Visit Norton St Philip and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Norton St Philip, Somerset. A former wool village made famous by one of England's best-preserved and most interesting medieval inns, The George. This began life, c. 1230, as a guest-house for Hinton Priory, 2 miles North, accommodating especially, since the monks ran the wool market, merchants and staplers. Its fine half-timbered and oriel-windowed upper two stories were probably added in the 15th century. At the Dissolution (1539) it became an inn. The Duke of Monmouth stayed here with his advisers in 1685, after his decision not to attack Bristol. His troops skirmished successfully with the King's nearby. In 1668 Samuel Pepys and wife “dined very well 10 shillings” in it. The room where the wool merchants bargained may be seen on request.
The church has an odd tower, with bits from the destroyed priory possibly used in it, and contains a tomb-effigy, c. 1460, also curious, and a plaque to “twin ladies” who had, Pepys reported, only one stomach between them.
Nearby cities: Bath
Nearby towns: Bradford-on-Avon, Frome, Radstock, Trowbridge
Nearby villages: Beckington, Berkley, Buckland Dinham, Freshford, Hardington, Hemington, Hinton Charterhouse, Kilmersdon, Laverton, Limpley Stoke, Lullington, Mells, Midford, Rode, Southwick, Twerton, Wellow, Westwood, Wingfield, Woolverton
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- a Norton St Philip bed and breakfast (a Norton St Philip B&B or Norton St Philip b and b)
- a Norton St Philip guesthouse
- a Norton St Philip hotel (or motel)
- a Norton St Philip self-catering establishment, or
- other Norton St Philip accommodation