Frome Town in Somerset
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.
The nearest source of local information is available from Frome Tourist Information Centre.
Events near Frome
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