Things To Do

Tor Farm is nestled at the base of Nyland hill, in the rural countryside, right at the heart of the county of Somerset. Whatever your plans you will be within easy reach of everything Somerset has to offer.

There is so much to do in the Local area you will wish you had extended your stay, whether you are a walker, enjoy sightseeing or are a food enthusiast you have picked the perfect place to visit and stay.

Cheddar Gorge & Caves

Cheddar Gorge


Cheddar Gorge is not only one of Britain’s most spectacular natural landmarks, but also a Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of the newly formed Mendip Hills National Landscape

The Gorge boasts awe-inspiring cliffs and extraordinary subterranean stalactite show caves, plus many fascinating secrets about our prehistoric ancestors. It is also an international centre for caving and rock climbing.

Wookey Hole Caves


In the heart of Somerset lies Wookey Hole, a magical place of caves and legends. You’ll enjoy an experience millions of years in the making.

There is plenty to do inside and out, including a vintage penny arcade, museum, adventure golf, and soft play, to name but a few of the attractions. Not forgetting the breathtakingly beautiful caves, for which Wookey Hole is renowned.

Wells Cathedral


Wells Cathedral is a stunning Gothic masterpiece in England’s smallest city, built between 1175 and 1490. It features a uniquescissor arch, a magnificent west front with over 300 statues, and a medieval clock with jousting knights.

The cathedral is home to a world-renowned choir, which performs daily services and concerts, and a magnificent organ with 3,500 pipes. It also hosts a variety of events.

Visitors can explore the cathedral’s history, art, and architecture through guided tours, exhibitions, and interactive displays.

Bishops Palace


The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens in Wells, Somerset has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years and this stunning medieval palace, along with its 14 acres of RHS partner gardens, is open for all to enjoy.

Surrounded by a breath-taking moat, visitors can cross a flagstone drawbridge, walk under the portcullis and experience a true hidden gem in the heart of the City of Wells, situated next door to Wells Cathedral. As described by an American visitor 130 years ago, this is a ‘palace of enchantment’.

Visit Wells, Somerset | medieval Palace | RHS partner gardens (

Glastonbury Tor


This iconic and evocative landmark offers magnificent views of the Somerset Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales.

Steeped in history and legend, excavations at the top of the Tor have revealed the plans of two superimposed churches of St Michael, of which only a 15th-century tower remains.

Glastonbury Tor is known as being one of the most spiritual sites in the country. Its pagan beliefs are still very much celebrated. It’s a beautiful place to walk, unwind and relax.

Glastonbury Abbey


We are connected with legend to a degree that is unparalleled by any other abbey in England. Since Medieval times, the abbey has held legendary status as the earliest Christian foundation in Britain linked to Joseph of Arimathea and the burial place of King Arthur.

Today it is a tranquil setting where you can discover the stories, explore the 36 acres of grounds and enjoy a range of events and activities.

Glastonbury Abbey | Visitor Attraction | Somerset UK

Roman Baths


Once the site of one of the great religious spas of the ancient world; the people of Roman Britain came to the site to worship the goddess Sulis Minerva and bathe in the waters of the natural thermal springs, which still flow with hot water today.

Today visitors can explore the Roman Baths complex, walk on the original Roman pavements and see the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva. The museum collection, located next to the bathing complex, includes a gilt bronze head of the Goddess Sulis Minerva, and other Roman artefacts.

Roman Baths | 2,000 years of history are waiting for you to discover and explore.



Did you know that Longleat was the first Safari Park to open outside of Africa in 1966? Home to over 120 species, you can see the amazing animals by car, foot, train, bus and boat.

In 1949, Longleat House became one of the first privately owned stately homes to open to the public commercially. But its history extends much further back. Built between 1567 and 1580, it has been lived in by sixteen generations of the Thynn family. Today it is the family home of the 8th Marquess and Marchioness of Bath. Come on in.

Longleat House

Places to Visit

Weston-Super-Mare (10 miles) – The seaside heart of North Somerset, an all-year-round coastal destination

Clarks Village (14 miles) –An outlet shopping village in Street with over 90 high street and designer retailers.

Bristol (22 miles) –Clifton Suspension Bridge, Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Bristol Cathedral, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Cabot Tower, Bristol harbour and aquarium.

Bath (24 miles) –The Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, The Royal Crescent, Jane Austen Centre, Landsdown Hill racecourse, Bath’s Assembly Rooms, Sir William Holburne’s art collection

Cribbs Causeway (32 miles) –The Mall is situated on the outskirts of Bristol and includes over 130 top name stores and a retail park.

National Trust

Glastonbury Tor (8.1 Miles)
Glastonbury Tor is known as being one of the most spiritual sites in the country. This iconic and evocative landmark offers magnificent views of the Somerset Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales.

Brean Down (12 Miles)
A walk on Brean Down will take you on a journey from Neolithic man through the Roman era to the peninsula’s vital role defending the South West during the Second World War. Discover more about the history of this unique stretch of the Somerset coast.

Sand Point (12 Miles)
A natural pier into the Bristol Channel, north of Weston-super-Mare and Brean Down. Perfect for picnics; views across Sand Bay.

Clevedon Court (13 Miles)
Medieval manor house and 18th-century terraced garden with wide views of the Mendip Hills.

Lytes Cary Manor & Gardens (16 Miles)
Lytes Cary Manor is an intimate medieval manor house with a beautiful Arts and Crafts-style garden where you can imagine living.

Tyntesfield (21 Miles)
An ornate Victorian Gothic Revival house with extensive garden and parkland, just a stone’s throw from Bristol

Montacute House (21 Miles)
A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design, with towering walls of glass, glowing ham stone and surrounding garden. While the upper floors of the house will remain closed for 2024 there is plenty to see on the ground floor, and in the garden and parkland.

Stourhead House & Gardens (31 Miles)
One of the first grand Palladian-style villas to be built in England and its world-famous landscape gardens.

Back to Nature

Draycott Sleights Nature Reserve (2 Miles) Draycott Sleights (pronounced slates)is a nature reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Situated high on the south-west facing slope of The Mendip Hills in Somerset, it is managed by Somerset Wildlife Trust.

Black Rock Nature Reserve (3.1 Miles) – Set in the heart of the Mendip Hills AONB, Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Cheddar Complex consists of three discrete nature reserves – Black Rock, Long Wood and Velvet Bottom – creating a network of wild and unspoilt hiking trails outside the frantic tourism of the commercialised gorge.

Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve (4.1 Miles) – Westhay Moor is part of the mystical Avalon Marshes within Somerset’s historic Levels and Moors. It provides a home for rare wildlife and a unique insight into thousands of years of shifting landscape.

Ebbor Gorge (4.4 Miles) – Set within the ancient limestone Mendip Hills, Ebbor Gorge is a designated National Nature Reserve. Here you’ll find woodland, rocks and caves. There are small streams perfect for paddling, fallen trees to clamber over and the rocky path to the Gorge to climb up. The car park is free but please note that it is locked at dusk and managed by Natural England.

Crooks Peak (5.4 Miles) – The distinctive summit of Crook Peak is synonymous with the Mendip Hills – its limestone grassland is a distinctive characteristic of this landscape.