Visit Shepton Mallet and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Its church has the finest, most intricately carved barrel ceiling in the West Country and a carved stone pulpit which is less spectacular but just as good. Both date from the 15th century when the town was an important wool centre. It is now an agricultural town, the permanent site of the Bath and West Show, and its industries include cider-making and brewing. Few towns gave a rougher reception to John Wesley and to the “spinning Jenny”. Wives used to be sold in the square, round the fine market cross which was mainly rebuilt in 1841.
About 2½ miles East, the quarries at Doulting produced the stone for Glastoneury Abbey and Wells Cathedral.
Some 3½ miles South East, Evercreech has one of the most spectacular even of Somerset church towers.
Nearby cities: Wells
Nearby towns: Castle Cary, Frome, Glastonbury, Radstock, Street
Nearby villages: Alford, Baltonsborough, Barton St. David, Binegar, Brewham, Bruton, Butleigh, Charlton, Charlton Musgrove, Cheddar, Chesterblade, Chewton Mendip, Chilcompton, Cole, Coleford, Compton, Ditcheat, Downhead, East Cranmore, East Pennard, Emborrow, Evercreech, Hemington, Holcombe, Hornblotton, Kilmersdon, Leigh upon Mendip, Leighton, Litton, Mells, Midsomer Norton, North Brewham, North Wootton, Nunney, Oakhill, Pilton, Polsham, Priddy, Pylle, Stratton-on-the-Foss, Upton Noble, Wanstrow, Wells, West Cranmore, West Lydford, West Pennard, Wookey, Wookey Hole
Have you decided to visit Shepton Mallet or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Shepton Mallet bed and breakfast (a Shepton Mallet B&B or Shepton Mallet b and b)
- a Shepton Mallet guesthouse
- a Shepton Mallet hotel (or motel)
- a Shepton Mallet self-catering establishment, or
- other Shepton Mallet accommodation