Charming and Picturesque Market Towns to visit around Wellington
Every week, Somerset hosts lively markets which are delightful and pristine. These market towns are so delightful that they are worth a visit if you are in Wellington. Whether you have a shopping spree or not, be sure to get around these stunning towns:
Frome is blessed with a vibrant arts scene and it is more than just a typical historic market town. It is the blend of specialist shops and independent boutiques, musical talent, contemporary galleries, and real feel of community spirit. It is definitely very simple to see why Frome won the National Great Town Award in the year 2016.
The town also hosts a lto of events, such as the Frome Festibal in July, which lasts ten days of literature talks, music, comedy, art exhibitions, and even more. The Catherine Hill is the best spot to relax in a comfortable café and to admire the amazing interiors of chapel housing, the Rye Bakery with delicious pastry and coffee. Thai Kitchen serves the tasty dishes and is also worth a while.
On the arrival to historic market square of Axbridge, it doesn’t mean you are a daft if you feel. The Square houses vivid shop fronts, stunning St. John’s 13th century church and partly timbered houses giving a nod to the thriving wool production of the town during the medieval era. King John’s Hunting Lodge is nestled around the corner. It is a wool merchant’s house from the medieval era which houses Museum of Local History run by District Museum Trust.
The Strawberry Line connects Axbridge to the nearest villages of Yatton and Cheddar and is going to extend to Shepton Mallet. It has a lot of gorgeous landscapes to admire along the trail whether you love bike ride or relaxing stroll.
It is another exotic coastal town which is fun spot with sleepy streets for holiday makers that are full of charming pubs and restaurants and quaint shops, gorgeous pebbled coastline, active marina, and a lot of history. It is beautifully located on Bridgwater Bay on the mouth of Washford River and around Exmoor National Park. It is well covered by idyllic greens that are ready to welcome its visitors.
The 13th century St. Decumen Church of medieval period is located opposite the town. Cleeve Abbey is one of the best preserved monasteries from the medieval era and it can be spotted only 2 miles away in Washford village. It is also connected to the rest of Somerset with The West Somerset Railway from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead.
It is a vibrant kaleidoscope and blend of culture and color. This lively town literally has a lot to explore. Pick up a range of unique pieces at Chalice Well Shop or Man, Myth and Magik, eclectic shops which line the streets, The Crystal Man and find all things divine at the Goddess Temple.
The formidable Glastonbury Tor has been shrouded in legend and history and it has been the point of spiritual and religious significance for up to 100 years. The ascent towards the top offers visitors with beautiful views over the rolling greens of the county.