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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“Famous local safari park. About 30 mins drive away. Fantastic day out. Also does special events in the run up to Christmas. ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Famous Cheddar Gorge sight seeing location. Great for families and close to Wookey Hole. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“Beautiful national trust gardens with lovely walks around the lake and house. Especially nice in the autumn admiring all the colours.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Designer shopping outlet, big brands at discounted prices. Good restaurants and children play area too.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Hauser & Wirth Bruton is a pioneering world-class gallery and an absolute must visit. Its multi-purpose arts centre acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture, and the remarkable Bruton landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. An impressive landscaped garden, designed by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, sits behind the gallery buildings and includes a changing programme of outdoor sculptures, and houses the Radić Pavilion, designed by Smiljan Radić. ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Site of historic interest with links to King Arthur and has a number of other enduring mythological and spiritual associations. It's free to visit and the summit is only accessible by foot.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Restaurant
“At the Chapel is a widely reviewed restaurant, wine store and bakery with rooms and a terrace where light lunches and drinks can be enjoyed. The restaurant serves fine dishes of local produce, to wood fired oven pizza. Early booking is advised.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Church
“One of the most exquisite cathedrals in England. The cathedral's facade is iconic of Somerset. Wells cathedral is an absolute must see for fine architecture and cultural appreciation. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“5* Great all year round. We went at Christmas for the festival of lights which was brilliant. Driving your car through the monkeys and lions is a fab experience.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Church
“Wells Cathedral has some amazing features, also behind the Bishop's Palace is a garden well worth the visit”
  • 47 locals recommend
Castle
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“An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens. The picturesque village of Dunster with its shops and cafes is within spitting distance too!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Place of historic interest. Before King Henry the VIII dissolved the Abbey it was the largest in England and the resting place of King Arthur and Guinevere. It is nestled amongst 3 energy lines, St. Michael, Mary and Magdelen-Bridget. £7 entry fee which allows access for the day.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Wookey Hole makes for a great day out for the whole family. Go down into the caves and learn about their history and the Wookey Hole Witch!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Nature
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“Montacute House was built in about 1598 and inhabited by the Phelips family until 1911 when it was rented out. Put up for sale in 1929, it was acquired by the National Trust in 1931. Once a month Montacute House hosts a Farmers and Craft Market from 10am to 2 pm, and in December the Market is open every Saturday.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pub
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“Mells (2.5 miles, 50 minute walk along the river) The Talbot Inn is a traditional but stylish coaching inn located in the heart of the historic village of Mells. High-end pub food started by two chefs from Babington House. Sunday roast is great. Moderate/high price, great quality Family friendly Very dog friendly”
  • 42 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 4
“right on our doorstep, 10 mins drive away, breathtaking ! lose yourself in the middle of no where for the day !”
  • 16 locals recommend
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Top restaurants

Restaurant
“At the Chapel is a widely reviewed restaurant, wine store and bakery with rooms and a terrace where light lunches and drinks can be enjoyed. The restaurant serves fine dishes of local produce, to wood fired oven pizza. Early booking is advised.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Pub
“Mells (2.5 miles, 50 minute walk along the river) The Talbot Inn is a traditional but stylish coaching inn located in the heart of the historic village of Mells. High-end pub food started by two chefs from Babington House. Sunday roast is great. Moderate/high price, great quality Family friendly Very dog friendly”
  • 42 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Ethically sourced meats and sustainability lie at the heart of this exceptional restaurant set in the beautiful grounds of the Hauser and Wirth Gallery. Moderately expensive Superb quality Family friendly ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent quirky restaurant and wine bar with an amazing selection of superb wines! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Grand building with an easygoing, rustic interior and a feel-good menu of panini, burgers and tapas.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Great place for a drink in the beer garden at the back or for a lovely meal. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High quality, Michelin star restaurant, so it's no surprise the food and service is top notch. Only visited once, but was truly delicious right down to the table nibbles they supplied (looks a little like bird seed, tasted amazing, had to ask for more, and apparently we're not alone in asking for more!). All three of us had steaks, which were perfect in every way, not something you can often say about steaks in the UK!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Fabulous homemade cakes and excellent healthy food. The building is just great too and well worth a visit.”
  • 18 locals recommend

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