity we are celebrating and remembering are forever rooted in the mystical land of Avalon where the story of Glastonbury Abbey began. While in Glastonbury take in the views from Glastonbury Tor.


Feel the heat of the spring waters, bringing health and vitality to Bath for over two thousand years....


Britain's original natural thermal spa. In the World Heritage city of Bath you can enjoy Britain's only natural thermal waters as the Celts and Romans did over 2000 years ago.

Voted 'UK Family Attraction of the Year 2002' by the Good Britain Guide, Longleat offers a wonderland of attractions to suit all ages!






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