Margery Fish’s Garden – East Lambrook Manor

Margery Fish’s iconic cottage garden at East Lambrook Manor “In the development of gardening in the second half of the twentieth century no garden has yet had greater effect.” John Sales, National Trust One of the best-loved privately owned gardens in England created by the late Margery Fish, celebrated plantswoman and gardening writer. Her natural … Read more

Watch a flock of starlings form a Murmuration

Watch a flock of starlings form a Murmuration Every year between Autumn and February, Somerset starlings flock together over the Somerset Levels & Moors to create huge and magnificent starling murmurations. Surely one of nature’s best and most magnificent sights, the starlings form into sweeping ball like shapes in their thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands before flying … Read more

Viaduct Fisheries – Somerton

The Viaduct Fisheries is one of the prettiest and most natural commercial fisheries in the country. Six well stocked lakes nestle in the beautiful Cary Valley. Constructed in the early eighties, the complex is very mature, with great character. This includes tree covered islands, lily beds, gullies and many marginal features. The stock is varied … Read more

Fishing the River Parrett

The river contains mostly roach, along with skimmer bream, perch and chub. Larger bream are sometimes caught and occasionally tench and carp can be tempted. There is also a good head of pike. Our waters start at Huish Bridge and flow down through the Town, past the Bungalows and Cocklemoor. Try caster, maggot or hemp … Read more

Shakspeare Glass Blowing factory Shop

We  have a lovely, airy new workshop in Langport  opened on 21st September 2013, to coincide with the start of the Somerset Art Weeks Festival. We will have a large space from which you will be able to watch the glass blowing, a factory shop and an exhibition space for ourselves and other makers and … Read more

Basket and Willow Weaving

LEVELS BASKET CENTRE A LOOK INTO OUR  PAST AND PRESENT Our family business originated from Stratford, East London, established in 1864 by William Gadsby and his son, Robert. We have been at Burrowbridge since the Second World War, when another William Gadsby (grandson of the founder) moved the business here from Stratford, due to the constant … Read more

Glastonbury Festival (Pilton)

FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY PERFORMING ARTS

Glastonbury is a festival in need of no introduction. Being the biggest greenfield music & performing arts festival not just in the country, but in the world, Glastonbury has long since set the template for all other festivals to aspire to.

Carnivals around Somerset

Somerset is the carnival county! There are dozens of spectacular illuminated carnivals, and similar events, every year, and between them they add up to the best show of their kind in the world. It’s a great evening out for all the family.  The highlight of the whole year is the November Guy Fawkes Carnivals, and … Read more

Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton Racecourse hosts 17 fixtures of quality jump racing from October through to May including a number of Premier Days and Special Events:   Badger Ales Raceday – Saturday 9th November 2013   Boxing Day Raceday – Thursday 26th December 2013   Kingwell Hurdle Raceday – Saturday 15th February 2014   Raceday – Wednesday 26th February 2014   Raceday  – Thursday 6th March 2014 As well as watching the excellent … Read more