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Sherborne, Dorset.

Sherborne (111 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset

(6.3 miles, 10.1 km, direction SE of Wales)

The softly glowing Ham stone of which most of the town properties are built, lends warmth and atmosphere to what is already a unique and attractive place...

A picture of Martock

Martock (22 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(8.4 miles, 13.5 km, direction SW of Wales)

The interior of Martock's Ham-stone church is perhaps the grandest in all Somerset, the startling effect of the golden stone against the most lavishly decorated of the county's great tie-beam roofs is simply overwhelming...

Glastonbury Hill and Tor

Glastonbury (103 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Somerset

(10.1 miles, 16.3 km, direction NW of Wales)

This little town now enjoys world renown for its annual music festival which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe. None-the-less, this still remains very much a.....

Hardy's Dorset

Melbury Osmond (3 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction S of Wales)

A long, winding lane, flanked by grassy banks covered in fern and wild flowers, leads to the picture postcard village of Melbury Osmond..

City of Wells

Wells (137 Pictures) in the county of Somerset

(13.0 miles, 20.9 km, direction N of Wales)

Wells, situated at the foot of the picturesque mendip hills, is most certainly one of England's most delightful cathedral cities...

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Fleet Air Arm Museum, Somerset

Fleet Air Arm Museum (3 Pictures)

(1.9 miles, 3.0 km, direction W)

The Fleet Air Arm Museum houses Europe's largest Naval aviation collection. Go on-board Concorde and be transported by a.....

Lytes Cary Manor, June 2009

Lytes Cary Manor (42 Pictures)

(3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction W)

Intimate manor house with Arts & Crafts-style garden. Tudor great hall and 14th-century chapel, this was home to medieval.....

Sherborne Old Castle

Sherborne Castle (80 Pictures)

(6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction SE)

Many fascinating tales remain from the time when Sherborne Castle was lived in by Sir Walter Raleigh, a favourite of Elizabeth I......

Sherborne Abbey at night

Sherborne Abbey (7 Pictures)

(7.0 miles, 11.3 km, direction SE)

Without doubt this magnificent Abbey built centuries ago of creamy Ham stone ranks amongst the finest Abbey churches anywhere in.....

Montacute House

Montacute House (68 Pictures)

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction SW)

This is one of the most glittering of all the great Elizabethan mansions in England. It is built of glowing honey-coloured Ham.....

Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset

Glastonbury Tor (37 Pictures)

(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction NW)

Swirling mists rise over the Somerset Levels, where approaching the town of Glastonbury, suddenly above the mist you catch a.....

Chalice Well Entrance

The Chalice Well Gardens (11 Pictures)

(9.7 miles, 15.6 km, direction NW)

There are many associations with Chalice Well covering countless centuries; it is a timeless and sacred place, full of legend,.....


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