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Somerset's most fashionable town of Bruton is known by the national newspapers as the "new Notting Hill", with many celebrity inhabitants and trendy restaurants to visit. With the arrival of Swiss art gallerists, Hauser & Wirth, in 2018, this has become an ideal setting for independent shops, restaurants and beautiful spots to visit.

Bruton is just 7 miles away from our caravan park and campsite in Sparkford and is well worth a visit for those looking for the most talked-about areas of Somerset. Bruton is also easily combined with a visit to The Newt, which is situated half way between Bruton and nearby Castle Cary and will appeal to those looking for beautiful gardens to visit, along with the beautiful Oudolf Field at Hauser & Wirth.

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The Grade II listed Dovecote in Bruton is part of the National Trust conservation organisation and is free to visit. The building is thought to be dated from the 16th century and used as a watch tower. As there are a number of old castle sites in the area at Castle Cary and North Cadbury, this may have been used alongside these strongholds as a defence for the gateway to the West Country.

The Dovecote was thought to have been converted from a lookout tower to a dovecote, as it was too far from other historical buildings in the town to be a useful pigeon tower for the estate.

With galleries in London, New York, Paris and Hong Kong, Hauser & Wirth purchased and restored a former farm on the outskirts of Bruton to showcase their vast art collection. The gallery is free to visit, with approximately two exhibitions per year including art from Turner prize winners and some of the biggest names in modern art.

With stunning historical buildings in the grounds, the site was formerly used to film "Chocolat" and is now home to gardens designed by Piet Oudolf, most famous for his prominent gardens in New York and the Netherlands.

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Somerset has been featured as one of the best places to go in the UK and Ireland in 2024, with special mentions of field to fork eateries in Bruton and the surrounding area.

In January, the Three Horseshoes at Batcombe was named one of the Top 50 Gastropubs in the UK

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