Happy Monday! I hope you are all well. Didn’t we have the most wonderful weather last week? It really took me back to my week away in Somerset where I was in the sun all day!
Obviously apart from the rain we endured over the weekend which did damper my spirits, I spent my time printing off my pictures from my time away and was blissfully unaware.
I’ve been asked a few times why I decided to stay in Street, if I was in fact visiting Glastonbury a lot, Ham Hill and other amazing places. So I thought I’d share the perks about visiting Street.
Why I stayed in Street
Street is approximately a 9 minute drive, from my Airbnb it was roughly a 25 minute walk. The Tor is roughly a 35 minute walk (excluding the time it took to actually walk up there which was about another 20-30 minutes).
Street is the birthplace of Clarks shoes, whose story began almost 200 years ago. Street also has a number of churches, the oldest being the Anglican Parish Church of The Holy Trinity, a Grade I listed building which dates from the 14th century.
From manufacturing to retail, on the site of the old Clarks factory stands one of Somerset’s premier tourist attractions, Clarks Village outlet shopping centre, the first purpose-built factory outlet in the UK.
I did a lot of shopping! From Paperchase to Cadbury and Lint to New Look and Calvin Klein I had enough places to spend my money.
As you walk east along the High Street you will find Greenbank Swimming Pool, a Grade II listed pool that was bequeathed by Alice Clark to Street in 1937.
Merriman Park, is just a short stroll from western end of the High Street. The park offers something for everyone, with an open grass area, a newly refurbished play area for 0 – 10 years old’s, play equipment for older children and an outdoor table tennis table. It also contains a war memorial, that was designed by William Douglas Caröe.
Not only does Street hold all of that, it’s also the perfect distance to explore the rest of Somerset, it’s close enough to Somerton, Yeovil, Podimore, Bath and many more.
So, that is why I decided to stay in Street. I’ve stayed in Yeovil before too and loved it, so maybe I’ll head over and stay in Bath next time?
Have you been to Somerset? Where did you stay? Do you have any recommendations?
I’ll be back next week with a brand new post.
Alanna Jean x