Visit Frome and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Frome, Somerset. Holiday-bound traffic battling through this road-junction town is often unaware that it has one of the most attractive, old, narrow-streeted areas in Somerset. This is just South West of its Market Place centre: Catherine Hill, Stony Street, Palmer Street; while at the East, Cheap Street, the most famous, is cobbled and has a water-course down its centre. All should be walked rather than driven. On the hillside above Cheap Street, the parish church, St John the Baptist's, is most remarkable for the elaborateness of its Victorian-restored interior, cause of much expert indignation, but, built in stages between c. 1150 and c. 1450, it also has plenty of good detail including Anglo-Saxon carvings, Norman doorways, well-carved medieval pillar-capitals, and quite pleasant 1924 glass in its Lady Chapel and side windows. In the churchyard is the tomb of the famous and outspoken 17th-century Bishop Ken.
Till the Industrial Revolution a cloth-manufacturing town, Frome today has numerous industries, including printing, metal-casting, carpeting, dairying and light engineering. In 1685 Monmouth and his followers spent a night here, with the result that 12 men were later strung up in the Market Place by the King's servants. One mile North West, the wooded Vallis Vale is both beautiful and of geological interest.
The town's name is pronounced Froom.
Nearby cities: Bath
Nearby towns: Castle Cary, Radstock, Shepton Mallet, Trowbridge, Warminster, Westbury
Nearby villages: Beckington, Berkley, Bishopstrow, Bruton, Buckland Dinham, Camerton, Charlton, Chesterblade, Coleford, Corsley, Dilton, Downhead, East Cranmore, Feltham, Hardington, Hemington, Hilperton, Hinton Charterhouse, Holcombe, Horningsham, Kilmersdon, Kilmington, Laverton, Leigh upon Mendip, Leighton, Longbridge Deverill, Lullington, Maiden Bradley, Mells, Midsomer Norton, Monkton Deverill, North Bradley, North Brewham, Norton St Philip, Nunney, Rode, Southwick, Timsbury, Trowbridge, Tytherington, Upton Noble, Upton Scudamore, Wanstrow, Warminster, Wellow, West Ashton, West Cranmore, Westbury, Westwood, Wingfield, Woolverton
Have you decided to visit Frome or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Frome bed and breakfast (a Frome B&B or Frome b and b)
- a Frome guesthouse
- a Frome hotel (or motel)
- a Frome self-catering establishment, or
- other Frome accommodation