Record numbers visit heritage sites

The church tower offered terrific views of the bands playing at the castle.

Visits to historic sites are growing, membership of heritage organisations is increasing and participation in heritage is becoming more inclusive, according to this year’s Heritage Counts reports.  More...

The mystery of the Nunney dovecotes

'Dovehouses' in Nunney are mentioned in this 1722 deed. (collection: Somerset County Archives)

For hundreds of years Nunney had at least two notable dovecotes. Where were they, why were they there and what happened to them?  More...

How Nunney Castle was saved

Preservation in action: a team from Heritage Stone Access did a full condition survey of Nunney Castle in 2013 using rope access techniques.

A century ago Nunney Castle partially collapsed and it was touch and go whether it would be lost forever.  More...

Discovering St George


In 1895 a wall painting of England’s patron saint St George was discovered in All Saints Church.  More...

Nunney scarecrows

Bird Scaring, by Sir George Clausen

As Nunney First School celebrates its 120th anniversary, we chart the epic struggle to get full-time education for all in Nunney in the 19th century.  More...

Did Elizabeth I come to Nunney?

Wax impression of the Great Seal of Queen Elizabeth I @ Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

In August 1574 Queen Elizabeth I left Bristol to travel to Longleat. What route did she take – and did it take her through Nunney?  More...

Charabancs: a grand day out


Charabancs were a familiar sight in Nunney until the 1950s and the village itself had regular charabanc outings too.  More...

Death of a farm lad

High Street Nunney

In April 1850 a teenager was brutally murdered in Nunney. The case raised headlines across the country.  More...

Penny's Mill, Nunney

Stay at Penny’s Mill bed and breakfast

Penny’s Mill is a luxury bed and breakfast run by cookery school owner Rosie Davies.  More...

The George at Nunney

The George at Nunney

The George at Nunney is a 17th century Inn in the centre of Nunney with an excellent reputation for food and hospitality.  More...

Market Place Cottage

Market Place Cottage

Clare Lewis hosts this delightful B&B accommodation in a quirky old cottage in the heart of the village.  More...

Nunney Catch restaurant closed

The Catch Nunney restaurant

The Catch restaurant at Nunney Catch roundabout is currently closed and on the market.  More...

The George at Nunney

The George at Nunney

The George at Nunney is a country inn with a strong reputation for food and hospitality.  More...

Castle Kitchen Nunney

Castle Kitchen cafe, Nunney

Castle Kitchen, located on Castle Green in Nunney, welcomes villagers and visitors for food and drink.  More...

Recommended restaurants around Nunney

The Talbot Inn, Mells

If you fancy a bite to eat outside Nunney, here are our tips for great restaurants in the area.  More...

Nunney Catch Transport Cafe

Nunney Catch Transport Cafe

This truck-stop has parking space for 30 lorries, but is also popular with Nunney locals.  More...

2709178_73b2ea7c Christmas markets

Nunney is the ideal base for exploring 2016 Christmas markets. Here is our roundup of the...

Longleat Safari Park Longleat Safari Park

Longleat Safari Park, one of the UK’s most popular attractions, is 8.7 miles from Nunney....

Stourhead House and Gardens Stourhead Gardens

Stourhead is a National Trust property that includes a Palladian mansion, village and gardens....

Cheddar Gorge, by Luke Andrew Scowen 2009 (Flickr) Cheddar Gorge

At almost 400 feet deep and three miles long, Cheddar Gorge is England’s largest gorge, and...

Bath, England Bath

The World Heritage City of Bath is famous for its Roman baths and Georgian splendour, but...

Wells Cathedral, by netNicholls (Flickr) Wells – England’s smallest city

Wells is the smallest city in England – excluding the City of London – and Somerset’s...

Explore your local and family history

Somerset Heritage Centre

The South West Heritage Trust is launching a new programme of courses designed to help people explore their More...

Festive willow workshops

Learn to make useful and decorative willow objects for Christmas in classes by Mary Cross’ Organic Matters at the Salthouse in..

Craft your own life story

Dosia Reichardt teaches you how to craft your own life story, upstairs in Frome library on Mondays 2-4pm every other week...

Visit Nunney audio guide

Visit Nunney has recorded a free audio guide for visitors to Nunney Castle and village...

Somerset Mobile Library Service

Somerset Mobile Library Service

The mobile library bus is back in the Market Place in Nunney on Tuesday 29 November from 12.30 to 12.45.  More...

NCA donates £5,000 to church roof

Nunney Church

Nunney Community Association (NCA) has donated £5,000 to the Friends of Nunney Church’s Raise the Roof More...

Carols in the Castle

The hugely popular Carols in the Castle takes place on Sunday 18 December at 6pm, with the Midsomer Norton & Radstock..

Nunney wins £1,000 in Christmas lights

Visit Nunney took home a cheque for £1,000 in professional Christmas lighting at the Revive & Thrive Annual Conference in Colchester...

Need a lift? Nunney Area Car Scheme

Do you need a lift, for example to visit a doctor? The Nunney Area Car Scheme is a volunteer driving service..

Nunney Church closed for renovation

All Saints Church has closed to install a new nave ceiling, following a packed Evensong / Nunney Remembers service on Sunday..

Film Night: Café Society

cafe society Somerset Moviola and the Nunney Village Hall Committee present Café Society, on Friday 9 December at Nunney village hall...


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Upcoming events

  1. 2-for-1 Steak Night

    7 December @ 5.30 pm - 9.00 pm
  2. Nunney Post Office service

    8 December @ 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
  3. Waste collection (recycling, garden)

    9 December
  4. Holy Communion BCP Rev A Dickson – Nunney Rectory

    9 December @ 10.00 am - 11.00 am
  5. Film Night: Café Society

    9 December @ 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
  6. Nunney First School Carol Singing & Nativity Tableau

    10 December @ 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
  7. Nunney Acoustic Cafe

    11 December @ 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
  8. Nunney First School performances

    12 December @ 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm
  9. Deadline Postlebury News editorial

    15 December
  10. End of term Nunney First School

    16 December