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10 THINGS TO DO OFF THE CAMPSITE

There’s loads of stuff to do round here – even we’ve not done them all and we live here!

We’ve picked a few below and there’s more in our useful stuff section but if there’s something you’d like to do you can’t see listed just ask one of us.

Cheddar, Cheddar Gorge and Axbridge
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Cheddar, Cheddar Gorge and Axbridge

Nestled at the foot of the Mendip Hills, Cheddar and Cheddar Gorge attract visitors from around the world.  Plenty to see and do in and around the streets and in the Gorge itself, and in the picturesque adjacent town of Axbridge.

All within a reasonable 15-20 min walk of the campsite.

Wookey Hole Caves

Britain’s most spectacular caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey…Wookey Hole, a wonderful & unique Somerset family attraction. A great Somerset day out and short drive from Petruth.

Wookey Hole Caves
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Wells City and Cathedral
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Wells City and Cathedral

Just down the road is the City of Wells in Somerset with its historic centre, the magnificent cathedral, and the unique moated Bishop's Palace. Stay a while in one of the many delightful hotels or guesthouses and get your tastebuds tingling at one of the good independent restaurants, or unwind in one of a wide selection of cafes.  Market days are Wednesday and Saturday.

Glastonbury and Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury is so much more than the name attached to a festival seven miles away. It is a unique place with quirky shops & cafes.  And of course it is home to Glastonbury Abbey and The Tor to which entry is free.  Walking to the top is well worth it for the truly spectacular views!

Glastonbury and Glastonbury Tor
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Wedmore ‘picture postcard’ village and the nearby Sheppey Inn
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Wedmore ‘picture postcard’ village and the nearby Sheppey Inn

"It’s tucked away in a valley resplendent, self contained, Once off the M5 you wonder if you will ever arrive, And in giving up a stranger couldn’t be blamed, But patience has its own reward, a village that thrives."

The nearby Sheppey Inn is possibly the coolest place in Somerset – you have to check it out!  That is coolest, apart from Petruth Paddocks and only when Glastonbury Festival isn’t on!  The pub pulls in people from miles around thanks to the brilliant, eclectic musicians it attracts, its fine selection of local ales and ciders (including all kinds of one-offs and speciality brews), and its fantastic food.

Clarks Village, Street

For retail therapy with an emphasis on shoes visit Clarks Village, with over 90 stores offering up to 60% off highstreet prices, nestled in the heart of Somerset just one mile from the world famous town of Glastonbury.

Clarks Village, Street
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The Mendip Hills
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The Mendip Hills

An area of outstanding natural beauty, the Mendips are one of England’s most special places – the limestone Mendip Hills with the lakes of the Chew Valley is a stunning landscape of steep slopes and undulating plateau punctuated by spectacular gorges and rocky outcrops. Petruth is situated at the foot of the Mendips.

Wilkins Cider Tasting Barn

Sample some of Somerset's finest and most infamous liquor. Excerpt from the Wilkins site:

"I'm Roger Wilkins and my family have been producing proper traditional cider from my farm in Mudgley for nigh on 1,000 years... well all right, not quite that long, it just seems that way. Open 7 days a week from 10:00 until 8:00, 'cept Sundays when we close at 1:00pm, so I can have a quiet Sunday lunch. You're very welcome to go along and sample our award winning cider, and then you'll want to buy some."

Wilkins Cider Tasting Barn
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Brean Down and Berrow Beach
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Brean Down and Berrow Beach

Miles of sandy beach at Berrow, whilst Brean Down is essentially a Mendip Hill in the Bristol Channel with an excellent hilltop walk to an old fort by the sea.

Bristol and Bath

Just over the Mendips from Petruth are two of England's finest places.

Bristol often tops polls as the best city to live in England, with the happiest people, etc., etc.  Here are 12 reasons it's the best city...our favourite being number 12!: http://metro.co.uk

Roman Bath is a gem of a town.  Famous of course for it's baths, the Abbey, the Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge.  A city so beautiful and special that it has been designated a World Heritage site.  Independent, creative, unique and stylish, Bath is the only place in the UK where you can bathe in naturally hot spa water and original roman style baths.

Bristol and Bath
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