10 best things to do in winter in Somerset
Winter is nearly here. As we welcome the first frosts and dig out the woolly jumpers, we all tend to spend more time at home. While it’s nice to relax in front of a roaring fire or snuggle up on the sofa to watch your favourite film; winter is also a great time to get out and about. If you’re struggling for things to do this winter, Somerset has a lot to offer. Including both indoor and outdoor activities, here are the ten best things to do in Somerset this winter.
1. Bath Christmas markets
Bath is a beautiful city all year round. At Christmas however, it is truly magical. Browse the numerous chalets offering handmade gifts and enjoy the festive atmosphere against the backdrop of the impressive Georgian architecture.
2. Cheddar Gorge and caves
Brave the cold and climb Jacob’s Ladder for stunning views over Cheddar Gorge and the Somerset Levels. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, head underground and explore the maze of natural cave systems which were once home to prehistoric man.
3. Ice skating at the Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare
Between the 3rd November and the 7th January, the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare will be transformed into the UK’s largest covered ice rink. Get your skates on and go for a glide before relaxing with a post-skate drink in the Icescape Igloo Bar.
4. Clarks village, Street
Get your Christmas shopping underway at Clarks outlet village. From clothing and jewellery to toys and beauty products, there’s sure to be the perfect present for all the family.
5. Tyntesfield Hall (A very Victorian Christmas)
Tyntesfield Hall in Wraxhall, is an impressive Victorian Gothic Revival mansion. Come along to one of their Christmas concerts or experience their very Victorian Christmas event.
6. Mendip walk
On a crisp winter morning, wrap up warm and put on your walking boots to explore the Mendip hills. For the more adventurous, a walk up Burrington Combe or Ebbor Gorge provides breath taking views over the Somerset countryside. For those who prefer an easier walk, stroll along the Strawberry Line between Cheddar and Yatton and admire the Mendips from ground level.
7. Wells cathedral
Built between 1175 and 1490, Wells cathedral is a spectacular example of English architecture at its best. Inside, the atmosphere is fittingly tranquil, offering visitors the opportunity for quiet reflection and some of the most impressive stained-glass windows ever created.
Embrace the spirit of Avalon and visit Glastonbury. Whether you take the steep climb up to Glastonbury Tor, get spiritual at Chalice Well, or just explore the many boutiques and cafés in the town centre; Glastonbury has a vibe all of its own.
9. Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier
After a bracing walk along the promenade, take a walk to the end of the pier. Full to the brim with fairground attractions for all ages, the pier is an excellent place to keep all the family entertained.
10. Majestic Designs showroom
If you’re planning any home improvements in the new year, come along to our stylish Cheddar showroom. Chat to one of our friendly advisors and browse our extensive range of windows, doors, and conservatories.
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