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The fourth largest town in Somerset with a thriving art scene

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Frome is built on the steep slopes at the foothills of the Mendip Hills in Somerset and dates back to the seventh century. The town is bisected by the River Frome and has a beautiful mix of old architecture and renovated properties - some of which are a part of our collection of holiday cottages.

Frome has an abundance of cafés and restaurants, and is within easy reach of some wonderful attractions such as Glastonbury, Longleatand the Roman city of Bath.

The fourth largest town in Somerset, Frome is named after the river that runs through it. The cloth industry played an important part in its growth, and at one stage Frome was bigger and more important than Bath. With more listed buildings than any other Somerset town, its history is evident in the weavers' cottages that contrast with Georgian terraces and the Trinity area of the town, which has now been preserved as an example of 17th century industrial housing.

“Frome has the highest number of listed buildings in the county…”

Frome has become known for its thriving contemporary arts and crafts scene, and there are a number of galleries displaying work by local artists and craftspeople such as textiles, jewellery and musical instruments. The Cheese and Grain, a converted former farm produce warehouse, is a lively community centre and music venue (the Foo Fighters played here recently), and twice a month it hosts a busy farmer's market, as well as the weekly town market that takes place on Wednesdays and Fridays.

The cities of Bath, Bristol and Wells are all within easy reach, as is Glastonbury, the legendary resting place of King Arthur, with its Abbey ruins and prominent Tor. The tale of the Glastonbury Thorn has bewitched people for centuries, and also Arthurian lore shrouds the area with ancient legends. Of course, Glastonbury also has firm modern day associations with popular music, with the endurance of Glastonbury Festival – where dozens of the world’s best bands and soloists line up to play in front of crowds of thousands. The stately home and safari park of Longleat is also a short distance away, so make sure a trip is on your holiday itinerary. No holiday is complete without some wildlife encounters.

We have some lovely cottages in and around Frome. Why not take a browse through our collection of Frome cottages to feel inspired?

While you’re there

Glastonbury Tor

Climb to the top for uninterrupted views across the Somerset Levels.

Longleat Safari Park

Discover animals of Africa from the comfort of your car.

Glastonbury Abbey

The ancient ruins of Glastonbury Abbey are a definite must-see.

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