9. Shepton Mallet
You may not have heard of Shepton Mallet, but you will have heard of Mulberry, the designer brand that calls it home. Can’t afford the hefty price tag of Britain’s most desirable handbags? You’re in luck. Mulberry have an outlet store in Shepton Mallet.
A must-visit when passing through Shepton Mallet is Kilver Court, which calls itself ‘the rural home of style.’ In addition to a shopping arcade of heavily discounted designer brands, Kilver Court boasts a beautiful three-and-a-half acre secret garden and cafe serving fresh local produce.
Just a short distance away from Shepton Mallet is the Bath and West Showground. Home to the annual Bath and West Show (think livestock auctions, local traders and dog competitions), the show-ground also hosts music festivals and other events throughout the summer months.