Things to do in Frome
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Frome, Somerset Activities & Things To Do
Frome, Somerset is an interesting and historical little town, with roots that go back as far as the Roman occupation of Britain; located only 13 miles south of Bath and 107 miles west of London, with a population the 2011 census indicated to be at 26, 203, Frome boasts a variety of unique and fascinating ties to history that can serve to keep any number of tourists happily engaged.
Frome was established approximately 1300 years ago and grew to be a thriving society due to its lucrative involvement in the wool and cloth industries; from around 950 to 165 AD, it was actually larger than Bath and eventually became successful in metal-working and printing as well.
With its incredibly rich history, the town is well known for having a large number of buildings registered as buildings of particular historic interest and its ties to the Roman occupation range from the discovery of a nearby Roman villa in the nearby village of Whatley to the 2010 discovery of an enormous stash of 52, 500 Roman coins that dated back to the third century A.D.
Getting to Frome
The town is served on its eastern side by the Bristol to Weymouth railway line; the Frome station was opened in 1850 and is currently one of the oldest railway stations in the UK, so getting there by rail is not only easy, it’s interesting!
If you’re arriving by vehicle, the A361 passes by the town on the southern and eastern edges and the A362 runs through the center of the town, which makes traveling by road smooth and convenient.
When to Go
The annual Frome Festival, which takes place in early July boasts a variety of great activities, ranging from actors to singers and comedians as well as a variety of other entertaining acts designed to entice tourists and townspeople alike; the Festival in itself goes a long way to recommend the town to those looking for an interesting summer trip.
For the kids, there is the Junction 21 Kids Play Centre, a big, exciting facility equipped with everything from ropes and swings to nets and slides; for those who love history there are the many historical structures throughout the city, from the Frome Bridge which was built in 1821 to The Eagle, an amazing pub which has been mentioned in historical records as early as 1392.
Those who know the town will always tell you that Frome simply cannot be experienced to its full effect by car; a leisurely walking tour throughout the winding old streets is the best way to get a grasp on the full historical significance of the location.
Frome also boasts one of the most amazing experiences in all of the UK; an annual chance to take part in the summer archaeological digs in the mysterious Frome tunnels, an experience which is an incredible opportunity for anyone interested in the intrigue and secrecy that surrounds the origins of these curious tunnels.
Frome is an amazing trip for anyone looking for a unique and historical town for some summer fun and relaxation; this charming and lively little town is an epic adventure for anyone!