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Top activities to do on a rainy day in Somerset

Located in South West England, Somerset has some fantastic places to visit on a rainy day, both indoors and outdoors. No matter the weather, there is always something fun to do! Keep reading to find out our top activities to do on a rainy day in Somerset.

Rainy day activities in Somerset

Bath Abbey

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Address: Bath, BA1 1LT

Bath Abbey is a historic parish church located in the heart of the city Bath. There is a lot to see and do in the Abbey. When visiting, you can admire the carved angels that can be found all around the Abbey, light a candle to remember a loved one or look up at the original fan vaulted ceiling dating all the way back to the 1500s.

You can also join a tour to see the clock, the bell chamber and experience the stunning views of the city from the top of the tower.

Tickets start from £4, and they can be purchased at the Welcome Desk or Abbey Shop.

Bristol Aquarium

Address: Anchor Rd, Bristol BS1 5TT

Get ready to explore a spectacular undersea safari! Located in the heart of the city, Bristol Aquarium houses a mix of tropical fish from around the world, many of which are native to the UK’s waters. Bristol Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world to feature a giant botanical house, teeming with an abundance of tree species and exotic plants from around the world.

Ticket prices start from £11.35.

Barrington Court

Address: Barrington Court, Barrington, Nr Ilminster, TA19 0NQ

Barrington Court was the first country house purchased by the National Trust in 1907, and it offers an atmospheric fragment of old Somerset. As well as exploring the Elizabethan house, you can walk around the new walled garden area, which provides a great selection of flowers, including irises, roses and lilies.

The Museum of Somerset

Address: Castle Lodge, Castle Grn, Taunton TA1 4AA

Located in the 12th-century great hall of Taunton Castle, the Museum of Somerset is the perfect place to visit on a rainy day. The Museum of Somerset tells the county’s history from prehistoric times using interactive games, film projections, real objects, and the voices of the Somerset people.

The Museum is run by The South West Heritage Trust, and they offers free admission to everyone!


Top indoor attractions in Somerset

Wookey Hole Caves

Address: The Mill, High St, Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1BB

If you’re feeling adventurous, then Wookey Hole Caves is the place to visit. There are 20 fantastic activities that you can enjoy, including the Pirate Adventure Golf, Cave Museum, Animatronic Dinosaurs and The Mystic Fairy Garden.

Experience Wookey Holes Caves with ticket prices start from £16.45.

Wells Cathedral

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Address: Cathedral Grn, Wells BA5 2UE

Wells is the earliest English Cathedral to be built in the Gothic style, and it has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals” by Alex Clifton-Taylor OBE. The building is a significant landmark in the South West of England, and it also has an international reputation.

The Cathedral has unique features, including the famous Wells Clock, one of only four chained libraries in the UK and the mesmerizing octagonal Chapters House.

Free tours of the Cathedral are available all year except Sundays.

Bakelite Museum

Address: Orchard Mill, Williton, Taunton, TA4 4NS

At the Bakelite Museum, you can take a trip to the past and see the country’s largest collection of vintage plastics and domestic items that were used in homes and workplaces from as far back as the 1930s.

Ticket prices start from £14 for a family of four.

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