There Is A Whole World To Explore
Longleat Safari Park - Stourhead Gardens - Cities Of Bath, Wells & Salisbury - Stonehenge - Cheddar Gorge - Wookey Hole - The Mendip Hills - Lacock Abbey - Bradford-On-Avon - Castle Combe - Frome - Nunney Castle - Glastonbury Tor & Abbey - Mendip Hills - The Kennet & Avon Canal - Montacute House - Somerset Levels
'The Place To Stay' Guest House is situated in the small village of Trudoxhill in Somerset, just off the main A361 between the market towns of Frome & Shepton Mallet.
Nestling in stunning Somerset countryside on the edge of the rolling Mendips Hills, we are the perfect location to explore the nearby Longleat House and its popular Safari Park, Stourhead House & the beautiful Gardens, the ancient Stonehenge stones, the historic cities of Wells, Bath and Salisbury, the mythical town of Glastonbury and its impressive Glastonbury Tor, the old town of Shaftsbury and the famous 'Hovis' Gold Hill and the picturesque town of Sherborne and its abbey.
For the shopper, Clarke's Village at Street offers more than ninety stores to browse and Kilver Court at Shepton Mallet boasts a selection of shops and secret gardens.
For the walker and the more adventurous of you, the area offers some great walking at nearby Gare Hill and the Stourhead Estate and the awesome Alfred's Tower.
Trudoxhill is also located on the long distant 'Macmillan Way' stretching from Boston in Lincolnshire to Abbotsbury in Dorset and 'The Place To Stay' is an ideal over-night stopping place for those walking the Macmillan Way.
The Number 1 Local Attraction & A 'Must-Visit'
You must visit the renowned Longleat Estate and the Safari Park (as featured on the BBC1 series 'Animal Park). 'The Place To Stay' is ideal for an excursion to Longleat, being just a short 3 mile drive away.
You can explore your way through the famous maze, wander through the butterfly garden, take a boat ride to see sea lions and gorillas, fish and picnic in the grounds or meet the Lions of Longleat.
Whatever your choice you will be guaranteed a fun-filled day. There are also Halloween, Firework and Christmas events during the year, too!
(Some images courtesy of Longleat Facebook Page)
One Of The Most Popular National Trust Properties In The UK
With hills, water and classical architecture overlaid by a fabulous collection of trees and shrubs, Stourhead was described as ‘a living work of art’ when first opened in the 1740s. Meandering paths offer vistas through trees to classical temples and surprises at every turn.
With the cooling presence of the lake, shady pathways under magnificent tree canopies and even a hidden grotto to discover, Stourhead’s garden is the perfect place to while away a summer's day.
On a plateau of high ground, Stourhead house was built and became home to generations of the Hoare family. Their house in the country was seen as an escape from London and truly became their family home.
You could spend hours walking around these beautiful gardens and exploring the old Stately Home that make up the the huge Stourhead Estate.
In spring and early summer enjoy the beautiful blooms of the impressive rhododendron and azalea bushes and in autumn marvel at the golden colours of the trees as they turn. Whatever the time of the year, you be treated to an array of stunning vistas throughout the Stourhead Estate.
The estate is own by the National Trust and for members, entry and parking is free.
For refreshment, the estate boasts a large café and a good choice of meals or you could try out the National Trust's own pub, the Spread Eagle; ideal for a nice lunch and drink while you rest the legs and feet.
For the more energetic, there is a beautiful 2 mile walk through the woods to Alfred's Tower; an impressive 160 foot tall brick built folly commanding a high spot overlooking the Stourhead Estate. You can climb the 240 interior steps to the top, where you will be rewarded with an expansive view over the Somerset and Wiltshire countryside and far beyond.
Celebrate Christmas At Stourhead
Every November through to early January, the tree-tops will glisten and the gardens will shimmer and sparkle as Stourhead celebrates Christmas. You can savour this most wonderful time of the year, as you wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour and dripping with shards of light, frosty snowflakes, stars and baubles.
National Trust Members can enjoy free entry to Stourhead Gardens & House.
Stonehenge & Its Ancient Stones Another 'Must-Visit' place
For an unforgettable family day out, you must visit the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge and its ancient stones. Set in rolling Wiltshire countryside, you can marvel at this impressive ring of stones, each 13 feet tall, 7 feet wide and 25 tons in weight and wonder at how they made their way from Wales.
As part of your visit, you could learn about the stones and the Neolithic and Bronze age history of the Stonehenge locality in the Visitors' Centre.
(Pictures courtesy of Stonehenge Facebook Page)
Your Stay Must Include A Visit To The Roman City Of Bath
World Heritage Site Since 1987 - The Roman Baths - 7th Century Bath Abbey - Pulteney Bridge Over The River Avon - The Pump Room & Assembly Rooms - The Kennet & Avon Canal - The Royal Crescent - The Theatre Royal
This historic city with it’s world famous Roman Baths, Thermal Spa, characteristic Georgian buildings, fabulous shopping and endless array of bars and restaurants is a definite must for a day out. We highly recommend the open bus tour, where you can take in the splendid views of the city.
Explore Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & The Old Village Of Lacock
Lacock Abbey, the country house with monastic roots, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot, inventor of the photographic negative
Owned by the National Trust, the Abbey is located at the heart of the village within its own woodland grounds.
It is a quirky country house of various architectural styles, built upon the foundations of a former nunnery. Visitors can experience the atmosphere of the medieval rooms and cloister court, giving a sense of the Abbey's monastic past.
The museum celebrates the achievements of the former Lacock resident, William Henry Fox Talbot, famous for his contributions to the invention of photography.
National Trust Members can enjoy free entry to Lacock Abbey.
(Pictures courtesy of Lacock Abbey Facebook Page)
Just A Stone's Throw Away From Knoll Hill Farm Is The Delightful Village Of Nunney
The village straddles Nunney Brook and boasts many fine Somerset cottages and a lovely picturesque All Saints Church. Its main claim to fame is Nunney Castle complete with its moat, now a ruin having come off worse during the English Civil War.
If you an hour or two, the village is a delight to explore.
Full Of Character & Small Niche Traders
The pretty medieval market town of Frome is located a nearly and is a real gem, being recently named "Best Place To Live In Britain".
Here, you can explore Catherine Hill and the quaint Cheap Street, both homes to many niche traders, The Black Swan Arts Centre with its galleries, shops, café and historic Round Tower.
The Cathedral With The Tallest Spire & The Magna Carter
The moment you step into this medieval masterpiece you’ll encounter more than 800 years of history, worship, and music.
There is much to enjoy when you visit this stunning Cathedral; gaze up at Britain’s tallest spire, explore Britain’s largest Cathedral Close and Cloisters, see the world’s oldest mechanical clock and the best-preserved original 1215 Magna Carta.
All this enjoyed in one beautiful place.
Salisbury is a lovely city. With its thriving market and many museums including The Rifles Military Museum and the award-winning Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum with its Stonehenge gallery, Salisbury has much to offer.
It also boasts a selection of good shops and restaurants.
(Picture courtesy of Salisbury Cathedral Facebook Page)
The Smallest City In Britain, One of The Nicest Cathedrals & The Bishops Palace
Wells is the smallest cathedral city in England and has the appearance of a quintessentially English village and is enjoyed by visitors from across the globe.
It is compact, with cobbled streets, medieval architecture and a market square, yet is actually a city – the smallest in England! Given this accolade by the commanding presence of Wells Cathedral, it is situated in the heart of Somerset, with its name deriving from the three wells within The Bishop’s Palace.