Local attractions

The Walnut Tree Hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful countryside and varied attractions of both Somerset and Dorset. West Camel is central to both coastlines and there are a number of footpaths in the vicinity, including the 28 mile Leyland Trail which passes the hotel.

A short drive is all that is needed to reach a number of golf courses as well as the following attractions:

Cadbury Castle, Nr Sparkford
A bronze and iron age fort reputed to be King Arthur's Camelot.

Cheddar Gorge & Showcaves
Magnificant limestone gorge and the famous Showcaves, a series of labyrinthine underground chambers accessible to the public.

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton
One of the largest aviation museums in the world.

Glastonbury Abbey
One of the oldest religious foundations in the British Isles.

Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford
With over 200 veteran, vintage and classic cars on display.

Montacute House
A Magnificent Elizabethan stone-built house, incorporating National Portrait Gallery exhibition, garden and park.

Sherborne Castle
16th Century Tudor mansion built by Sir Walter Raleigh and surrounded by beautiful gardens and a lake.

Sherborne Old Castle
Ruins of a 12th-century castle maintained by English Heritage.