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  • 18 miles - on the levels is the home of Somerset’s first steam powered land drainage machine and offers one of the largest collections of working steam engines and pumps in England. Established in 1830, the listed buildings also house a unique 1861 Easton Amos engine capable of pumping 100 tons of water a minute.
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  • 48 miles - smaller and less imposing than Stonehenge but somehow more intimate and atmospheric – and you can stroll among the stones
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  • Somewhere on the road to Glastonbury you pass through a portal in the space/time continuum. The famous ruined abbey, the tor and more veggie cafes full of crystal gazing hippies than you can shake a stick at (metaphorically or metaphysically) lie on the other side. Great place but a bit strange.
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  • 42 miles, 1 hour. The Cathedral with England’s tallest spire, one of the four surviving copies of Magna Carta and the oldest working clock in the world. If you want more it’s here
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  • 7 miles gets you to Bruton where exhibitions change frequently at the gallery so it's best to click the link to see what's current. The Piet Oudolf garden is always worth a look too.
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  • 18 miles – loads to see and do at Barrington, a Tudor Manor House with Jekyll inspired gardens, parkland, working artisan workshops, tea rooms and book barn. The house is, unusually, bare of furniture and collections, which made it useful as a set when filming Wolf Hall.
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  • 12 miles. Discover Sherborne, in northwest Dorset, a beautiful, small market town with a population of about 10,000 which combines history, culture and a host of events and activities. Whether you are interested in walking in rolling countryside, enjoying a wide variety of pubs and restaurants or finding out about the Abbey and the two castles, Sherborne will provide you with fantastic memories and experiences.
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  • Spectacular and newly extended, and only 5 miles away. A unique collection of vehicles from around the world. Over 400 amazing vehicles from nostalgic classics of the 50s and 60s, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars of today, like the Jaguar XJ220.
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