EXPLORE SOMERSET

Frome is a landmark town within the cultural county of Somerset. From the town itself, which is packed with antique shops, tea rooms and markets, to nearby attractions such as Cheddar Gorge and Longleat Safari Park, for activities you’ll be spoilt for choice. Marvel at the ancient mystery of Stonehenge or try your hand at clay pigeon shooting: the Archangel is also perfectly situated for access to Glastonbury Festival.

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The historic market town of Frome is packed with hidden gems of architectural interest making it a hugely rewarding place to explore. Here you’ll find steep hills with cobbled streets and cosy coffee shops, markets and arts and craft stalls.

 

BATH

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Many of our guests love to take the short and simple journey to Bath, a world heritage site full of fun and curiosities. Don’t forget to take in the thermal spa, and the famous Royal Crescent. Theatres and museums are abound and it’s also the historical home of Jane Austen.

 

STONEHENGE

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The Archangel is lucky to be so near to this world-famous prehistoric monument. We recommend taking a trip through time by heading over for a day trip.

 

LONGLEAT HOUSE & SAFARI

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A perfect trip for all the family, Longleat is a leading and early example of the Elizabethan prodigy house. It was also the first Safari park outside of Africa.

CLICK HERE for our special Longleat experience packages.

 

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

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Once a year the small village of Glastonbury is taken over by thousands of revellers drawn to the biggest party on earth. If you can’t face the idea of camping, why not stay with us and head to the festival refreshed each day? Or stay with us before and after the festival.

 

CHEDDAR GORGE

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Less than an hour from the hotel, you can discover one of the UK’s most famous beauty spots with the largest natural Gorge in Britain and two beautiful stalactite caverns.

 

 

WOOKEY HOLE

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Visit Wookey Hole where on top of exploring the network of deep limestone caves you can enjoy other family friendly activities like the valley of the dinosaurs, the Victorian penny arcade and the magical mirror maze – all less than an hour by car from Frome.

 

 

ORCHARDLEIGH GOLF COURSE

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Set in the beautiful Somerset countryside just outside the town, Orchardleigh is an 18 hole golf course that’s also an idyllic venue for weddings, with the little Church of St. Mary accessed by a small bridge over a lake.

CLICK HERE for our special Orchardleigh golf experience packages.

 

RAMBLING & CYCLING IN SOMERSET

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Somerset is a sportsman’s paradise – ramblers and cyclists will be spoilt for choice by the endless trails and cycle freeways in the countryside around the town.

 

SHOOTING

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Mendip Shooting Ground nearby is a hugely popular venue with extensive grounds for clay pigeon shooting, while pheasant shooting enthusiasts looking to purchase a local let day can contact Orchard Wyndham Shoot, another local and attractive option.