Somerset Towers & Castles

Self-guided walking holiday in England

From £ 275.- / 5 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • One accommodation
  • Self-guided walking holiday
  • Group of people on a walking holiday in Somerset, approaching a castle
  • Mells village in somerset
  • someone walking in the grounds of a castle during the somerset self-guided walking holiday

A short break self-guided walking holiday centred on the Somerset historic village of Nunney.

Relax and enjoy the beauty and peace of the English countryside. Nunney is situated three miles west of the market town of Frome. The beautiful historic village of Nunney was established on the wool and cloth industry. The name of the village comes from old English and means Nunna's Island. There are a number of weaver's cottages to be seen in the village as well as the village Guard House in Horn Street.

With the comprehensive route descriptions and maps you will be able to enjoy this wonderful landscape at your own leisurely pace.

Accommodation in Nunney in Somerset

Your accommodation for this walking break will be a historic Inn in Nunney, Somerset. The Inn is an 17th century coaching Inn located in the centre of the village. All rooms have en-suite facilities.

bedroom of accommodation lounge of walking holiday accommodation garden with comfortable seating area

The holiday is offered on Bed & Breakfast basis. The Inn has an excellent reputation for great food, friendly service and a relaxing ambience combining period features with ambient lighting and contemporary decor.

Walking in Somerset

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Walking information packs are provided by your hosts which include walk notes, route maps and details of the local area. You should be able to cover a distance of 2 miles level walking within one hour, which is a very relaxed pace allowing plenty of time for stops and enjoying the sights and landscape.

Your own transport is required to enjoy this holiday.

Somerset walking holiday itinerary

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Individual itineraries to suit your requirements and wishes are also available, please contact the holiday provider through the contact form below.

Day 1 - Arrive at your accommodation.

Day 2 - The Castle Walk (8.5mls/13.6kms). From the village of Nunney you head through the village passing Nunney Mill and across pastureland and into woodland where the path takes you alongside the Nunney Brook. You continue past Railford Works making your way towards the conservation village of Mells. On reaching Mells you then follow the Mells Stream to Great Elm and on through woodland to Whatley, across pastureland to join the Nunney Brook back to Nunney.

Day 3 - Stourhead and King Alfred's Tower (E:5mls/8kms or 9mls/14.4kms). This walk is on the Stourhead Estate which is owned by the National Trust and takes you from King Alfred's Tower along forest tracks and across open countryside. The route is mostly along the old 'Carriage Way' used by the owners of Stourhead House in days gone by. This short walk will enable you to spend time visiting the famous gardens of Stourhead and visit the manorial Stourhead House and also climb the two hundred and five steps to the top of the tower if desired. From the top of the tower you have wonderful views across the three counties of Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Day 4 - Bradford-on-Avon - Farleigh Hungerford Castle (M:7.5mls/12kms). A walk which starts at the historic market town of Bradford-on-Avon and includes waterside stretches along the banks of the River Frome,River Avon and the Kennet and Avon Canal. The route takes you to the 'English Heritage' romantic medieval castle ruins at Farleigh Hungerford. On leaving the castle you continue over pastureland to the pretty village of Iford and return back to Bradford-on-Avon.

Day 5 - Departure after breakfast.

Dates and availability

picturesque colorful cottages in Somerset view on castle in somerset

Your walking holiday can commence any day of the week. Your hosts are also happy to arrange an individual itinerary to suit the time you have available and the length of walks you wish to follow.

Single supplement for this holiday is £100.

Your own transport is required to enjoy this holiday.

Please contact the holiday provider, through the contact form, for more information.

location Somerset Castles and Towers self-guided walking holiday

Holiday type

One accommodationSelf-guided walking holiday
Self-guided walking holiday
Board basis: Bed & Breakfast


From £ 275.- / 5 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing


4 nights Accommodation, 4x Breakfast, comprehensive route notes and maps

Not included

All other costs, including travel costs to the starting-point of this holiday.

Walking holiday reference


Walking grade

Walking holiday in hills only
  • Hills
  • Easy walking


  • Tailor-made walking possible

Best time of the year

March - November

Walking Holiday by:

Bath & West Country Walks

Graham & Sue

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