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.
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.
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
Somerset & Dorset
Museum of Methodism
in West Somerset (Porlock)
Burgundy Chapel (Selworthy)
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)
Sheppys Cider Mills
West Somerset Railway(Bishops Lydeard)
Heritage & Arts Centre
Cothay Manor and Gardens
Willows & Wetlands Centre (Stoke St Gregory)
Castle NerocheNorman Castle
Museum of Somerset & Somerset Military Museum (Taunton)
Barford Park (Enmore)
Fyne Court (Broomfield)
Hestercombe Gardens (Cheddon Fitzpaine)
Somerset Cricket Museum (Taunton)
The LineWood Walk
Blake Museum (Bridgwater)
Somerset Brick & Tile Museum (Bridgwater)
Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum
Battle of Sedgemoor(Site of)
Somerton (Ancient Capital Of Wessex)
Treasurer's House (Martock)
Perrys Cider Mills (Dowlish Wake)
MuchelneyAbbey Ham Hill
Montacute TV, Radio& Toy Museum
Access Centre (Yeovil)
East Lambrook ManorGardens
Castle Cary &District Museum
Tintinhull House & Gardens
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Motor Museum (Sparkford)
South CadburyHill Fort
East Somerset Railway
Heritage Centre & TIC
Kilver Court Gardens
Wookey Hole Caves& Museum
Cheddar Caves & Gorge:Museum of Prehistory
Abbots FishHouse (Meare)
Sweets Peat andScience Museum
Gants Mill& Garden(Bruton)
Higher FlaxMills (Castle Cary)
From North Devon
Quantock & Coast Line
Alfred & Levels Line