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A warm welcome at Crewkerne, Somerset’s honey-coloured town

Crewkerne is a delightful town in south Somerset, around ten miles from Yeovil and only half an hour from the south Dorset coast. With its lovely honey-coloured buildings, plus interesting shops, eateries and a leisure centre with swimming pool, there’s lots to keep everyone entertained. For something more unusual, book a visit with the South West Deer Centre for a chance to get closer to these beautiful creatures, hunt for that must-have object in the Antiques Bazaar or have a look round the Crewkerne Museum, a great value visit with a tiny entry fee.

Fine dining at River Cottage

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s renowned establishment is around 20 minutes by train or car. It doesn’t operate like a conventional restaurant, but you can book a range of dining or making experiences. For another gourmet pleasure, seek out Perry’s Cider Mill where you can see how one of Somerset’s best known exports is made, and sample some too. Head to the charming town of Ilminster which has lovely shops, streets and eateries to explore, or breathe in the history at the atmospheric Barrington Court, which has beautiful gardens to wander too.

Sun yourself in Lyme Regis

The south Dorset town of Lyme Regis is only half an hour away by car and highly popular with visitors with its lovely beach plus top-notch restaurants and shops. Hix Oyster and Fish House serves fresh fish overlooking the harbour. Looking for accommodation Near Crewkerne? Travelodge Ilminster Hotel’s your closest bet or try Travelodge Wellington Somerset Hotel.