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Arts, Crafts, Antiques and Bookshops

The peace and beauty of South Somerset inspires a lively community of painters, potters, wood-turners and willow workers. 

Somerset is rich in heritage craft-workers thatching, hedge-laying, hurdle-making and weaving with locally-grown willow.  Some of these talented people offer classes and workshops to pass on their skills.

Alongside the wonderful crafts in Somerset, there are antique shops full of treasures, independent bookshops and gift shops galore. Shopping is a delight in South Somerset!

Arts, Crafts, Antiques and Bookshops