Around Wedmore

Wedmore can be traced as a settlement back to Iron Age and Roman periods. In Saxon times it lay at the heart of a large and important Royal estate.

It has a strong trading history and has been a centre for shops and markets since 1500. This tradition continues today and the village has an excellent range of clothing and food shops.

The architecture is lovely too. The village combines cottages and grand houses from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries and many excellent examples of Georgian and Victorian styles. There is a lovely fifteenth century church at the centre of the village called St Marys.

Wedmore is about 20 miles south of Bristol and 30 miles south west of Bath. Wells (with its famous cathedral) is 8 miles away to the east. The Cheddar Gorge is only 3 miles to the north and the Somerset Levels lie just outside the village providing a fantastic range of wildlife and bird watching opportunities – as well as miles of peaceful roads and tracks for bicycling or walking.

The Mendip Hills, just a few miles to the north are also an excellent place to walk or ride and officially designated as an area of outstanding beauty.

There are a number of golf clubs very close by including The Isle of Wedmore in the village and Wells, to the east.