Discovering Somerset DVD, Part 2




An historical tour of Central and South Somerset, including Glastonbury, Wells, Bridgwater, Frome, Burnham-on-Sea and Shepton Mallet.

Somerset’s glorious heritage is revealed further with this latest volume on the county’s history, which was written and presented by Glastonbury-based author Henry Buckton.

Our journey begins at Burnham-on-Sea and meanders across Central and South Somerset before almost returning to the coast at Bridgwater.

Join us as we visit country houses, abbeys and cathedrals, some of the county’s top sporting facilities and sample its cider.

Glastonbury, the fabled Isle of Avalon, is celebrated as the final resting place of King Arthur, and where Joseph of Arimethea allegedly brought Christianity to Britain.

Cadbury Castle is uncovered as the site of the legendary Camelot and Athelney is remembered as the place where King Alfred the Great took refuge before finally beating the Danes.

See also how events in Somerset were pivotal in ending the First English Civil War and how the Duke of Monmouth and his rebel army lost the last full-scale battle to be fought on English soil.

The county’s industrial heritage is explored at the Brick & Tile Museum in Bridgwater, which is also home to the famous carnival, the oldest event of its type in Britain.

Our Somerset odyssey also includes visits to:


Avalon Marshes


Shepton Mallet

East Somerset Railway at Cranmore

Royal Bath & West Show



Wincanton (including the Racecourse)

Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford


Yeovil Town FC

Montacute (calling in at the TV Radio Toy Museum)


Muchelney Pottery


Dowlish Wake (including Perry’s Cider Mill)


Burrow Mump.

Enhanced by superb modern film, fascinating interviews with a host of contributors and rare archive material, this historical tour of Central and South Somserset is an unmissable tribute to a delightful county.

Approx. 109 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – 1st Take.