Places of Interest

Middleton House is an excellent base for visiting many attractions in the area:

10 minute walk

Shepton Mallet

A small and historic market town set in a fold of the Mendip Hills. The market cross dating from 1500, dominates the market place.

Shepton Mallet town centre
5 minute drive

Royal Bath and West Showground

Somerset's premier showground with events and attractions happening all year round.

Bath and West Entrance
1.5 miles

Mulberry Factory Shop

A luxury leather goods and lifestyle company. Top quality designs at sale prices.

3 miles

East Somerset Railway

Take a scenic five mile round trip on a steam train, enjoy a ride on the miniature railway and visit the railway museum.

6 miles


The smallest city in England. Visit the Gothic Cathedral and Bishop's Palace. A market is held every Wednesday and Saturday.

Wells Cathedral
7 miles

Wookey Hole Caves

Britain's most spectactular cave system. A great day out for the children.

9 miles


Glastonbury Abbey, legendary resting place of King Arthur. Climb Glastonbury Tor, 522 feet, for wonderful views of the countryside.

Glastonbury Tor
10 miles


Home of Clark's Shopping Village.

11 miles

Haynes International Motor Museum

The UK's largest car exhibition with cars from around the world. You can have a souvenir photo taken in Michael Schumacher's F1 show car. A great all weather attraction.

12 miles

Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Visit the caves, climb Jacob's Ladder and ride on an open top bus. Home to the world famous cheese.

Cheddar Rock Formations
15 miles

Longleat Safari Park

The UK's largest safari park. See animals in the wide-open countryside. Also explore Longleat House, a fine example of Elizabethan architecture.

15 miles

Stourhead House and Garden

Stourhead estate has been owned by the National Trust since 1946, and includes a mansion, a world famous 18th century landscaped garden, the Stourton village, farmland and woodland.

15 miles

Farleigh Hungerford Castle

An English Heritage Property. The castle was begun in the 14th century and occupied for 300 years by the Hungerford family. It still has much for families to enjoy in beautiful countryside.

17 miles

Historic town of Bath

Visit Bath Abbey, The Roman Baths, Jane Austen attractions to name just a few.


The nearest beaches are at Brean Sands, Burnham on Sea and Weston-Super-Mare.

In November there are large spectacular Carnivals with illuminated floats held during the evening in Shepton Mallet and various other locations in Somerset.

Shepton Mallet Carnival Shepton Mallet Carnival Shepton Mallet Carnival

There are also two excellent local golf courses: The Mendip Golf Club and Wells Golf Club.