Local Attractions

Whatever you do and wherever you go during your time in the Somerset, Crossways offers you a comfortable and welcoming base from which to enjoy it all. With Somerset attractions featured in such memorable films as Chocolat, Hot Fuzz, Sense and Sensibility and Elizabeth, you can immerse yourself in the county’s most recognisable scenic backdrops.

Experience the finest of the county with the most popular and interesting destinations within just an hour. Whether you want a place to stay near historic Bath and Wells or you are looking for hotels near Cheddar Gorge or visiting any one of the many landmarks Somerset has to offer, Crossways is an ideal choice. We provide superb family accommodation, great food and fantastic views across the Somerset hills.

Whether you want a stunning backdrop for your corporate event, to indulge in some great shopping, take the children on fun days out, visit local architecture or simply ramble amongst Somerset’s beautiful countryside, Crossways is in just the right place!

Great family days out in the South West

Cheddar Gorge and Caves – a great venue for a family day out. We are just 30 mins from Cheddar Gorge

Longleat Safari Park – a firm favourite of all Somerset attractions. A beautiful stately home and safari park just 20 miles from Crossways

Fleet Air Arm Museum – a 30 minute drive to Europe’s largest Naval Aviation collection

Wookey Hole Caves – just around the corner from Crossways this is a subterranian mecca for the kids

Somerset’s historic visitor attractions

Bath – Just 25 miles from our doors. You can enjoy its historic Georgian buildings, Roman spa, cathedral, shopping and a great game of rugby!

Cleeve Abbey: With possibly the finest cloister buildings in England, visitors can get a glimpse of monastic life 800 years ago. 15th century refectory with glorious angel roof and 13th century heraldic tiles

Dunster Castle – One of the National Trust’s most stunning Somerset properties within easy reach of Crossways

Farleigh Hungerford Castle: Impressive 14th century castle with hidden treasures and sinister past. Chapel with rare medieval wall paintings and in the crypt, the best collection of human-shaped lead coffins in Britai

Glastonbury Tribunal: Fine, late 15th century stone townhouse, early Tudor façade and panelled interiors. Home to Glastonbury Lake Village Museum: discover life 2000 years ago when much of Somerset consisted of marshy sea

Meare Fish House: The only surviving monastic fishery building in England, this housed the Abbot of Glastonbury’s water bailiff and provided facilities for fish-salting and drying

Muchelney Abbey: Once a wealthy Benedictine house, the main buildings were demolished by Henry VIII in 1538. See the richly decorated cloister walk and thatched monks’ lavatory – the only one in Britain

Nunney Castle: Picturesque moated castle built in the 1370s. Held for the King during the Civil War, falling to Parliamentarian cannon in 1645: the gun-damaged wall finally collapsing on Christmas Day 1910

Wells Cathedral – the seat of the Bishop of Bath & Wells just a stone’s throw away for our guests

Shopping in The South West

Clarke’s Village, Street – 15 mins from Crossways, this is a bargain hunters dream with well known outlet stores

Southgate, Bath – historic Bath offers some of the best shopping in The South West

Cabot Circus, Bristol – less than an hour from Crossways, this offers great shopping, restaurants and family entertainment

Stunning Somerset scenery

Glastonbury Tor – the stunning backdrop to The Crossways roof terrace. Find out more about the Tor on the National Trust website.

Kilve Beach – a fossil hunters paradise less than 50 miles from The Crossways. The Complete Somerset web site will give you more information.

Somerset shows and events

Glastonbury Festival – A world famous performing arts festival that takes place every year near Pilton in Somerset It’s probably best known for music but you can also see dance, comedy and theatre acts

Bath and West Showground – The Crossways is ideal if you’re looking for a place to stay, somewhere to eat or have a drink. Find out more about the show at the Bath & West website.

For more information on everything Somerset has to offer check out Visit Somerset.