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Discover Shepton Mallet | 6 Things You Must Do

Updated: Mar 8

Shepton Mallet is one of those towns that you have probably never heard of, though it has its own little infamous stories and treasures that make it a lovely destination for a family day out.

Shepton Prison - Have you ever heard of the Cray Brothers well this I where they stayed, the prison has so much history and s one of the few remaining closed prison that is open to the public, as someone who has never stepped foot inside a prison it was fascinating, you can read more about of visits here, and you can book your very own trip here, are you brave enough for an overnight stay?

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Kilver Court - Designer outlet shopping may not be your thing, but whether or not the pull of the designer bargains is enough you really must visit Kilver Court, hidden behind the designer shops is the most beautiful gardens, we have been on many occasions and have seen knitting classes under the viaduct, and children exploring the water cascade, an hour spent here always leaves us feeling calm.

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Whitstones Fish and Chips

We may be biased but we have it on good grounds that these really are some of the best fish and chips around, so whether you are passing through and wanting a quick and easy lunch you cannot go wrong with a portion of our famous chips.

Collette Park

If you have young children you will love Collete park, with a large green space, a playground, a coffee hut (now owned by Cheeky Bean) and a duck pond, not only will a couple of hours in Collette Park provide plenty of opportunity to entertain your children or a leisurely stroll but it is ideally located giving you quick and easy access to Kilver Court, Shepton Prison, The High Street and Whitsotnes Fish and Chips.

Shepton Mallet Lido

Shepton Mallet also boasts a Lido which from late May until mid September provides hours of water fun for young families, with late night swims perfect for relaxing after a long day of exploring Shepton Mallet.

The High Street - Once a empty and depressing walk it is now a a treasure trove of quirky shops and boutique coffee shops.

Creatives will love to drink coffee and rummage in the Hive and the Art Bank, coffee lovers will be blown away by our newest friends Loaf and The Cheeky Bean, with shopping for modern and antique sourcing homeowners it ids the perfect way to waste a hour or two.

Market Days

If you are in the area during the summer months

Shepton is also perfectly located for adventures in Wells, Glastonbury, Evercreech, Bruton, Mells, Nunney, Frome and all the picture perfect small villages between.

Until next time



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