Local Attractions

Somerset Guild of Craftsmen


The Somerset Guild is one of the oldest Craft Guilds in the country and has been promoting excellence in design and craftsmanship for more than 80 years. All our makers are skilled, dedicated craftsmen who have undergone a stringent selection process before becoming accepted as exhibiting Members. To be a member of the Somerset Guild is a mark of quality.

Based in the beautiful cathedral City of Wells, the Guild has a County wide membership of over 120 members. The Somerset Guild of Craftsmen (SGC) Shop is open throughout the year showcasing an ever increasing range of members’ work for you to admire and buy knowing that you have acquired a piece that is beautifully and individually created by a local maker.

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm

Historic Houses


Lytes Cary Manor

Montacute House

Barrington Court

Stoke Priory

Muchelney Abbey


Somerton Festival 2016


The Festival opens on Friday 8th July and on the following day we shall be welcoming the godfather of all festivals Michael Eavis to open this year’s event!  Forms to download to book a pitch for either Market Day or Festival Family Fun Day (or both) are on our Downloads Page.


Art & Photography Exhibition

Thinking of entering the Festival Art and Photography Exhibition in July?  You will need to download an “Entry Form”, the “Conditions of Entry” and “Stewarding Rota” information from the Downloads Page.


The Festival Programme of Events for 2016

The printed Programme for the 2016 Festival is now with Somerton Printery and will be available from Saturday 4th June.  This year the Festival Programme, sponsored by Westcombe Waste, is FREE so don’t forget to pick up a copy once they become available!  No 10% programme discount for 2016 but instead a reduction on all tickets sold during the “early bird” period between 4th and 11th June.  Ticket Office, as usual, in Overt Locke, West Street Somerton or online from eventbrite.co.uk


Ticket Office open 9.00am – 1.00pm weekdays and until 2.00pm on Saturdays.