Shepton Mallet Holidays |

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Shepton Mallet is a small town that dates back to Roman times. It has a delightful market town feel that you can soak up as you stroll through the streets taking in the displays in the shop windows and examining the local produce on the market stalls. The churches of St. Peter and St. Paul are fine examples of architectural brilliance in the area, and will appeal to those with an interest in history too. Coupled with the cloth merchant’s houses and the archaeological finds that have been discovered in the area, Shepton Mallet is a pretty and extremely historic location for visitors to this part of Somerset.

Just south of the Mendip Hills, this town has great access to some of the most beautiful spots in Somerset and anyone looking to enjoy an active break here will take delight in hiking or cycling through the paths that roll between the trees here. Shepton Mallet lies along the Fosse Way, which was once the main road into Somerset during the Roman period, and is now a great route for walking. You may want to take the short trip to Cheddar which is a lovely small town with a lot of history. The Cheddar Gorge has the highest inland cliffs in the entire country and the area is certainly worth a visit. Another great way to make the most of the picturesque surroundings is to hop on the East Somerset Railway, which travels just two and a half miles, yet takes in some of the prettiest parts of the county.

In August the Mid-Somerset agricultural show is an ideal place to enjoy the traditions of this rural location and during November the carnival that is held in the town is a great place to revel in the delights of a colourful display of dance and music. The shows that take place at the Academy Theatre and the Bath and West showground are certainly worth attending. The town is also the closest to Glastonbury Festival, which is the largest in Europe, making it an extremely popular destination during the week of the event.

The town’s Saxon name translates to ‘Sheep Farm’ as Shepton Mallet was once at the centre of the wool trade. However, today it’s better known for its breweries and production of cider, like many other towns in the county. Also, until recently the town was also home to England’s oldest prison, which closed in March 2013.

Just south of the Mendip Hills, this town has great access to some of the most beautiful spots in Somerset

A holiday in Shepton Mallet can be just the relaxing retreat you need or instead, an active break with walks and cycling trails in abundance. Our range of accommodation in Shepton Mallet ranges from cosy cottages to B&B’s, the perfect base for exploring North Somerset.

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