Plan Your Visit

Whether you’re coming to Frome for a short visit, a longer stay or just a day trip, we’d like to warmly welcome you to the town and offer some resources to help make your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Getting here and getting around

Frome is easily reached by train, bus or car. Our transport page will help you get to Frome and navigate around town once you’re here, with information about trains, buses, parking, electric car charging points and e-car and e-bike hire.

Transport

Where to stay

Frome has a wide range of accommodation to choose from to suit all tastes, needs and budgets. From boutique cottages and cosy B&Bs to dog friendly hotels and campsites.

Accommodation

Discover Frome Information Point

If you can’t find all the information you need on our website, be sure to stop by our information point, providing you with valuable local knowledge. Leaflets are available for a wide selection of local attractions in Frome and the surrounding area as well as arts and events and walking and cycling.

Current opening hours: 11am-2pm Wednesday-Saturdays and market Sundays.

Find us at the Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB, call us 01373 465757 or email us at info@frometowncouncil.gov.uk

Discover Frome Information Point

Maps & Guides

Make sure you get a copy of our Discover Frome map – 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 Arts.

This 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.

Alternatively, you can look through our interactive maps.

Things to do

Frome’s winding streets, steeped in history, are home to a vibrant arts scene, an eclectic range of independent retailers, award-winning markets and a wide range of eateries. All surrounded by swathes of natural beauty.

Explore our Attractions pages to find out more about what Frome has to offer for history and heritage enthusiasts and those looking to explore the creative arts.

Our What’s On page is constantly being updated with events in and around Frome.  You’ll also be able to find plenty of information on upcoming events and festivals at the Discover Frome Information Point.

For those looking to explore the local landscape, our Outdoors in Frome pages offer plenty of information on local green spaces, walking and cycling.

And for those looking for some retail therapy followed by an evening out, our shopping, markets and food and drink pages will help you plan ahead.

Useful Information

SHARE, The BridgeIf you’re staying for a while, the local free newspaper the Frome Times which is delivered to most households fortnightly and available at the Library and Town Hall is also a great source of information for what’s happening in and around the area, as is The Frome List (available in hard copy from the Information Point).

And if you still haven’t found what you’re looking for Visit Somerset is also a really good resource for fun days out, in and near-by Frome.

If you would like details of local services such as banks, post offices, doctors and pharmacies, you can find information on this and more in the Frome Town Council directory.

Recycling and Sharing

Staying away from home can sometimes make it tricky to be ‘green’ but Frome has a range of initiatives to help make your visit more sustainable.

  • 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!
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