Travel south of Bath and discover Radstock and Midsomer Norton.
Radstock is one of the best preserved former coal-mining towns in England - the basis of its conservation area status.
Local people and visitors alike are able to immerse themselves in the history of the area in the exemplary Radstock Museum, which covers all aspects of industrial & social history of the North Somerset Coalfield.
On Waterloo Road, the Memorial Park provides a green space for informal relaxation by the brook. Tom Huyton Park, with its extensive range of play equipment for a variety of ages, draws children from far and wide.
Running into the town are two routes for cyclists and walkers - the local Greenway and a section of the national cycle network, running from Bath through Radstock and onto Frome and the South Coast.
There is a wide variety of walks available around Radstock, such as the Miners and Black Mountain trails (guides available to buy from Bath Tourist Information Centre), and surrounding the town, set within glorious countryside are a wealth of attractions, including historic and picturesque villages.
Following a history stretching back to the Iron Age, Midsomer Norton has, for centuries, been a traditional market town situated within a very attractive rural area between Bath and the Mendip Hills.
Just down the road from Radstock discover Midsomer Norton the town centre is an enjoyable place to shop and spend some time. There are fine historic buildings, the River Somer runs through the centre of the town, and Hollies Garden offers a central green space for shoppers and others to meet, sit, and watch the world go by.
The town boasts a variety of different and interesting shops to provide for a pleasurable shopping experience. Many of them are independent specialists in their field offering good, old-fashioned service at very competitive prices and providing something a little different - individuality, choice and good bargains.
Midsomer Norton has a Farmers Market on the first Saturday of every month in the Methodist Church on the High Street and features stalls selling meats, fish, fruits and vegetables, cheeses, organic quiches and salads and herbs.
Whenever you come to Midsomer Norton, you will always receive a warm welcome, whether you wish to shop, use the local facilities and services, discover local history, explore the area, simply spend some time relaxing - or do all these things!