Wookey Hole — Somerset, England
Wookey Hole is a village in Somerset in close proximity to Wells, situated within the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AON); and located near the southern edge of this extraordinary area that is known not only for its pristine beauty, but also for the prehistoric archeological finds that have been unearthed here.
The village of Wookey Hole is well known for the Wookey Hole Caves, a prehistoric treasure trove, which brings many tourists to the area. Aside from the Caves, the village has several other points of interest; Glencot House is a Grade II listed country house dating from 1887, which has presently been converted into a country house hotel; the18th-century Bubwith farmhouse is another Grade II listed building, as is the high street post office and the paper mill building, where one can watch a brief video of cotton being converted into paper. As there was no longer a profitable market for their hand-made paper, production ceased in 2008 and most of the original Victorian machinery was sold off. The water wheel on the mill dates from circa 1860, however it is believed that this was a corn grinding mill during the 11th century. Aside from its historic significance, the mill is lovely to see, with its picturesque canal flowing beneath the mill.Where is Wookey Hole?
Wookey Hole is located in Somerset near Wells on the A371. The nearest populated areas include Wells to the south and Cheddar to the north.Have you ever visited Wookey Hole?
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