The scenic railway from Bristol to Weymouth

Ideas for Sundays






First Sunday of the month March to December.  Get there by train, and forget traffic and parking hassles. This famous event sees the streets of Frome reclaimed by a vibrant temporary community showcasing the best independent designers, makers, food and drink producers, vintage experts and street food in the South West.


Sunday is a great day to visit this pretty, historic Somerset town with cosy pubs and some independent shops open on Sundays (including Swan Vintage clothing). About 10 minutes walk from Bruton in the other direction is HAUSER & WIRTH  the pioneering, world class gallery and arts centre situated in beautiful countryside. A 1.5 acre perennial meadow created by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf and locally sourced food in the Roth Bar & Grill add to the enchantment of this destination with free admission to the public. Combine a visit with a wander into the pretty historic town of Bruton itself and one of its cosy pubs.

WEYMOUTH is wonderful on any Sunday of the year, not just in the high summer months. Grab the opportunity of warm days in  Spring or Autumn to enjoy the beach out of peak season, or discover the many charms of the town  including the historic working harbour, great shopping with Sunday opening by many retailers and family attractions.

YEOVIL & DORCHESTER both have lively Sunday trading. In Dorchester two great real ale pubs are open on Sundays – Tom Browns and The Blue Raddle. The route from Yeovil Pen Mill into town takes you via the glorious Yeovil County Park, a popular venue for family Sundays. Between Yeovil and Dorchester, Heart of Wessex trains take you through the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – heaven for a Sunday walk & lunch in a village pub in Thornford, Yetminster or Chetnole. From Maiden Newton you can hike up to part of the Ridgeway for views over the rolling heights of Wessex.

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