Time & Location
07 May 2021, 11:00 – 12:30 BST
Somerton, Somerton TA11, UK
About the Event
This small market town has the sense of quiet country life sustained by the people and countryside around. Yet Somerton was once capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, its position on a defendable hilltop witness to less stable times. Its name is intrinsically linked with the county of Somersetshire; the home of the Summer people.
Nowadays, the quiet of Broad Street and Cow Square tell of centuries of good farming on the Somerset soils and a thriving market economy. On this walking tour we explore the squares, alleyways and buildings of the town to uncover the stories of the people who made Somerton as we see it and those from times before written memory.
On market days we finish our tour with an introduction to local produce and foodie treats.
This tour is a set-date group tour.
This tour can also be booked as a private tour, tailored to your preferences. See our Tours listing for various booking option.
Safety and accessibility: I have Good to Go Certification to ensure I follow all latest government guidance for Covid-19 protected guiding. I bring with me wearable audio system for use with groups for best quality audibility and as a way of maintaining distance.
Cost: £10 per person, £5.00 for under 18s and free for under 7s.
Sustainable options: Somerton is well supported by local bus routes including links to the railway stations at Yeovil and Castle Cary. The local area has excellent cycling routes so why leave the car behind and enjoy the area by bike or on foot?
Stay for longer: Somerton is close to the beautiful cathedral city of Wells, enigmatic Glastonbury and the Somerset Levels and the Mendips Hills. There are nature reserves, gardens and stately homes to explore and many local food producers are open to visitors keen to understand the provenance and try out Somerset food.
18 and over.£10.00+£0.25 service fee
Child (7-18 years)£5.00+£0.13 service fee
Infants (under 7 years)£0.00