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Things to do on a rainy day in Somerset!

Occasionally it has been known to rain in beautiful Somerset.

..Although it's certainly not the wettest county in England, there are still plenty of things to do in beautiful Somerset even with an umbrella which is of course one of the many things we provide at the barn! Chilcott's Barn is situated in the heart of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Somerset and even in the rain the Blackdown Hills are an amazing and beautiful place to visit. But there are many attractions and interesting places to visit that are inside and therefore not affected by rain, so your holiday can continue with all the fun and relaxation that you need, whatever the weather. Below is just the tip of the iceberg...

 

Sheppy's Visitor Centre  http://www.sheppyscider.com/

Distance from Chilcott's Barn 4 miles

The design of Sheppy’s House of Cider and Fine Foods celebrates the family's 200 year history of cider-making, whilst providing a contemporary venue for visitors. We are proud to welcome visitors to enjoy our heritage museum, shop, cafe, restaurant and bar and to get a flavour of one of world's oldest cider brands.

 

Shakespeare Glass – Taunton Gallery – https://www.shakspeareglass.co.uk/pages/taunton-gallery

Distance from Chilcott's Barn 4 miles

Based in the heart of Taunton, Shakespeare Glass and it’s Taunton gallery has a large range of contemporary artists as well as their own glass. Their stock is always changing but they generally have a selection including unique glass jewellery, ceramics, textiles, paintings, prints, wood turning and stone carving. Along with all this, there’s a large display of Will’s work, from his brand new Coasts and Somerset ranges to our ever popular baubles and goblets.

 

The Museum Of Somerset – https://museumofsomerset.org.uk/

Distance Chilcott's Barn 4 miles

Set in the heart of Taunton, the Museum of Somerset lies within the 12th Century Taunton Castle and tells the county’s story from prehistoric times to the present day, using real objects, interactive games, eye-catching film projections and the words and voices of Somerset people, past and present.

 

Fleet Air Arm Museum – http://www.fleetairarm.com/default.aspx

Distance from Chilcott's Barn 28 miles

Representing the Royal Navy In the Air, the Fleet Air Arm Museum is a must for all air travel enthusiasts. With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and over 2 million records and 30 thousand artifacts, the Museum is Europe’s largest naval aviation Museum. In addition. it houses the first British Concorde which you can go on board, view the cockpit and visit the award winning Aircraft Carrier Experience.

 

So whatever the weather, you’ll always find something to do…

 

 

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