The ‘Mendips’ is a range of limestone hills that dominate the Somerset landscape. Full of fantastic family-friendly attractions and scenic walks, it’s an ideal retreat for families, hikers and ramblers, adventure-junkies, couples looking to escape, and big groups celebrating special occasions together. The Mendip Hills has a wide variety of things to see and do alongside quiet areas ideal for anyone seeking a secluded escape.
Why visit the Mendip Hills?
As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s the ideal spot to spend your holidays. There are villages to explore, ancient heritage sites and exciting attractions to keep everyone entertained. From Black Down Trig Point, the highest spot in the hills, you can catch a glimpse across to Wales.
Things to do in the Mendip Hills:
Family-friendly attractions include Wookey Hole and the magnificent Bishop’s Palace. Natural areas for walkers and adventurers include Ham Well National Nature Reserve and Shapwick Heath, both perfect for birdwatchers. Dotted throughout are excellent pubs and restaurants for a fantastic holiday feast.
Why stay in a Mendip Hills cottage?
Escape from the rest of the world when you seclude yourself away in the natural hills. A glorious landscape rich in wildlife and stunning views, it’s an ideal place to spend the holidays. Take a look at our cottages with hot tubs, terraces and pretty gardens to find your perfect retreat.
Three must-see things in the Mendip Hills:
- Enter the Cheddar Caves to uncover secrets from our prehistoric past and follow a clifftop walk over the internationally recognised gorge.
- See what’s on at Mendip’s Raceway and book your front row seat.
- Go walking and exploring one of the three trails that lead around Ebbor Gorge, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.