Visit South Somerset - Market Towns & Villages
Bruton is firmly on the map as a hub for art and contemporary design and food, boasting award winning restaurants, shops, galleries and fabulous places to stay, attracting visitors from around the globe year-round.
Castle Cary is vibrant and picturesque with a winding main street of golden stone. Rich in history and heritage, discover its 19th century Market House, 18th century "Roundhouse" or lock-up' and the thatched George Hotel.
Chard is a charming historic market town nestled within the glorious countryside of South Somerset, close to the Devon and Dorset borders and its second largest town, with a population of approximately 14,000.
Crewkerne is rich in history and heritage and the name Crewkerne derives from the old British ‘cruc’, meaning a hill and ‘aern’, a house or storehouse, and locals still refer to Crucaern.
Martock’s thriving community is one of the largest parishes in Somerset and has one of the oldest domestic dwellings, the National Trust's Treasurer's House, as well as an impressive 13th parish church with one of the finest carved tie beam roofs in Somerset and an old grammar school founded in 1661.
Somerton is the perfect spot to spend a relaxing day whiling away the hours in a pretty market town, enjoying local tearooms, pubs and independent shops, taking in the old charm in every corner.
Once of great strategic importance on the Fosse Way, this compact little Ham Stone town now has a quiet, unhurried charm with a variety of independent grocery and gift shops, an award winning freehouse pub and a variety of cafes including Farm & Field at Frogmary Farm.