A Day Trip to Nunney
Our latest blog in our ‘Day Trip’ series features the beautiful village of Nunney…
We’re always looking forward to sharing with you exciting things to do in Wiltshire and beyond. Nunney is a beautiful village that is bursting with historic interest that can be reached in under 15 minutes by car from our Wiltshire inn. Stop by the castle, take a short but picturesque walk and then hit a few shops in Frome – it’s the perfect day out.
The medieval ruins of this impressive castle are a must visit when visiting Nunney for the day. Inspired by French castles and their architecture, you can explore the remaining intact walls of Nunney Castle and learn that they date back to when this structure was built in the 1370s. We think it’s the perfect place to stop for a picnic; you can explore the keep, the moat and the grand walls. You can find out more about the history of the castle from the information boards dotted around the site.
Trails & Walks
Nothing gets you better acquainted with an area – take off by foot and explore. Nunney has its very own Village Trail (information is available from Frome Tourist Information) that will see you experience outstanding spaces including the parish church and an old character coaching inn. Better still, its only 1.5 miles long! There is also a Hunt for the Nunney Diamonds walking treasure hunt and you can see even more walking suggestions here.
Street Fayre & Seasonal Surprises
The first Saturday in August sees the village streets transformed into rows of stalls. The Street Market and Fayre is always popular thanks to the eclectic mix of things you can by, as are the Open Gardens Day on the third Sunday in June. You won’t want to miss the Carols in the Castle either, each December.
Once you’ve finished exploring all that Nunney has to offer, why not cap off the day by passing through nearby Frome? Offering quirky eateries, incredible independent shops and breath-taking architecture, you can get lost in the beauty of the area for even longer.
There’s always a warm welcome waiting for you at The Bath Arms at Longleat, it’s just part of what makes our Wiltshire accommodation so convenient and popular.