Postcards from Somerset, Part I

The little village of Timsbury, tucked conveniently just outside of Bath and Bristol, is sleepy and lovely, a classic Somerset fixture of stone buildings, charming streets, and picturesque scenery.

Timsbury, Somerset (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Timsbury, Somerset (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

It’s the perfect base from which to set out for an adventure in the southern Cotswolds or tour of Cheddar Gorge and the Mendip Hills. The village feels miles away from hustle and bustle but in reality is a 30-minute drive (or less) from larger area cities.

Timsbury, Somerset (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

If you’re looking to go further afield, Timsbury is also within easy driving distance to such popular stops as Frome, Bradford-on-Avon, Lacock, and Castle Combe, making this village eminently suitable as a place to rest your head at night.

Timsbury, Somerset (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

The rolling hills are littered with footpaths, and the trail alongside the Somerset Coal Canal offers a taste of history for those interested. Bring waterproof shoes for muckier paths!

Timsbury, Somerset (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
The remains of the Somerset Coal Canal (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

When travel is safe again, Timsbury is an overlooked but delightful destination for anyone looking for a quintessentially English stay. Have you been to this little village before? What do you think is the most under-rated place in Somerset? I’d love to know!

Timsbury, Somerset (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)
Timsbury, Somerset (photo credit: canuckrunningamuck)

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