Places Of Interest

With such a long and diverse history, Frome has amassed many historical sites and places of interest. These will give you a glimpse into its medieval history and heritage as a mill town. And for some more in-depth stories, read through our history blogs.

There are many places to visit both in Frome and in the surrounding area. Here you will find historic buildings and homes, churches and castles, as well as historical pubs. There are also many streets and open places to explore on a walk around town, and quite a few landmarks to spot.

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Archangel

Situated amongst the steep hills and cobbled streets of the historic market town of Frome, the four star-rated Archangel dates back as far as …

George Hotel

Nestled in the heart of Frome, a warm welcome awaits you at The George Hotel.  A well-situated and comfortable Hotel enjoying an excellent reputation …

Black Swan Arts

A contemporary crafts centre with gallery, craft studios and café. The building also features a vibrant exhibitions programme of contemporary and innovative art and crafts. …

Frome Heritage Museum

Frome Heritage Museum is located in the centre of the town in our historic listed building built for the Frome Literary and Scientific Institution …

Nunney Castle

Nunney Castle, which dates back to the 1370s, is a picturesque moated medieval castle. Its four round corner towers and connecting walls are tightly …

Longleat

Seat of the Marquess of Bath, stately home with extensive grounds and Britain’s first Safari Park, featured on BBC’s Animal Park. There’s plenty to …

Farleigh Hungerford Castle

The Hungerford family occupied this fortifies mansion for 300 years, and as such their stories are inextricably linked to the castle. When visiting, you …

Radstock Museum

Local history museum covering the social and industrial history of the former North Somerset Coalfield. This award winning Museum began life in a country …

Stoney Littleton Long Barrow

Stoney Littleton Long Barrow is one of the country’s finest accessible examples of a Neolithic chambered tomb. Dating from about 3500 BC, it is …

Iford Manor

Grade 1 Italian style garden. Home of landscape gardener Harold Peto. The Iford valley has been occupied since Roman times and the manor house …

East Somerset Railway

Preserved steam railway with regular running days and special events including Thomas Weekend and Santa Specials, situated in the village of Cranmore, near Shepton Mallet …

Bratton Camp & White Horse

An Iron Age hill fort and white horse carved into the hillside. The original Iron Age hillfort defences were built at Bratton Camp over …

Westwood Manor

A 15th-century Wiltshire stone manor house with Gothic and Jacobean windows. Built over three centuries from the fifteenth century, and adapted and changed on …

Stourhead

World-famous 18th-century landscape garden, Palladian mansion, parkland, woods and chalk downs. Alfred’s Tower overlooks surrounding estate. The Home at Stourhead This was the home …

Bath

World Heritage City with world famous Roman Baths, Abbey, Royal Crescent and Thermae Bath Spa. There are numerous museums including the American Museum at Claverton …

Wells

The smallest city in England but packed with historic interest from the splendid Cathedral to the moated Bishops Palace and Medieval Vicars Close.

Wookey Hole Caves

The UK’s largest show caves system, with underground lakes. It is home to the infamous Witch of Wookey. Attractions include the prehistoric Valley Of The …

Lacock

National Trust. Set in rural Wiltshire, Lacock village is famous for its picturesque streets, historic buildings and more recently as a TV and film …

Glastonbury

Legendary resting place of King Arthur, the Isle of Avalon. There are impressive Abbey ruins and the Tor standing prominently over the surrounding Somerset …

Cheddar Caves and Gorge

Cheddar Gorge is one of England’s most iconic and spectacular landscapes. At almost 400 feet deep and three miles long, this is England’s largest …

Stonehenge

Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in …

The Old Bath Arms

Enjoy fine dining at The Old Bath Arms – serving home made food from the finest fresh ingredients. Food is served in the comfort of …

The Blue Boar

Centrally situated in the Market Place, this is a lovely old 17th century pub that has now also become available as a bed and …

Cheap Street

Cheap Street, located off the Market Place, is one of Frome’s prettiest streets. The street has retained its historic medieval character, with a leat …

Market Place and Boyle Cross Monument

The Market Place stands in the centre of Frome. Many fine 19th century building can be found here, as well as the historic George …

Victoria Park

Frome’s first public park was created and opened around 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Not too surprisingly then, Victoria Park is the …

Silk Mill Studios And Galleries

The Silk Mill is an artist studio project and gallery in the centre of the arts destination town of Frome. The gallery hosts exhibitions …

Rook Lane

Rook Lane is a space for art, architecture, performance and education. A unique arts centre housed in a restored 18th century chapel, Rook Lane …

Frome Town Hall

Recently renovated, Frome Town Hall now houses Frome Town Council and Information Centre. Please come see us if you would like to know more …

Gentle Street

Gentle Street is a narrow and historic street, with many houses dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. This interesting, cobbled street provides …

Monmouth Chambers

This house sheltered James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, from 28th-30th June, 1685, when Frome people ‘called him King as confidently as if he had …

Frome Railway Station

Frome railway station designed by T. R. Hannaford, an assistant to I. K. Brunel, and opened on 7 October 1850. This timber construction is …

Lion Fountain

This intriguing landmark can be found at the top of King Street, next to St. John’s Church. The fountain is an important part of …

Frome Bridge

The Frome Bridge, besides the best example of Pulteney Bridge in Bath, is one of only two in Britain, the other being in Lincoln, …

Valentine Lamp

The Frome Valentine’s Lamp is located at the top of Catherine Hill and is one of the town’s most romantic landmarks. This is actually …

The Blue House

The Blue house was built more than 500 years ago, likely between 1465 and 1485, by William Leversedge, the Lord of the Manor, as …

Christ Church

The church was built to serve the needs of the fast-growing town in the early years of the 19th century, and to take some …

Holy Trinity Church

The Holy Trinity Church is situated in the historic Trinity area of Frome, at the top of Welsh Mill Hill. Built in 1838, this …

St John’s Church

Frome’s large parish church, fitting for a town that was larger than Bath until 1650, lies a short distance up a hill from the …

St Catherine’s

St. Catherine’s in Frome consists of Catherine Hill, Palmer Street, Paul Street, Stony Street and the lower part of Catherine Street. It has been …

Discover Frome Information Point

The Discover Frome Information Point is your go-to location for tourist information in Frome, located at Black Swan Arts. It has a focus on …