Shapwick

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Tel code: 01458 | code search
Postcode: TA7 | code search
Population: 500
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Shapwick is a rural village which forms part of the Hundred of Whitley. The village situated in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, on the Somerset Levels. It can be found just off the A39 Bath Road, to the West of Glastonbury. The particular layout of its roads and streets has led academics to label it 'the typical English village'. Half a mile up a winding lane you can find Shapwick House, a magnificent Tudor Manor House converted to a Hotel and set in seven acres of grounds amidst the beautiful Somerset countryside. Whilst in the area be sure to take in Shapwick Heath at sunset. In 1998 the largest hoard of Roman coins ever found in the United Kingdom (and the second largest ever found from the Roman Empire), some 9,238 silver denarii, was found in the remains of a previously unknown Roman villa near Shapwick. The hoard was valued and acquired by Somerset County Museums Service for the sum of 265,000. Once owned by Glastonbury Abbey, Shapwick is an ideal place to visit other parts of Somerset including the historic Glastonbury itself. Glastonbury is a popular tourist location, offering a wide variety of interesting places to visit, notably the Abbey and Glastonbury Tor.

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Shapwick House (0.36 miles)

Shapwick House

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About half a mile up a winding lane you will find Shapwick House, a magnificent Tudor Manor House surrounded by 7 Acres of informal gardens and grounds amidst the rolling ... More

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Polden Vale (1.27 miles)

Polden Vale

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Polden Vale is a small family run B & B, Situated on the outskirts of Clarks Shopping Village, central for exploring Somerset and Devon. Although on the A361 the accommodation ... More

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Meare Manor (2.92 miles)

Meare Manor
Meare Manor was originally the summer residence for the abbots of Glastonbury Abbey and is mentioned in the exibition at the abbey.Meare Manor, offers a warm welcome into peaceful and comfortable surroundings. ... More | visit website
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Millbatch Farm (2.92 miles)

Millbatch Farm

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A 17th century period farmhouse in the village of meare. Three miles from Glastonbury and 6 miles from Wells cathedral. Perfect location if your visiting Glastonbury,Wells, Cheddar the mendips and ... More

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The Olive Mill (2.94 miles)

The Olive Mill
Easy access from the m5 and located close to historical towns and sites such as Glastonbury, Wells, Chedder, Set in a beautiful location overlooking the Mendips with stunning views across the countryside from the balconies, and patio ... More | visit website
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Tom Mogg Inn (3.37 miles)

Tom Mogg Inn

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Set in the Somerset Levels, an Area of Outstanding Beauty, a warm welcome awaits you at The Tom Mogg Inn. This family run establishment has so much to offer.Bar & ... More

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Wessex Hotel (4.25 miles)

Wessex Hotel

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We welcome you to the Wessex, a modern hotel that nestles in the heart of historic and beautiful Somerset, in the Ancient Kingdom of Wessex. We boast two AA star ... More

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Bere Farm Cottages (4.32 miles)

Bere Farm Cottages

Thoughtfully converted from original stone farm buildings, Bere Farm offers two immaculately-presented luxury detached cottages. Newly renovated, both cottages are light and spacious featuring local craftmanship and much attention to detail. A small courtyard shared ... More | visit website

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Double-Gate Farm (4.41 miles)

Double-Gate Farm
Double-Gate is a comfortable, listed Georgian farmhouse with fabulous views of Glastonbury Tor and the Mendip Hills. Centrally located on the edge of the Somerset Levels and well known for quality accommodation and scrumptious breakfasts.... ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Glastonbury (4.46 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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