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Radstock Town in Somerset

Photograph of Radstock

Location

The town of Radstock lies in northeast Somerset. It is situated 9 miles south west of Bath, and 8 miles north west of Frome. It currently has a population of about 5,500 and since 2011 Radstock has been a town council in its own right. There has been a settlement here since at least the Iron Age, its importance grew after the construction of the Fosse Way, a Roman road. Further growth of the town occurred after 1763, when coal was discovered in the area. Large numbers of mines opened during the 19th century including several owned by the Waldegrave family, who had been Lords of the Manor since the English Civil War. The spoil heap of Writhlington colliery is now the Writhlington Site of Special Scientific Interest, which includes 3,000 tons of Upper Carboniferous spoil from which more than 1,400 insect fossil specimens have been recovered.

Events near Radstock

Sat, 28 Oct - Wed, 31 Jan (ca. 17 km)

'Beyond the Wells' - Peter Lawrence Exhibition

Sat, 10 - Sun, 18 Feb (ca. 17 km)

Heads and Tails

Mon, 12 Feb (ca. 17 km)

Make-it Monday!

Tue, 13 Feb (ca. 17 km)

Pancake Race

Mon, 19 Feb (ca. 17 km)

Nature Ninjas

Sat, 24 - Sun, 25 Feb (ca. 17 km)

Snowdrop Celebration

Sat, 3 Mar - Sun, 29 Apr (ca. 17 km)

'Breathe' - an exhbition by Gail Mason

Sun, 11 Mar (ca. 17 km)

Rare Plant Fair

Sat, 24 Mar - Sun, 08 Apr (ca. 17 km)

Easter Egg Trail

Wed, 28 Mar (ca. 17 km)

Wells Cathedral School String Ensemble

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Dining out near Radstock

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

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

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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

arrowBath

arrowWells

arrowShepton Mallet

arrowCheddar

Hotels

Hotels

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

	arrowRadstock

	arrowFrome

	arrowMidsomer Norton

	arrowBath

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

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

Nearby Attractions

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