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  • Sherborne Castle
  • Stourheadr
  • Wells
  • Lytes Cary Manor
  • Wookey Hole
  • Fleet Air Museum
  • Wells Cathedral
  • Motacute House
  • Sherborne Castle
  • Stourhead
  • Wells Bishop's Palace
  • Lytes Cary Manor is an intimate medieval manor house with a beautiful Arts and Crafts garden
  • Wookey Hole Caves
  • Fleet Air Arm Museum
  • Wells Cathedral
  • Montacute a magnificent Elizabethan stone-built house

What to see and do nearby - all under 25 miles

Courtyard Barn is superbly situated on the Somerset/Dorset/Wiltshire border, with many all year round attractions closeby .

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Sherborne Castle

Sherborne Castle

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, this historic house reflects a glorious variety of decorative styles from over 400 years of English History. 42 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds and 50 acre lake landscaped by Capability Brown in 1753. - Distance 11 miles.

Sherborne

Sherborne

Sherborne is definitely worth a visit, it must be one of the most beautiful towns in the south-west. The Abbey is well worth seeing. Sherborne is full of architecture from Medieval to Tudor, Georgian,Regency and Queen Anne. There is an excellent guided historic walk - Distance 11 miles

Stourhead

Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden. Stourhead was one of the first grand Palladian-style villas to be built in Englandin 1724 and as such it follows the correct tradition, where the carriage entrance leads to the piano nobile, or main floor, where the state rooms are arranged. Perhaps the most beautiful and magical of all of the great landscape gardens, Stourhead is an English 18th-century view of Arcadian paradise.- Distance 11.5 mile

Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury is a small market town in Dorset with a fascinating history going back to Saxon times. The town is the home of Gold Hill (made famous by the "Hovis" advert) and has magnificent views over Hardy's Blackmore Vale. - Distance 12 mile

Glastonbury

Glastonbury

the legendary Isle of Avalon. Visit Glastonbury Tor, the Abbey the Chalice Well & Gardens. Glastonbury also has a number of interesting museums - Distance 25 miles. Well worth dropping into Clarks Village Shopping Outlet whilst here as Street is under 3 miles from Glastonbury.

Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary Manor

Near Somerton. Intimate manor house with walled gardens and estate. Tudor great hall and 14th-century chapel and Home to medieval herbalist Henry Lyte.- Distance 15 miles

Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole Caves and Papermill

Offer a guided tour of spectacular caves, learn about the Witch of Wookey and step back in time in the penny arcade and hall of mirrors.- Distance 24 miles - Wookey Hole Caves are only a couple of miles from Wells.

22 miles to Wells

Wells

England's smallest city, home to perhaps the most beautiful of the great English Cathedrals Wells Cathedral The medieval palace has been home to the Bishops of Bath & Wells since 1206. Excellent twice weekly market - Distance 22 miles. Only a couple of miles from Wookey Hole Caves.

Hayes International Motor Museum

Hayes International Motor Museum

This is the UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. With over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50s and 60s glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars like the Jaguar XJ220. - Distance 10 miles

Fleet Air Museum

Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Museum has the largest collection of Naval aircraft anywhere in Europe together with the first British built Concorde which you can go on-board and visit the cockpit. Outside there is a children's adventure playground - Distance 14 miles

Longleat safari park and house

Longleat Safari Park

Longleat House is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. The safari park is excellent and will be enjoyed by all ages. There is plently of activities for children, this is family fun at its very best. - distance 22 miles

Barrington Court

Barrington Court

Beautiful Jekyll-inspired gardens, working kitchen garden and Tudor manor house. The stone-walled kitchen garden produces a variety of wonderful fruit and vegetables, which can be enjoyed in the restaurant. -Distance 25 miles

Montacute House

Montacute House

A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone, and its surrounding gardens it is a place of beauty and wonder. The Long Gallery, which is the longest of its kind in England, houses over 60 Tudor and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery, lovely gardens and park - Distance 21 miles

Tintinhull Garden

Tintinhull Garden

Created last century around an attractive 17th-century manor house, the garden is one of the most harmonious small gardens in Britain. It features secluded lawns, pools and colourful borders.. - Distance 19 miles

Clarks Village

Clarks Village at Street

Over ninety high street and designer stores with massive discounts, restaurants and cafes. Children's play areas and attractions. - Distance 23 miles. Well worth visiting Glastonbury at the same time as it is under 3 miles from Street.

Sherbourne Old Castle

Sherborne Old Castle

After withstanding two sieges during the Civil War, all that remains today is a romantic ruin in the grounds of the 'new' Sherborne Castle. Only the Southwest Gatehouse and parts of the castle, including the Great Tower and the North Range, survive. - Distance 11 miles