Historic places to visit in Somerset

Cadbury Castle

South Cadbury
Yeovil BA22 7HA


Cadbury Castle is an Iron Age hill fort in the civil parish of South Cadbury in the English county of Somerset. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and associated with King Arthur.

Cheddar Gorge - National Trust

Cheddar Gorge
Cheddar BS27 3QF


Cheddar Man Museum of Prehistory explores 40,000 years of British pre-history, with demonstrations of Stone Age survival skills and beautiful cave art.

Claverton Pumping Station

Ferry Lane Claverton
Bath BA2 7BH


The Claverton Pumping Station is a rare example of the technology of the Late Georgian - Regency - period. Built in 1813, the year Jane Austen published Pride and Prejudice, this amazing pump uses the power of the River Avon to lift water up 48ft into the Kennet and Avon Canal above. Burning no fuel and making no waste it is the ultimate in environmentally friendly technology.

Cleeve Abbey - English Heritage

Old Cleeve, Abbey Road
Washford TA23 0PS


In Washford lies one of the undiscovered jewels of Somerset, providing an interesting day out for families and budding historians alike. The Cistercian abbey of Cleeve is a haven of peace and tranquillity, said to contain the finest cloister buildings in England.

Clevedon Pier

The Toll House, The Beach
Clevedon BS21 7QU


Clevedon Pier is the only fully intact, Grade 1 listed pier in the country. The pier has been beautifully restored and provides a lovely day out for all the family.