Historic places to visit in Somerset

American Museum in Britain

Claverton Manor
Bath BA2 7BD


Founded in 1961, the museum has the finest collection of American decorative arts outside the United States. Displayed in a series of period rooms, the collection illustrates how early Americans lived between the 17th and 19th centuries.

Ashton Windmill

Chapel Allerton
Axbridge BS26 2PP


This unique 18th century flour mill stands on the 'Isle of Wedmore", a ridge giving commanding views of Cheddar Gorge, the Somerset Levels and Brent Knoll. A windmill is mentioned on this site as far back as 1317.