Places to visit near Bath

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Here are some suggestions for places to visit which are just a short drive or bus ride from Bath.

Castle Combe


Castle Combe which is just twelve miles from Bath was once voted the prettiest village in England. No new houses have been built since the 18th century and it retains an old world charm. This makes the village popular as a location for film and television. Recently Spielberg used it for some of the scenes in War Horse.

Visitors are advised to park in the free long stay car park at the top of the hill and walk down into the village. Castle Combe is surrounded by woodland and there are several easy waymarked trails. After your walk you can enjoy a drink in one of the local pubs or cafes.

If you would like to find out more visit the village website


Wells is the smallest city in Somerset with about 12,000 inhabitants. It is situated on the edge of the Mendip hills.

The magnificent 13th century cathedral and nearby bishops palace attract thousands of visitors each year.


Wells cathedral photographed from the Bishop’s Palace Garden

Author: Anne Fraser

I am a retired nurse from Bristol. I am married with five grown up children, two grandchildren, a boy and a girl and two cats Heidi and Tilly. I like rambling, history and travel and I am hoping to connect with other people around the world who share my interests. I am especially keen to hear from other older bloggers.

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