Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68South Somerset East 45 Steeped in history as this area is, there are plenty of places where you can learn more about it. The Fashion Museum Bath, founded by a designer, has a world-class collection of dresses through the ages. Holburne Museum was the City’s first public art gallery and has paintings by Gainsborough, Stubbs and others. You might be surprised to know we also have the only museum of American decorative and folk art outside the United States. Travelling further back in time you can visit Farleigh Hungerford near Frome dating from the 14th century but now in ruins with an impressive collection of lead coffins. Of similar age, Nunney Castle built by John de la Mare is also a ruin yet retains some magic as it has a moat. While you are out that way you can visit Mells, a little village that is big on history, tracing its origins to Mesolithic times. Mere straplings, being neolithic, the stone circles at Stanton Drew are the third largest in England but not a lot of people know that! Off the beaten track, these incredible prehistoric arrangements rival the better known Avebury and Stonehenge. There are several Iron Age hill forts such as the one at Maes Knoll, near Bristol. Two Roman villas have been discovered in Keynsham, one of them is said to be the grandest in Britain, and more dwellings from that time have been brought to light on the Keynsham Hams. Norton St Philip St Johns Church, Frome Kilver Court, Shepton Mallet Kilver Court, Shepton Mallet The Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet Sally Lunns