Somerset Art Weeks Festival

This autumn it’s all about another very special festival in Somerset. From 21 September to 6 October the annual and ever popular Somerset Art Weeks Festival returns, transforming the county into a showcase of creativity and innovation. This year marks the Silver Anniversary of Somerset Art Weeks. Since its first event in 1994 it has…

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Somerset is home to an amazingly wide selection of festivals. These range across art, media, literature, live comedy, food and film. The magnificent historic city of Wells is host to a number of these. I particularly want to draw your attention to two outstanding autumn festivals; the Wells Food Festival and the Wells Festival of…

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  A visit to Wells during your holiday in the Beanacre Barn should be at the top of your list! The cathedral city of Wells, England’s smallest city is a historical gem! With a population at the last count of just over 10,000, Wells is the smallest city in England.   Roman & Medieval City…

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Seeing this beautiful image of the bluebells on Brean Down reminded me of the great number and diversity of fascinating National Trust properties within easy reach of the Beanacre Barn here in Binegar, Somerset. As you can see from the map on this linked page, these include the house and majestic gardens at Stourhead, home…

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At the heart of Somerset in the southwest of England is an area called the Somerset Levels and Moors. It has international status as one of the most important wetlands of its type in the world. The whole area was under water until about 4500 BC when peat deposits began to form in salt marsh,…

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