Somerton is a charming market town nestling in the heart of the Somerset countryside. The historic market place with its Buttercross is delightful and is surrounded by independent shops and places to eat and drink.
Somerton was once the ancient capital of Wessex and the county town of Somerset but more recently has been a market town dominated by the cloth industry.
There are large number of historic buildings and the town has featured in many film productions.
Food & Drink
Somerton offers a good range of pubs, restaurants and cafes.
Somerton offers a small, busy centre with a range of independent shops including excellent bakers and butchers as well as antique shops and galleries. There is a weekly market. Clarks Village is 6 miles away.
Nature & Environment
The landscape surrounding Somerton varies from rolling farmland to the Somerset Levels. There are great opportunities to explore and appreciate the natural environment more as well as to undertake walking, horse riding and cycling.
The King Ina Academy was formed in 2014 from the merger of Somerton Infants School, Monteclefe CEVA Junior school and Somerton Roundabout Preschool.
Somerton is close to the A303 that is the main route running from Basingstoke to the South West. Two B roads, the B3153 and B3165, run through Somerton linking the town to other Somerset settlements. The B3151 is also nearby, connecting Somerton with Street and Glastonbury to the north, and Ilchester to the south. The M5 motorway is 17 miles (27 km) away at junction 23 (Bridgwater).
Mainline rail services are available from Castle Cary (11 miles) whilst Bristol Airport is 30 miles away.
Local Features & Attractions
Church of St Michael and All Angels
Somerset Levels – Willows and Wetlands Visitors Centre
Somerton has range of sports clubs and facilities including a Sports Club, a football club, a rugby club, a cricket club, bowls club and tennis club. There is a golf course at Long Sutton.