Things To Do Around Happy On The Hill
A famous footpath up Creech Hill to the site of a Romano-Celtic temple is just nearby with fields offering fossil finding and ancient woodland to explore. In Gabriel’s Wagon, walks are mapped out for you to enjoy to the local Saxon town of Bruton along drovers lanes to visit Hauser & Wirth’s Somerset gallery. For foodies, this town is a delight, with Hauser & Wirth’s Roth Bar, At the Chapel and Matts Kitchen, to name but a few. You can also walk to Cole Manor tea rooms, set on the gentle River Brue, or for a longer walk, make your way along the river at Spargrove, to sit beside the log fire in the Three Horseshoes pub in Batcombe. A half hour car journey will bring you to the spectacular Cheddar Gorge and the Mendip hills and in the opposite direction, Stourhead, with peaceful lake-side walks, and stunning gardens. A 45 minute drive will take you to the sea and the beautiful Dorset coast.
In the summer, there is Glastonbury Festival, just 5 miles away, and the Bath & West showground offering a constant programme of interest from the Royal Bath & West agricultural show, to Antiques and Collectors shows and the famous Sunday Flea Market. (Please check dates)
For a taste of Somerset town life, we are within easy reach of Glastonbury with its quaint shops and impressive Abbey ruins; Wells and its breathtakingly beautiful Cathedral and Frome’s Catherine Hill, fun to visit with quirky buzzy bohemian vintage shops, fantastic cafes and an Artisan Market every last Sunday of the month – all within 10 miles radius. For city life, the magnificent Georgian City of Bath is within 20 miles as is Bristol.