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  • Explore yourSOMERSET ROUTES

    Journeys through Somersets exciting heritage

    Castle LineOver 30 miles of scenic roads take you tosome of the finest castles, buildings andpalaces in the county. From England'ssmallest city, to Somerset's border withBath, the Castle Line is a must-see route.

    Hamstone LineTaking its name from the distinctive honey-coloured stone quarried in the area, thecircular Hamstone Line incorporates 55miles of history and heritage. Discoverstately homes and beautiful gardens nestledbetween traditional orchards and ruralvillages.

    Kings LineTravel the line named after the areas royalconnections with King Alfred and themythical King Arthur. Discover 40 miles ofhidden delights with everything from secretgardens and prehistoric settlements tosupercars and fighter planes.

    Alfred and Levels LineTravelling through the evocative SomersetLevels and Moors from Taunton to Cheddar,the 45-mile Alfred and Levels Line takes youon a journey stretching back 5000 years.From ancient settlements and legendarykings, to medieval abbeys and civil war sites,the Alfred and Levels Line has it all.

    Country LineThe Country Line embodies everything thatmakes Somerset such a varied and idyllicplace to explore. Discover ancient sites,glorious gardens and parks and takeadvantage of the obligatory cricket and ciderstops. This line gives you the taste ofSomerset in just 23 miles.

    Quantock & Coast LineThe forked Quantock and Coast Lineencompasses the widest variety of must-seesites. From historic houses, castles andabbeys to collections of modern plastics,boats and dolls, 60 miles of winding scenicroads delivers it all.

    Battle LineBy far the longest of the lines, the circular 85mile Battle Line commemorates theimportant part Somerset played in theEnglish Civil War. Taking you through a rangeof different landscapes, see the SomersetLevels, the Mendips, the Polden Hills andcoastline.

    From museums, to historic railways,castles, gardens, stately homes andarchaeological sites - Somerset has it all.

    Explore your Somerset Routes is youronline guide to exploring the county anddiscovering its hidden gems. Look at themap to find out what's in Somerset, thenchoose a line and explore it at yourleisure. With over 120 sites to choosefrom, theres something for everyone.

    www.somersetroutes.co.uk

    Find Out MoreThe Somerset Routes website has all the

    information youll need to explore Somersetshidden gems. You can search for sites either via themap or by certain criteria, such as historic periodor collection type. It contains information on each

    site, highlights forthcoming events, hostsdownloadable itineraries and guides.

    www.facebook.com/somersetroutes www.twitter.com/somersetroutes

    Have you taken some great photos of the sites you want to share? Uploadthem onto the websites galleries using Flickr.

    Watch taster videos of the seven lines onYoutube: www.youtube.com/somersetmuseums

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    Railway Museum

    Somerset & Dorset

    Railway Museum

    (Washford)

    Dunster Dolls

    Museum

    Dunster Castle

    Dunster Working

    Water Mill

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    Dovery Manor

    Museum (Porlock)

    Museum of Methodism

    in West Somerset (Porlock)

    Burgundy Chapel (Selworthy)

    Cleeve Abbey

    (Washford)

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    Bakelite Museum (Williton)

    Washford Radio Museum(at Tropiquaria)

    Watchet Boat Museum

    WatchetMarket House Museum

    Combe Sydenham Hall & Country Park (Monksilver)

    West Somerset Mineral Railway (Brendon Hills)

    Water Mill &Rural Life Museum (Bishops Lydeard)

    Wellington Museum

    Wellington Monument

    Sheppys Cider Mills

    (Bradford-on-Tone)

    West Somerset Railway(Bishops Lydeard)

    SomersetHeritage

    Centre(Norton

    Fitzwarren)

    Ashbrittle Yew

    Dulverton Guildhall

    Heritage & Arts Centre

    Cothay Manor and Gardens

    Athe

    lney

    Willows & Wetlands Centre (Stoke St Gregory)

    Castle NerocheNorman Castle

    (Blackwater)

    Burro

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    Museum of Somerset & Somerset Military Museum (Taunton)

    Barford Park (Enmore)

    Fyne Court (Broomfield)

    Hestercombe Gardens (Cheddon Fitzpaine)

    Somerset Cricket Museum (Taunton)

    The LineWood Walk

    (Hatch Beachamp)

    Blake Museum (Bridgwater)

    Somerset Brick & Tile Museum (Bridgwater)

    Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum

    Battle of Sedgemoor(Site of)

    StembridgeTower Mill

    (High Ham)

    Shoe Museum(Street)

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    Somerton (Ancient Capital Of Wessex)

    Battl

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    Treasurer's House (Martock)

    BarringtonCourt

    Perrys Cider Mills (Dowlish Wake)

    Priest's House(Muchelney)

    MuchelneyAbbey Ham Hill

    Country Park

    Montacute House

    Stoke-Sub-HamdonPriory

    Montacute TV, Radio& Toy Museum

    Community Heritage

    Access Centre (Yeovil)

    East Lambrook ManorGardens

    Castle Cary &District Museum

    Tintinhull House & Gardens

    Ilchester Museum

    Fleet Air Arm Museum

    (Yeovilton)

    Haynes International

    Motor Museum (Sparkford)

    South CadburyHill Fort

    Lytes CaryManor

    Wincanton Museum

    Alfreds Tower

    (Brewham)

    Ballands Castle

    (Penselwood)

    Wells &

    Mendip Museum

    Milton Lodge

    Gardens (Wells)

    East Somerset Railway

    (Cranmore)

    Nunney Castle

    Shepton Mallet

    Heritage Centre & TIC

    Bishop'sPalace

    (Wells)

    Vicars Close

    (Wells)

    Wells Cathedral

    Kilver Court Gardens

    (Shepton Mallet)

    Frome Museum

    Mells

    FarleighHungerford

    Castle

    Wookey Hole Caves& Museum

    Burcott Mill(Wookey)

    Priddy Barrows

    Charterhouse

    Cheddar Caves & Gorge:Museum of Prehistory

    Abbots FishHouse (Meare)

    Sweets Peat andScience Museum

    Ashton Windmill

    Bruton Museum

    Bruton Dovecote

    Gants Mill& Garden(Bruton)

    Higher FlaxMills (Castle Cary)

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    From Devon

    From Bristol

    From Wiltshire

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    Kings Line

    Hamstone Line

    Castle Line

    Quantock & Coast Line

    Country Line

    Battle Line

    Alfred & Levels Line

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