Local Attractions

Meerkats at Longleat

The Lighthouse is ideally located and offers Bed & Breakfast accommodation close to a host of fantastic local attractions including Longleat with its extensive range of attractions, the Royal City of Bath, the medieval towns of Wells and Nunney, and the stunning National Trust property Stourhead House and Gardens.



Longleat Safari & Adventure Park has been one of the UK’s best-loved attractions for over 60 years - and is only 10 minutes from The Lighthouse. It features an extensive Safari Park, is home to BBC Animal Park and CBBC Roar and also has over 15 fabulous attractions, including the new multi million pound Jungle Kingdom and Longleat House, one of the most stunning stately homes in Britain.

We can offer guests great deals on tickets to Longleat and Cheddar Gorge so please enquire when you are making your booking.


The City of Bath, a World Heritage City just 25 minutes from The Lighthouse, is visited by hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world. Bath and the stunning countryside surrounding is one of England's most beautiful places to visit. It is a unique city; its hot springs, Roman Baths, splendid Abbey and Georgian stone crescents have attracted visitors for centuries.


Nunney Castle is a 5 minute drive away - the striking and picturesque moated castle was built in the 1370s and offers visitors some interesting history, a beautiful walk and a visit to a beautiful Somerset Village.


The much loved city of Wells is within 20 minutes from the Lighthouse, with its majestic C12th cathedral,  beautiful medieval cobbled streets, Bishop's Palace and moat. As well as the historic landmarks, Wells has some lovely boutique shops and cafes close to the Cathedral which are also lovely to walk around and explore.


Just 15 minutes drive away, Stourhead is secluded in its own private valley. Stourhead features one of the world's finest landscape gardens. The 18th-century design centres on the magnificent lake, surrounded by classical temples, enchanting grottos and rare and exotic trees.


Explore Cheddar Gorge, Britain's biggest gorge from the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous beauty spot is a National Nature Reserve, reveals many fascinating stories of from prehistoric times, and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing. A great day out for families, nature and history lovers, and outdoor adventurers.


The town of Frome has its own magical charm and draws people from across the UK, due its diverse and vibrant community, and its love of music and the arts. Take time to stroll around and explore Frome to get a sense of its unique character.

Black Swan Arts is a popular arts centre in Frome, open 7 days a week, which contains galleries, shops, cafe, and the Roundtower where artist-led workshops and community events take place.

Factory Outlet Shopping at either the Mulberry Shop in Shepton Mallet, or at Clarks Village in Street.

Cheddar Gorge
Royal Crescent Bath
Nunney Castle
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