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Frome is an attractive and historic town dating from around 685 A.D. and is built upon steep hills with cobbled streets rising around the river Frome. A market town that is mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086, Frome has a history of cloth making, being located in good sheep farming country close to the Mendip hills. The industry was booming by the end of the 17th century and the town was once more important than Bath. Progress saw the cloth trade later fade and give way to other industries such as carpet making and printing.


Frome has the outdoor Charter Market every Wednesday and Saturday in the Market Yard, Market Place and the main car park. Next to this car park and the river Frome is the Cheese and Grain, an excellent music, entertainment and market venue, hosting flea markets, collectors and farmers markets.


You will find Frome a great place to shop, explore, eat and be entertained. Come and discover craft shops, and a thriving arts scene in this compact, welcoming east Somerset town at the southern end of the Colliers Way.


At Nunney, south west of Frome is a rather unexpected but magnificent 14th Century moated castle dominating the village. Its French style is unique in the UK, the closest to its design can be found in Ireland. The castle was attacked by Cromwell's troops in the Civil War but held out for no more than two days. Today the castle is in a good state of preservation and in the hands of English Heritage.

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  • Catherine Hill, Frome
  • Frome Wednesday and Saturday market
  • Frome Cheese and Grain, entertainment and market venue
  • The 14th Century castle at Nunney
  • The Blue House, Frome
  • The Market Place, Frome

Attractions and businesses shown are within a three-mile radius of the Colliers Way, unless stated.
Distances shown are approximate.

THINGS TO DO


Frome Museum Longleat Safari Boats
  • Active Mendip, Outdoor Activities, Mendip area. Website
  • Black Swan Arts Centre, Frome. Website
  • Brokerswood Country Park, Westbury. Website
  • Brookover Farm Equestrian Centre. Website
  • Cookery School at The Grange, Whatley, Nr Frome. Website
  • Cooking with Rosie Cookery Courses, Nunney. Website
  • Event Guide - Frome. Website
  • Frome Cheese & Grain. Website
  • Frome Leisure Centre. Website
  • Frome Museum. Website
  • Frome Tourist Information. Website
  • Longleat Safari Park, Warminster, Wiltshire, (4 miles). Website
  • Memorial Theatre, Frome. Website
  • Merlin Theatre, Frome. Website
  • Nunney Castle (English Heritage), Nunney. Website
  • Orchardleigh Golf Club, Nr Frome. Website
  • Rook Lane Arts Centre, Frome. Website
  • Somerset Farmers Markets. Website
  • Westway Cinema, Frome. Website

 

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DID YOU KNOW?


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  • At Orchardleigh (north of Frome) there is a golf course with a lake and a small island on which is a church. There is no mains power to the church and it has to be lit by candlelight and the organ has to be hand-pumped.
  • Tellisford Mill (near Frome) provides water powered eco electricity for all the local village.
  • Cheap Street in Frome is a narrow paved street of shops with an open leat stream running down its centre.
  • In addition to some of its finest architectural examples, Frome has more listed buildings than any other town in Somerset.

 

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FOOD & DRINK


The Sunn Inn, Frome Black Swan Arts Centre, Frome
  • Archangel Restaurant, Frome. Website
  • Bear Inn, Nunney. Website
  • Blue Boar Inn, Frome. 15 Market Place, Frome BA11 1AN. Tel: 01373 302851.
  • Bridge Cafe, Frome. Website
  • Cafe La Strada, Frome. Website
  • Castello\'s Restaurant, Frome. Website
  • Castle Kitchen Cafe, Nunney. Website
  • Cheese and Grain Cafe, Frome. Website
  • Classic Spice Indian Restaurant, Frome. 8 The Bridge, Frome. BA11 1AR. Tel: 01373 463400.
  • Cornerhouse Brasserie, Frome. Website
  • Costa Coffee, Frome. Website
  • Divas Cafe, Black Swan Arts Centre, Frome. Website
  • Dragon Pearl Chinese Restaurant and Take-away, Frome. Website
  • Frome Farmers Market. Website
  • Frome Flyer Pub-Restaurant, Frome. Website
  • Frome Tourist Information Food and Drink Guide. Website
  • Garden Cafe, Frome. Website
  • George at Nunney. Website
  • George Hotel, Frome. Website
  • Grange Restaurant, Whatley . Website
  • Griffin Inn, Frome. Website
  • Horse and Groom Pub, Nr Frome. Website
  • Jhalmuri Indian Restaurant, Frome. Website
  • La Bisalta Italian Restaurant, Frome. Website
  • Little Chef, Beckington. Website
  • Little Red Cafe, Frome. 16 Catherine HillFromeBA11 1BZ. Tel: 01373 228806.
  • Market Cross Cafe, Frome. Market PlaceFromeBA11 1AG. Tel: 01373 463725.
  • Masons Arms Pub, Frome. Marston GateFromeBA11 4DJ. Tel: 01373 461400.
  • Mes Amis Cafe, Beckington. Website
  • Old Bath Arms, Frome . Website
  • Orchardleigh Golf Club Nr Frome. Website
  • Settle Restaurant and Tea Rooms, Frome. 16 Cheap Street, Frome BA11 1BN. Tel: 01373 465975.
  • Stardust Cafe, Frome. Website
  • Subway, Frome. Website
  • Thai Kitchen, Frome. Website
  • The Sun Inn, Frome. Website
  • Three Swans Pub, Frome. Website
  • Victoria Park Cafe, Frome. Website
  • Village Spice Indian Restaurant and Take-away, Frome. Website
  • Vine Tree Pub, Frome. Website
  • Wheatsheaves Pub, Frome. Website
  • White Hart Inn, Trudoxhill. Website
  • White Row Farm Shop with Cafe and Restaurant, Beckington. Website
  • Woolpack Inn, Beckington. Website

