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Frome Town in Somerset

Photograph of Frome


Pronounced 'Froom' rather than 'Froam', the Somerset town of Frome lies in the Mendip District of northeast Somerset near the Wiltshire border. The name of the town is thought to derive from the Old English word of 'Ffraw' meaning brisk and aluding to the speed of the River Frome upon which the town sits. Frome lies on the eastern flanks of the Mendip Hills about 13 miles south of Bath and about 8 miles west of the Wiltshire town of Westbury.

The town became a centre for the wool and cloth industry after the Norman Conquest and for many years was larger the Bath. As times changed and the demand for Frome cloth fell, the town diversified into metalworking and printing. Frome is well placed alongside the A361 and A362 trunk roads to visit the whole of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. Bristol, Stonehenge and Avebury are all well within an hours drive. The town has an approximate population of 27,000 people.

Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Frome Tourist Information Centre.

Events near Frome

Mon, 22 Jul - Sun, 06 Oct (ca. 22 km)

'RE-FORMATION' Heritage Courtyard Studios Exhibition

Sat, 21 - Sun, 22 Sep (ca. 16 km)

The Wedding Showcase

Fri, 27 Sep (ca. 0 km)

One Night of Elvis

Sat, 28 - Sun, 29 Sep (ca. 22 km)

Harvest Festival at The Bishops Palace

Sat, 28 Sep (ca. 22 km)

Wells Got Talent in aid of St. Margaret's Hospice

Fri, 1 Nov (ca. 0 km)

The Vienna Festival Ballet presents Snow White

Wed, 13 Nov (ca. 0 km)

David Harper - Unexpected Tales

Sat, 23 Nov (ca. 22 km)

Vintage Somerset Fair

Fri, 29 Nov (ca. 0 km)

Forbidden Nights

Sat, 7 Dec (ca. 0 km)

That'll Be The Day Christmas Show

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Dining out near Frome

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Frome, Midsomer Norton, Radstock and Bath.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:


arrowShepton Mallet





Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:



	arrowShepton Mallet



Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Frome, Shepton Mallet, Bath and Glastonbury.

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