Wedmore, Somerset travel guide and Wedmore information

Photo of Wedmore in Somerset (Somerset region)

Visit Wedmore

Wedmore is a small village in central Somerset (eatern-central England) within the Somerset levels area that sits between the Mendip Hills and Quantock Hills, both designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and between two rivers: the Brue and the Axe. Wells and Glastonbury are the nearest main towns.

A 'traditional' Somerset village mostly consisting of stone worker's cottages, Wedmore is largely unspoiled by the passage of time and the heart of the traditional village is a pleasure to explore.

The most notable building in Wedmore is the 15th Century Church of Saint Mary - pop inside to see the rare 15th century painting of Saint Christopher. Other interesting buildings include the George Inn (16th century) and the 15th century Old Vicarage. The Market Cross dates from the 14th century - during the Middle Ages Wedmore was an important local trading centre.

There is also a good selection of shops, pubs and cafes to explore in Wedmore.

The natural surroundings of Wedmore are also interesting to explore, with the gentle rolling landscape of the Somerset Levels including the Tealham and Tadham Moors 'site of special scientific interest' just south of the town, and the landscape of rolling open moors and fields combined with wetlands brings the region a great diversity of insect and bird life.

The scenery and caves of Cheddar Gorge are also close to hand, just a few kilometres to the north of Wedmore.

Note: photo by Roger Cornfoot is copyright

See also:

Map of Wedmore and places to visit

Wedmore places to visit

See more places nearby in the Somerset guide