Just look at how much there is to see and do when you visit Somerset.
We are just 25 minutes walk from the City of Wells (less than 5 minutes by car). On Wednesday and Saturday there is a farmers market in the square which adds to the atmosphere of this charming city. The magnificent Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace Gardens are open to the Public and are our main places of interest. Take in the history in the Cathedral and allow time to relax and reflect in the Bishop's Palace Gardens. Ask us about "half price entry" There are daily guided tours and events throughout the Summer.
Right next door to the Cathedral don't miss the "Vicars Close" which "is claimed to be the oldest purely residential street with its original buildings all surviving intact in Europe. This year celebrating it's 650th anniversary. You might also consider visiting The Wells & Mendip Museum before choosing somewhere to enjoy an evening meal. (We have a list of local restuarants which we are pleased to recommend).
There are an abundance of countryside walks in and around Wells which include The Monarch's Way and The West Mendip Way. We keep a selection of maps and guide books which we are happy to lend to our guests.
The National Trust -
Whether or not you are a member of the National Trust, you might want to consider including a visit to one or more National Trust Properties when visiting Wells. Montecute House was built in the late 16th Centrury and includes a display of more than 60 of the finest Tudor and Elizabethan portraits from the National Portrait Gallery collection and can be found 23 miles south of Dulcote. Barrington Court, Tintinhull Garden and Lytes Cary Manor are just a short drive from Montecute House
Possibly the most notable property is Stourhead which is 23 miles from Dulcote.
Take a Holiday inWells
The majority of our guests come to Beltane for a short break or to break the journey from home to Devon or Cornwall. However, we are confident that you will be truly surprised at just how many places there are to visit in Wells and the surrounding area. This page aims to give you a taste of the many places that you can enjoy when you choose stay at Beltane whether it is for a short break, or perhaps a longer stay..
If you take the walk from Beltane to Wells you will see Glastonbury Tor in the distance. Glastonbury is just 7 miles from Dulcote (10 minutes by car). Glastonbury is home to the World peace gardens "Chalice Well",
A short distance from Glastonbury is in Street where you will find loads of famous brands not just Clarks Shoes.
Gardens to visit
Not very far away from Beltane is Milton Lodge Gardens, just 1/2 a mile north of Wells. From the A39 Bristol-Wells turn north up Old Bristol Road, the views from Milton Lodge over Wells are one of the main attractions.
Highly recommended too is "Kilver Court Gardens" , which is located in Shepton Mallet, about 4 miles from Dulcote.
If you are thinking of visiting any of the places that we have listed, please have a look at the individual websites which will give you up to date opening times and some sites include special offers too.
Wookey Hole is less than 4 miles from Dulcote where you can explore the caves and enjoy the fun! Enjoyed mainly by children, Wookey Hole caves are definitely of archaeological interest. Ask us about discounts for 2013
Don't miss Cheddar Gorge which is truly spectacular, You can just marvel at the magnificence of the Gorge (for free) or explore the caves and sample Cheddar Cheese which has been matured in the caves.
Lesser known Ebbor Gorge, which is owned by the National Trust can be found close to Wookey Hole Village and Caves. It is a steep-sided ravine cut into Carboniferous Limestone. There are a variety of walks and amazing views of Somerset from here.
For some Nostalgia visit the "East Somerset Railway" at Cranmore where you can enjoy Cream Teas, Sunday Lunch and off course Steam Trains.
------ also home to the International Antiques and Collectors Fair,and the Giant Flea & Collectors Market, dates can be found at the top of this page.
Each November there is a Carnival in Wells and the surrounding towns.
carnival photos by Glam Photography & Media
Bristol International Airport – 30 minutes (18 miles)
Bath - (20 miles)