Shepton Mallet is a short drive east of Applebarn Holidays along the A361. Sitting high on the Mendips, Shepton Mallet is an ancient market town and centre for numerous industries, including brewing, sheep farming, stone quarrying and milling.
Surrounded by rural vistas and rolling hills, Shepton Mallet offers a very good base for long walks that take in several periods of history, from the bronze age to the Roman era.
The Fosse Way is a Roman road that stretches more than 200 miles from Exeter to Lincoln. You can walk a section of the road to the est of Shepton Mallet, climbing Beacon Hill to some ancient Barrows.
West of Beacon hill is the ancient hill fort of Maesbury Castle, one of the highest points in the Mendip hills. Just below the hill fort is Maesbury Garden Centre where you can have a very nice lunch during your travels.
Shepton Mallet has several supermarkets and convenience stores as well as take away’s to cater to most tastes. There is a regular Sunday market in the market square which has a mixture of craft and artisan items as well as food.
To find out more about what Shepton Mallet has to offer please visit: http://www.visitsheptonmallet.co.uk
Other Places to Visit...
The village of Cheddar is famous for its amazing gorge and caves, with all of the associated activities like potholing, rock climbing, abseiling and more. For the less adventurous you can wander up and down the gorge visiting the many cafes and pubs or take in a cave tour.
Wells is the smallest city in Europe and attracts visitors from all over the world to see the cathedral and shop in the many shops along the high street. Regular events are held in Wells including a comedy festival, a literature festival and more recently a food festival.
Frome is a popular destination for all with its winding alleys and streets full of boutique shops and it’s many night life locations including the excellent Cheese & Grain where you can watch international touring artists several nights a week.