There are lots of popular places to visit in the West Country, but it's often the little villages which can surprise and delight you the most. We think Nunney is a perfect example of this - a quaint village with a surprising amount of history and character. We wanted to highlight this gem of a village and recommend the best things to see and do, let's get into the guide:
Where is Nunney?
What is there to do during your time in Nunney?
It's worth keeping in mind that Nunney is quite small so although there are things to do, it's quite limited. However, there is lots to see and do around the village, so we'll be including a mix of options for you to see and do. Let's get into it:
It might be in ruins and it might be England's smallest medieval castle, but Nunney Castle is still very impressive to visit. The walls are mostly intact and it's a lovely-looking building considering it was built in the 14th century. This is a moated castle which adds to the charm. We love that this castle is totally free to enter, and if you're visiting Nunney then a trip to Nunney Castle is an absolute must. Learn more here - english-heritage.org.uk
Church of All Saints
Once you've visited Nunney Castle, your next stop should absolutely be the Church of All Saints (it's only 200m away). The building itself is great to wander around, but we especially love the churchyard - you'll find a war memorial and a number of 18th-century chest tombs in this area, plus it just has an enchanting sort of atmosphere. Learn more here - historicengland.org.uk
The George Inn
This 17th Century Inn is famous in Nunney and beyond, not just because of the age and style of the building (exposed beams, fireplaces, etc.) but also because of the great food served up here and the great atmosphere. It's right across from Nunney Castle so makes for a great stopping point after you've explored the castle. Expect to find seasonal dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Book your table and explore their menu here - thegeorgeinnnunney.com
Attend Nunney Street Fayre
On the first Saturday of every August, the Nunney Street Fayre is held around the castle. It might take place in the small village of Nunney, but this fayre is known across the country as one of the best events of the year. Live music, stalls, and lots of great food are what you'll find there, but what makes the Nunney Street Fayre so special is definitely the setting and the people. Learn more here - nunneycommunityassociation.com
Walk the Nunney Circular Walk
If you've got a bit of time to kill then you could try the Nunney Circular Walk, a 6km loop which takes you past Frome. The terrain is pretty straightforward and it takes most people less than 2 hours to complete. It loops back around to Nunney and takes you past most of the best things to see in the village, so it's a great walk to do if you want to see the best bits of Nunney.
Things to be aware of before visiting Nunney
Nunney is a lovely little place and there are some great things to see and do, but if you're staying for more than a few days then we definitely think it's a good idea to head further afield, so having a car is a good idea. Frome, Brewham, and Bruton are all less than 10 miles away and have things to see and do as well as more places to eat and drink.