Rural Escapes: Country Holidays and Breaks in North Somerset
Bordering the south of Bristol explore the delights of North Somerset. Gateway to the south west, its rural coast and countryside offers a wide variety of landscapes and experiences in a surprisingly compact area. We have attractions and activities for all ages, and accommodation to suit all pockets from budget to luxury.
Well connected by air, road and rail North Somerset is easy to get to and hard to leave.
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Winford Manor, Winford
Recently renovated into a contemporary hotel with spectacular views of the North Somerset countryside.
Doubleton Farm Cottages, Hewish
Traditional cottages for 1-8 people, only 4 miles from Weston beach with plenty of attractions nearby.
Church House, Kewstoke
Luxury 5 star guest house recommended in the 'Good Hotel Guide', The Guardian 100 Best B & B's.
Lyncombe Lodge Hotel and Restaurant
Lyncombe Lodge Hotel and Restaurant is a family-owned country lodge hotel nestling high on a wooded hillside and set in 250 acres of rolling Mendip countryside.
Elm Tree Cottage, Tickenham
Comfortable en-suite rooms, good food, exceptional hospitality and spectacular views.
- Winford Manor, Winford
50 acre all-weather family adventure park providing fun and variety with something to offer everyone.
Award winning museum of retail and farming history giving a fascinating trip down memory lane.
Court Farm Country Park
A family run farm attraction, With lots of new, baby animals and a range of great play facilities.
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
12 indoor and outdoor adventure play areas for suitable for all ages and a variety of exciting animals.
- Puxton Park
History & heritage
Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens and parkland.
Outstanding 14th-century manor house and 18th-century terraced garden.
King John's Hunting Lodge
Tudor timber-framed wool merchant's house (circa 1500), a fascinating insight into local history.
Museum room at ancient site, founded to atone for the martyrdom of Thomas à Becket.
Imaginatively restored Grade II Victorian Gothic pub close to the country estate of Tyntesfield, with 6 luxury B&B guest rooms, and a welcoming pub and dining area.
The Great Outdoors
Walk or cycle the Strawberry Line from Yatton to Cheddar, along an old railway route running through the heart of North Somerset.
A leaflet of walking and cycling routes in North Somerset for all the family.
Mendip Snowsport Centre
Ski, snowboard, toboggan and a range of other activities to suit everyone, in the Mendip Hills.
Cheddar Caves & Gorge
Explore Britain's biggest gorge from the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns.
A place of such scenic quality it was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1972.
- Strawberry Line
Made in North Somerset
Thatchers Farm Shop
Close to the Strawberry Line stop in at the shop to pick up some Thatcher’s cider and local produce.
Yeo Valley Organic Garden & Tea Room
One of a handful of organically certified ornamental gardens in the country.
Butcombe Brewery Shop
Award-winning handcrafted beers made in the heart of North Somerset.
North Somerset Arts Week
North Somerset Arts Festival 3-12 May - amongst the 120 plus venues you’ll find art to suit every taste and pocket.
Made in North Somerset Festival
A festival of local producers, artists and artisans - 14th September – 6th October 2013.
- Thatchers Farm Shop