Wedmore is perfectly positioned for visiting key places in the West Country. It is about 20 miles south of Bristol and 30 miles southwest of Bath. Wells (with its famous cathedral) is 8 miles away to the east. 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.
And nearby Wells is the smallest cathedral city in
England. Explore the 850-year-old Gothic Cathedral,
the Bishop’s Palace, and historic marketplace (with
excellent markets every Wednesday and Saturday).
There is a variety of national trust properties to visit.
Vicars' Close, Wells
Just a few miles to the north of Wedmore are the Mendips, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, and an excellent place to walk and ride.
A magical wetland landscape at the heart of the Somerset
Levels with a rich cultural heritage, diversity of wildlife and
outstanding nature reserves including Shapwick Heath which
in the winter months has stunning starling murmurations.
Stephen Moss, one of Britain’s leading nature writers, broadcasters and wildlife television producers can take small groups (of two or more) on exclusive guided walks. Booking required. Contact reception.
Or you can join a guided walk, with the Mendip Ramblers or pick up a copy of a great local walk from behind the bar and explore on your own.
Starling ‘murmurations’ are a true wonder of the natural world. The starlings leave the marshy ground of the Somerset Levels during the day and go off to feed, some up to 20 miles away. They return in the afternoon and the murmurations can start an hour or so before sunset.
Either join expert Stephen Moss on a murmuration tour or take your pick of the many nature reserves and marshes across the Levels to view them in action.
And don’t forget to bring your bike because the cycling around the Somerset Levels is hard to beat (but don’t be fooled by the name because not all routes are flat!) Beyond the Levels are old railway tracks, river and canal tow paths and quiet lanes which are perfect for family bike rides.
We have plenty of space to safely store bikes at the hotel.