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Dominated by the moated 14th century Nunney Castle, Nunney has over 30 listed buildings and is in an ideal location for exploring the South West of England.
The castle was built after 1373 by Sir John Delamere and his descendants. With its rectangular shape, moat and four round towers, it is a perfect little fairytale castle right in the heart of the village. The tombs of former owners of the castle can still be found in All Saints Church, which also has interesting temporary exhibitions about Nunney in the Middle Ages. Tea and cakes are served inside the church during the summer.
A Roman villa was discovered on the edge of the village in the 19th century, but Nunney was probably really founded by the Saxons. The castle fell to Parliamentarian troops after a three-day siege in September 1645. The ruined castle remains as a romantic reminder of its former glory.
The George at Nunney is an historic country inn opposite the castle, with an excellent reputation for food and accommodation. Near the castle is also the Castle Kitchen, a family-friendly café serving hot and cold food and drink.
Nunney has an active community life, with many events of interest to visitors. The annual Nunney Street Market and Fayre attracts up to 10,000 visitors on the first Saturday in August, with 150 stalls selling a wide variety of gifts, plants, jewellery and more, plus live music and street entertainment throughout the village.
Nunney is a popular stop for walkers and cyclists in the area. Its central location also make is a great base for exploring Bath, Longleat, Stonehenge, Wells, Frome, Cheddar and Bristol - all within easy reach.