 

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ACCOMMODATION


Orchardleigh Nunney Village
  • Vallis Holiday Cottages, Frome. Website
  • 55 Knights Maltings Self Catering, Frome. Website
  • Applecroft B&B, Frome. Website
  • Archangel Restaurant and Bar with Rooms, Frome. Website
  • Arundel Cottage B&B, Beckington. 7 Bath Road BeckingtonBA11 6SW. Tel: 01373 831856.
  • Bath Street B&B, Frome. Website
  • Bear Inn with B&B, Nr Nunney. Website
  • Blue Boar Pub and B&B, Frome.
    15 Market Place Frome Somerset BA11 1AN
    . Tel: 01373 302851.
  • Bollow Hill Farm Self Catering, Frome. Website
  • Broadgrove House B&B, nr Nunney. Website
  • Brokerswood Country Park Campsite, Westbury. Website
  • Brookover Farm B&B and Equestrian Centre, Orchardleigh. Website
  • By the Byre Cottages, Self Catering, Beckington. Website
  • Camping in Nature at Vallis Veg. Website
  • Cat House Self Catering, Frome. Church Street, Frome BA11 1PW. Tel: 01373 461653.
  • Clinkgate Farmhouse B&B, Nr Frome. Website
  • Cornerhouse Hotel, Frome. Website
  • Court Farm, Nr Frome. Website
  • Croftlands B&B, Nr Frome. Website
  • Cyder Barn B&B, Whatley. Website
  • Eden Vale Farm B&B, Beckington. Website
  • Executive Holidays Self Catering Cottages, Nr Frome. Website
  • George Hotel, Frome. Website
  • George Pub with B&B, Nunney. Website
  • Granados B&B, Nr Frome. Website
  • Higher West Barn Farm B&B, Nr Frome. Website
  • Hollybush Barn Self Catering, Leigh-upon-Mendip. Website
  • Hollytree Cottage B&B, Laverton. Website
  • Holmwood Coach House Self Catering, Frome. Website
  • Lighthouse B&B, Retreat and Conference Centre, Frome. Website
  • Lullington House B&B, Lullington. Website
  • Market Place Cottage B&B, Nunney. Website
  • Merchants House B&B, Frome. Website
  • Mollies Hut and Maud\'s Hut B&B, Frome. Website
  • Niddy Noddy Cottage Self Catering, Frome. Website
  • Old Bath Arms Restaurant and Bar with Rooms, Frome. Website
  • Old Parsonage House B&B, Beckington. Website
  • Orchardleigh Self Catering Cottages, Orchardleigh, Nr Frome. Website
  • Pennys Mill B&B, Nunney. Website
  • Pickford House B&B, Beckington. Website
  • Pitch Perfect Camping, Nr Frome. Website
  • Premier Inn, Frome. Website
  • Seven Acres Campsite, Frome. Website
  • Seymours Court B&B, Beckington. Website
  • Shepherd\'s Hut Holidays and Camp Site, Nr Frome. Website
  • St Katherines Lodge Self Catering, Nr Frome. Website
  • Sun Inn Pub with B&B, Frome. Website
  • Talbot Inn, Pub with Accommodation, Mells. Website
  • The Hermitage Holiday Cottage, Nunney. Website
  • The Place to Stay B&B, Frome. Website
  • Travelodge, Beckington. Website
  • Trinity House B&B, Frome. Website
  • Trudox Mead B&B, nr Frome. Website
  • Vineyard Cottage B&B, Nr Frome. Website
  • Wheelbrook Cottage Self Catering, Frome. Website
  • Windwistle Cottage B&B, Frome. Website
  • Woolpack Inn, Beckington. Website

 

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