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Somerset Levels

Things to do...

Somerset Levels, Muchelney

Cider & Smoked Food

Burrow Hill Cider Farm
 
Burrow Hill farm and distillery, home of the famous cider brandy - seen here in bottles specially made by John leach.

Burrow Hill


Brown & Forrest Smokery

Traditionally smoked eels at Brown & Forrest, Hambridge. The smokery, food shop and restaurant is a gourmet's delight!

Smokery

Key:
1. Burrow Hill Cider Farm
2. Brown & Forrest Smokery
3. Muchelney Abbey
4. Muchelney Church
5. Priest's House
6. John's Pond
7. Somerset Levels

In Muchelney

John Leach's Pond

John dug his pond in 1988 and it has become a County Wildlife Site, rich in dragonflies! Visitors are welcome to stroll around the area but if it is wet we advise you bring your wellies!

Muchelney Abbey (English Heritage)

Muchelney Abbey is situated 2 miles South of Langport. It was once a wealthy Benedictine house and the second oldest religious foundation in Somerset, but as part of the dissolution the abbey’s principal buildings were demolished by Henry VIII in 1538.

Visitors can still see the clearly laid out foundations of the abbey, parts of the richly decorated cloister walk and thatched monks’ lavatory- the only one of its kind in Britain. The 16th-century abbots’ house remains intact with its magnificent rooms, and site finds are on display illustrating monastic life.

This English Heritage site is open between April and October.

Muchelney Church

Open to the public, the 15th century church in Muchelney has a unique painted ceiling depicting uninhibited angels!

Priest's House (National Trust)

This medieval hall-house was built in 1308 for the parish priest of the church opposite, and has been little altered since the early 17th century.

Interesting features include the Gothic doorway, magnificent double-height tracery windows and a massive 15th-century stone fireplace.