If you’re staying in Frome for a short stay or longer visit we would like to warmly welcome you to the town and offer some resources that may be of use. You can also pop into our information centre in Black Swan Arts, where we have friendly people who can help you with your visit.
Planning your visit to Frome?
Make sure you get a copy of our Discover Frome map – now available to buy from Amazon. You can also find maps in and around the town in our new map dispensers and our Information Point in the Black Swan.
This highly detailed and beautifully illustrated map highlights various shopping locations, places to eat, music and arts venues as well as open spaces and parks to explore. The map also details Frome’s streets, churches, schools, sports facilities and train station.
- For ideas on what to see and do in Frome, you can visit our Information Point in the Black Swan
- A great way to keep up to date with town news is the local free newspaper the Frome Times which is delivered to most households fortnightly and is available at the Library.
- You can also find out about local events through Discover Frome and The Frome List (available in hard copy from the Information Point).
- There are also lots of social media sites, such as Frome Town Council‘s which provide regular updates of what’s happening in the town.
- Visit Somerset is also a really good resource for fun days out, in and near-by Frome.
- Frome Train Station, located on Portway, provides local people with trains to destinations including London Paddington, Weymouth, Bath and Bristol. The Train timetable can be viewed here.
- Frome is served by three bus companies. Timetables for each can be found here: First bus; Frome Minibus services; Faresaver.
- Frome’s car club is a great, affordable resource that
- enables members to access a range of electric, hybrid and standard vehicles in the town and throughout the country.
- If you fancy some exercise or an accessible walk try out the amazing Collier’s Way cycle route which currently starts at Great Elm but will link directly to Frome at some point and offers miles of off road cycle track through beautiful countryside and includes Europe’s longest cycle tunnel just outside of Bath.
Recycling and Sharing
- Frome is home to the UK’s first Share Shop, where you can borrow items such as tools, games, cooking utensils and camping equipment for just a small donation for a week’s hire. They also offer regular repair sessions, skill swaps and events.
- SHARE also houses Frome’s Happy Nappy Library, where you can borrow fabric nappies for a range of ages. Perfect to try before you buy, and avoid
throwing away almost 4000 nappies which take 500 years to degrade!
- The Frome Toy Library is another great way of sharing more by borrowing toys for your little ones and offers weekly play sessions.
- If you would like details of Local Services such as banks, post offices, doctors and pharmacies, please refer to these information sheets in the link above.