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Bruton Abbey Somerset - Turks Hall B&B

Bruton is a small medieval town in South Somerset situated in the Brue Valley near Wincanton and with great transport links to Bristol, Bath and London. Bruton has many interesting and historical buildings including St. Mary's church, the medieval Packhorse Bridge, Sexey's Hospital, almshouses, ancient bartons and the 15th Dovecot. The attractive town retains it's charm and character and is steeped in history. Enjoy riverside walks along The River Brue which flows through the middle of the town and its delightful gardens. Many footpaths weave their way through Bruton and the surrounding countryside, including the Leyland Trail and Macmillan Way and many walkers use Bruton as a centre. Bruton also boasts a lively high street filled with independent shops, pubs and restaurants. The town has several award-winning restaurants and hostelries and good bed and breakfast facilities.

Why not come and enjoy a few days holiday in the beautiful Somerset countryside? There's so much to do and see in the area, so we've put together a suggested itinerary for your stay at Turks Hall.

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History

Bruton Abbey (above) was originally founded as a Benedictine priory by Algar, Earl of Cornwall in about 1005. It was subsequently refounded as a house of Augustinian canons in 1135, by William de Mohun, who later became the Earl of Somerset. The village used the north aisle of the priory church as their parish church. It was endowed with manors, churches and other properties in the area and also in Normandy in France.

In the middle ages Bruton's main industry was wool, giving way to the silk industry in the late 18th century. Today the two main industries are farming and education. There are five schools in Bruton: King's School, founded in 1519, Bruton School for Girls, Sexey's School, a Primary School and the Meadow School for Steiner Education.

 

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