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Tel code: 01935 | code search
Postcode: BA22 | code search
Population: 420
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West Camel is a small picturesque village with a population of about 400. Situated in the south of Somerset about seven miles north of Yeovil, it offers easy access to the A303 which runs just north of the village. The village does not get its name from the animal but actually from the village's Saxon name of Cantmeel meaning bare ridge. Settlements in the area go back at least to the 10th century with the earliest written references being a grant from Aethelred II of the village to the monks of Muchelney Abbey. Remains of a Saxon Preaching Cross dating from 940AD have been found. The area is one of the many places thought to be a possible site of King Arthur's final battle. On the site of the Preaching Cross find was once a timber church, replaced by a stone building around the tenth century and added to by the Normans one hundred years later. This was eventually enlarged and to make the current All Saints Church. There are many walks to be had in the area. The Leland trail passes right through West Camel, together with a network of other footpaths. In 2001 the community built a new village hall, Davis Hall, and this is now used for a wide variety of clubs and shows.

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Walnut Tree (0.50 miles)

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Hawk House (0.74 miles)

Hawk House

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Hawk House is a family run quality bed and breakfast located in the picturesque Somerset countryside near to Yeovil and RNAS Yeovilton. With superb access to the A303 and many ... More

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Sparkford Inn (1.79 miles)

Sparkford Inn

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Just off a303 between Wincanton and Yeovil, half way point for London and Cornwall. It is ideal for Haynes Motor Museum. A 15th Century coaching inn, ... More

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Travelodge Yeovil Podimore (2.08 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Cary Fitzpaine House (2.31 miles)

Cary Fitzpaine House
Cary Fitzpaine House is a Georgian Manor Bed & Breakfast Farmhouse set in the beautiful Somerset countryside. The house is set in 600 acres of 'Somerset levels' farmland, making it the ideal location for a ... More | visit website
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Red Lion Inn (2.59 miles)

Red Lion Inn
Welcome to The Red Lion Inn, Babcary - a beautiful thatched country pub in the heart of this unspoilt Somerset village. Pubs have always been at the heart of the local community and The Red ... More | visit website
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Half Moon Inn and Country Lodge (3.07 miles)

Half Moon Inn and Country Lodge

The Half Moon Inn and Country Lodge is pleasantly situated in the small village of Mudford just 2 miles from Yeovil and Penmill train station. The pub has been painstakingly and lovingly restored to the original ... More | visit website

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The Alders (3.58 miles)

The Alders
Secluded stone house set in old walled garden, in picturesque conservation village near Sherborne. House is tastefully furnished, with original watercolour paintings and hand built pottery. There is a woodburning fire in lounge inglenook fireplace. ... More | visit website
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Northover Manor Hotel (3.60 miles)

Northover Manor Hotel

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A small country hotel with a big heart...

When Mark and Mel Haddigan took over Northover Manor 10 years ago, they had a clear vision for the future ~ a relaxed, comfortable ... More

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Liongate House Bed and Breakfast (3.64 miles)

Liongate House Bed and Breakfast

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Liongate House is in the historic Roman town of Ilchester situated just off the A303. A perfect location for business and pleasure being a mile away from RNAS Yeovilton and ... More

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