Local Places of Interest

Wellington is a friendly town set in a wide valley between the beautiful Blackdown Hills, seven miles west of Taunton on the River Tone. Step back in time and visit the Fox Mill shop with its fine selection of woollen and worsted cloth.

Wellington Sports Centre

The sports centre has a range of activities on offer, squash, badminton, aerobic classes, fitness training equipment and a swimming pool. More details can be find at the Sports Centre website.

Wellington Moonument (by Terry Abbiss)

Wellington Monument

Wellington Monument

Prominent on the skyline of the scarp of the Blackdown Hills, a 175-foot high triangular tower, erected in Wellington’s honour, to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Waterloo (1815).  At night it is illuminated and is a landmark for miles around. The monument has steps which can be climbed, but not for the faint hearted! Visitors are rewarded with a superb view from the Blackdown Hills, across some of Somerset’s most breathtaking countryside. You can find out more about the tower from wikipedia and National Trust website. Details on Monument walks can also be found on the National Trust website

Wellington Museum

Explore the importance of the woollen industry and the town’s close association with the “Iron Duke”, plus local history and rural life displays. More information on Wellington can be found at “the original website for wellington“.


Taunton lies in the spectacular Vale of Taunton Deane between the Quantock and Blackdown Hills. It combines relics of its dramatic past with the buzz and efficiency of a modern county town. More information can be found on the Taunton Borough Council website. (15 mins by car)

Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum.

With only a 5 minute drive from Greenacres, this local family business in renowed for it’s high quality scrumpy cider. More information can be found at the Sheppys Cider website.

Local Gardens

All these local open houses and gardens are within 30 minutes drive of the Greenacres Touring Park. Please check their websites below for seasonal opening times and special events.

  • Knightshayes Court, a country estate on a grand Gothic scale. The house is a rare example of the work of William Burges, with rich decorations, gargoyles, corbels and a medieval inspired great hall.
    The garden is one of the finest in Devon with over 1200 plant species unique to Knightshayes and riotous seasonal colour. It goes without saying this is a place worth a visiting.
  • Hestercombe Gardens,has a fabulous fifty acres of lakes, temples, cascades, tranquil woodland walks, formal terraces.
  • Killerton house, is a fine 18th-century house with renowned historical fashion collection surrounded by a spectacular landscape garden and parkland.

North Somerset Coast

Explore this dramatic coastline on the West Someret Railway. Take a visit to Dunster Castle and Village or the nearby seaside town of Minehead. The Exmoor National Park has an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles and is only 30 minutes away from Greenacres by car.

North Devon Coast

Have an adventurous day out investigating Devon’s fantastic sandy beaches and hidden coastal coves or entertaining yourself doing one of the various activities on offer. Exmouth is only 40 minutes away from Greenacres by car.

Other Activities

Nearby you can enjoy fishing, golf, rambling walks and a canal boat trip to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. Ask us for more details when you make a booking. There is a bus stop approximately 500 metres away.

Contact us today to find out more information and to make a reserve booking to avoid disappointment.