A few weeks ago, I started looking for short breaks in Somerset that are dog friendly. We really enjoyed our last weekend in the county when we spent some time in Bath, so spending another weekend in Somerset to do some exploring was high on our list of places to visit again.
I spotted a bargain dog friendly holiday park in Somerset that was close to some of the attractions we wanted to visit, so we decided to take a short break over the bank holiday weekend.
We started our weekend break on the Saturday morning, knowing we didn’t have to rush back in time for Monday morning. Taking a slow start to the morning, we set of for the two hour journey to Somerset from Dorset deciding to stop along the way to stretch our legs.
Our first stop along the road trip was to Nunney Castle, owned by the English Heritage in the village of Nunney.
Nunney Castle is free to enter and walk around the castle ruins. You wont spend too much time here as there isn’t a lot to look at, but it was a great stop for us and we happened upon a lovely dog friendly pub in the village as well.
Nunney Castle was built by Sir John de la Mare, a local knight in the 1370’s. The castle was then modernised in the 1600’s before it was damaged in 1645 in the Civil War.
Almost opposite was the George Inn, which we spotted when looking up dog friendly pubs nearby. We spotted a wall garden in the back of the pub so spent a relaxing hour over some lovely sandwiches and a glass of wine for me.
Bucklegrove Holiday Park
I had booked Bucklegrove Holiday park in Cheddar, Somerset for our two night stay, so after a lovely lunch it was time to head to our home for the weekend.
We like to take Lola on holiday with us where we can, and in the past have stayed at Haven Doniford Bay, and also Bath Mill Lodge, both in Somerset. I am always wary when booking pet friendly accommodation, but I am happy to say that our dog friendly caravan was immaculate, I would never have been able to tell that dogs stay there.
We will often look for dog friendly holidays that are near a beach, but in this instance we decided that we would stay closer to the nearby attractions.
We arrived slightly earlier than check in time, but were able to access our pet friendly caravan as soon as we arrived. This gave us time to unload the car and explore the facilities before enjoying a nice dinner.
We spent a very relaxed Saturday night on the terrace of the bar, Lola at our feet and soaking up the sunshine.
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On Sunday we were visiting Wookey Hole. We found out when we arrived at Bucklegrove Holiday park that is is owned by the Wookey Hole resort. Located a very convenient ten minutes from the holiday park, meant we could have a lazy start to the morning with a cooked breakfast.
It’s been many years since I have visited Wookey Hole, and we were looking forward to our visit. The caves were amazing, and we were in awe of the sights we saw in the cave chambers.
Whilst the caves are the main attraction for Wookey Hole, there is also so much more to see and do. There are 20 different attractions, including the Magic Circus performed by the young stars of the Magic Circus school who train three times a week. They were spectacular.
You can also meet the witch of Wookey, learn how paper is made, play in the old arcade, machines that take the old pennies which is fun, and so much more.
We finished our day with a game of crazy golf which was also included in the ticket price. It’s a great value day out if you’re visiting Somerset.
We spent the rest of the day walking the dog and enjoying a chilled out evening playing board games, something we rarely do at home so it was a nice change.
Monday morning it was time to check out and return home. We had already decided we would re visit Stourhead, part of the National Trust in Wiltshire as it is almost on the way home.
After leaving the holiday park at 10am, we arrived at Stourhead a short while later. The weather had looked a little grey as we set off, but when the sun came out, it was really warm.
Stourhead was busy, but it was nice to visit again and see the garden with different colours and blooms.
Spending two days in Somerset was a nice way to see some of the attractions and the amazing scenery the Mendip hills gave us. I would love to spend some more time there exploring the area in the future.