Things to do

Wellesley Park is well placed for exploring the surrounding beautiful countryside and various historic cities. We also have many National Trust properties on our doorstep and neighbouring golf courses.
  • Local Towns

    Wells – approx 1.5 miles – Wells is most famous for its 12th Century Cathedral, making it the smallest city in England.  A local market is held every Wednesday and Saturday morning in the Old Market Place.

    Glastonbury – approx  5.5 miles
 – famous for its Abbey and the Glastonbury Tor.   Rich in pre-Christian history and eclectic shops.

    Street – approx. 7 miles – best known for Clarkes shopping village offering brand names at factory prices.

    Bath – approx. 22 miles – packed with historic landmarks such as the Roman Baths, 15th Century Abbey, the Jane Austin Centre, the Pump Room and first rate shopping.

    Shepton Mallet – approx. 3 miles – places of interest include the heritage Centre, Kilver Vourt Gardens and Designer Outlets (incl. the Mulberry Factory Shop)

  • Local Shops

Supermarkets – Waitrose and Morrisons approx 1.5 miles (Waitrose also deliver)

    Wells town centre – good selection of shops and restaurants

  • Nearest Railway Stations

    Castle Cary (approx 11 miles)

    Bath (22 miles)

    Bristol Temple Meads (23 miles)

  • Golf

    Wells Golf Club – Wells (approx 4 miles)

Mendip Golf Club Ltd. – Gurney Slade (approx 8 miles)

Farrington Golf Course –  Farrington Gurney (approx 12 miles)

Cheddar Gorge & Caves

Explore one of Britain's most spectacular natural landmarks.

Renowned for its gorge and caves, the cheese factory, toy museum and Wookey Hole. The perfect day out in Somerset.

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Mendip Hills

One of England’s most special places – the limestone Mendip Hills with the lakes of the Chew Valley.

A stunning landscape of steep slopes and undulating plateau punctuated by spectacular gorges and rocky outcrops, rich with hundreds of ancient monuments.

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Quantock Hills

The Quantock Hills are an area of wilderness and tranquillity.

Panoramic views lead you through coast, heath and combe. Explore and you will find rocky Jurassic coastline, exposed heathland summits, deep wooded combes, undulating farmland and attractive villages all within this protected landscape.

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One of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe.

Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.

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Longleat Safari and Adventure Park

Enter a land of adventure. Where lions roam. Tigers stalk. And monkeys swing.

Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, in Wiltshire, England, was opened in 1966 as the first drive-through safari park outside Africa.

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Fleet Air Museum

Explore Europe’s Largest Aircraft collection.

Experience naval aviation from the first manned kites towed behind naval vessels, to helium filled airships, seaplanes, bi-planes and the carrier borne aircraft of WW2 and modern Sea Harriers and helicopters.

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