Visit South Somerset - Heritage Sites, Churches, Follies
Barwick Park Follies
Discover the weird and wonderful Barwick Park four follies, apparently marking the cardinal points of the Barwick Park estate. The follies may date back to about 1775, after John Newman had built the house in 1770.
Bruton Dovecote (National Trust)
Bruton Dovecote was probably erected in the 16th century as a watch tower, possibly on the site of an earlier lookout tower. Converted into a dovecote in the 18th century.
Burton Pynsent Monument
Follow the footpath from Curry Rivel village centre to Burton Pynsent Monument, standing on Troy Hill at the top of a steep slope and marvel in the fantastic views of the Levels and West Sedgemoor.
Steeped in history and mythology, explore the site of the long-forsaken Cadbury Castle. A military stronghold for over 4000 years, the first earthen ramparts were raised in the Stone Age. In the 16th century it was suggested that this site was indeed the stronghold of King Arthur during the 6th century. Follow the footpath to enjoy amazing views from the earthen ramparts to Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset Levels.
St Michael's Hill Tower (National Trust)
Follow the footpath from Ham Hill or through the landscaped parkland of Montacute House to St Michael’s Hill. Climb the hill to St Michael’s Hill Tower, where you can enjoy extensive views of the surrounding countryside.