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Places To Visit and Attractions

Longhill Farm is very conveniently located in mid Somerset and with many attractions and places of interest on our doorstep to suit everyone, you will not be short of things to do! The Royal Bath & West Showground is just two miles away and hosts many major events throughout the year, from music festivals to antique fairs and truck fests.

Englands smallest city of Wells, with its impressive Cathedral is well worth a visit and lunch in the cathedral is particularly enjoyable! The historic town of Glastonbury  (10 miles) is world renowned for its Abbey and Gardens as well as its annual music festival. The panoramic views of rolling countryside afforded by a walk up the hill to Glastonbury Tor Tor as rewarding as The Tor itself! For those who love to shop, the town of Street (10 miles) is home to Clarks Village Retail Outlet, where numerous designer label retail outlets offer generous discounts and makes this a perfect destination for a spot of 'retail therapy'.

Fleet Air Arm Museum (12 miles), Haynes Motor Museum  (6 miles), The East Somerset Steam Railway (Cranmore, 4 miles), Cheddar Caves (21 miles) and Wookey Hole (11 miles) all make great family days out. Longleat Safari Park and The National Trust stately homes and gardens of Montacute House, Stourheadand Lytes Cary can be reached in less than 30mins by car. The city of Bath with its Roman Spa, museums and designer shopping is only forty a minute drive away and with a Park & Ride sited conveniently en-route, accommodation at Longhill offers a very cost effective alternative to staying in or around Bath itself. The city of Bristol is also only about an hours drive away and boasts theatres, shopping centres, The SS Great Britain, @Bristol hands-on science museum, art galleries and many more attractions.

For those who play golf, we have two excellent courses nearby. The Mendip Golf Club at Shepton Mallet (8 miles) provides excellent award-winning facilities and its elevated position affords panoramic views across seven counties and Wheathill Golf Club near Castle Cary (3 miles). We are situated just seven miles from Wincanton Racecourse where race meetings take place throughout the year.

Other local activities and pursuits
The Mill On The Brue Activity Centre in Bruton (3 miles) provides a multitude of outdoor adventure and activities for all age groups, from childrens fun-days and longer residential courses during school holidays to hen and stag activity days and corporate event days. There is an excellent h orse riding school at Naydon Equestrian Centre at Lydford Cross (4 miles) offering. The Somerset Levels provide excellent opportunities for bird watching, cycling and to gain insite into several traditional cottage industries including specialist food smoking and basket weaving. Wincanton Sports Centre (11 miles) is our nearest indoor swimming pool and also has many fun activities for children during school holidays as well as varied adult fitness classes.

Theatre lovers have a choice of performances at The Octagon Theatre in Yeovil (16 miles), Strode Theatre in Street (10 miles) or  Bristol and Bath.

Eating Out
We are very lucky to have several excellent Inns and restaraunts very nearby, serving delicious, locally sourced food.

The Manor House Inn, Ditcheat and The Natterjack Inn, Evercreech are highly reccommended and both serve lunchtime and evening meals.  Just three miles away in Bruton, Truffles offers excellent French cuisine and The Chapel is a bistro cafe offering well prepared local food.  For a special occasion, ThePilgrims Rest  at Lovington (3 miles) is a must!  The Stags Head at Yarlington (4 miles) and The Red Lion at Babcary (4 miles) are all authentic country Inns offering excellent food and service and are all well worth a visit.  All of the above are very popular with locals and advance booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

For local produce, guests are reccommended to try Barbers Farm Shop in our vilage - a must for those wishing to buy scrumptious Somerset cheeses made right here in Ditcheat. Brown and Forrest, Hambridge uses traditional Somerset smoking techniques to produce delicious smoked fish, meat and cheeses that can be sampled in their restaurant or purchased.

Taxis
To get you around, our preferred local taxi company is Chinnock Taxis as they provide a reliable and competetively priced service in superior vehicles - advance booking advised.