An engine house dating to 1830s houses the oldest working steam-powered drainage pump on the Somerset Levels. The museum features steam pumps and stationary steam engines as well as a narrow-gauge railway. Hoopers Lane, Westonzoyland, nr Bridgwater, Somerset, England, TA7 0LS
"I have looked further into space than any human being did before me". So said William Herschel, one of the most famous pioneers in the study of astronomy. Herschel lived in this Georgian townhouse and it was here in 1781 that he discovered the existence of the planet Uranus which helped to double the size of the then-known solar system. 19 New King Street, Bath, Somerset, England, BA1 2BL
The Willows and Wetlands Centre explores the heritage of willow basket-making on the Somerset Levels. See every stage of willow production from riverside willow beds to drying and basket-making. There is an extensive museum with an eye-opening number of willow objects, many of them made locally. P H Coate & Son, Meare Green Court, Stoke St Gregory, Somerset, England, TA3 6HY
The George at Nunney has nine guest rooms, including the romantic four-poster Trafalgar Suite. Rated 3*** by the English Tourism Council, this is the ideal bed and breakfast hotel near Longleat Safari Park, Bath and Frome for exploring the West Country.