Goblin Combe is a valley of ancient land nestled into North Somerset's countryside, just South of Bristol.
Home to many species of species of butterflies, birds and plant life (including a spectacular carpet of bluebells in Spring!) its story dates back thousands of years ago, and this special, historic location is preserved as a Site of Specific Scientific Interest.
Goblin Coombe Glamping offers the best of both worlds - nestled into the quiet North Somerset woodlands, visitors can completely immerse themselves in nature and enjoy their own corner of the world, whilst only being a few fields from Bristol Airport and an easy 10-mile drive to Bristol's city centre.
Nearby Iron Age hill forts, and limestone kilns, reveal a glimpse back into its heritage, and with acres-upon-acres of land to explore, the valleys are bursting with colour, charm and character all year round... It is no wonder that this special spot inspired its very own folk tale whereby fairies live amongst the rocks!
Goblin Coombe Glamping enjoys a special position in North Somerset that makes it easy for guests to hunker down locally or venture to the nearby cities of Bristol and Bath. There are also lots of natural beauty spots to explore as the River Avon, Mendip Hills, Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel are all within easy reach. The extensive coastline also means that guests to Goblin Coombe Glamping can also soak up some fresh sea air with trips to the charming seaside resorts of Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare.
Whatever kind of a stay you are looking to take, the selection of bustling towns, quiet villages, stunning coastlines and rolling countryside means there is something for everyone!
Just 3/4 of a mile down the main road, or take the scenic route through the valley. Fantastic French chef offering the traditional favourites as well as contemporary seasonal dishes.
Yeo Valley HQ
Just 5 miles away, also featured on 'Hidden Restaurants' is Yeo Valley HQ where you can enjoy breakfast, or book 6-10 weeks in advance for lunch!! Or turn up on a Thursday evenings between 6.30-9.30 for tapas in the garden (no need to book). Its worth visiting just to go here!
1 mile away you will find Lye Cross Cheesemakers, farm shop and bus cafe! The Bus Cafe serves freshly prepared food with locally sourced tea and coffee. Great for a final bite to eat before heading to Bristol Airport.
Just 2 miles away you will find the Ethicurean which recently featured on 'Hidden Restaurants' featuring Michel Roux Jr, who spent the day exploring its produce, food fermentation and the culinary approach. Advance booking recommendedl!
Salt Malt Restaurant
Just 5 1/2 miles away you will find the Michelin Star Salt Malt restaurant which serves award winning fish and chips on the pretty banks of the Chew Valley Lake, where you can also take a fishing trip and catch a whopper!
29th - 31st July
Over 300 street art and graffiti artists will gather from across Europe in this free event held in Bristol's Bedminster & Southville areas. Visit some of the 35 locations taking part to see the talented artists at work, painting over 30,000sqft of surfaces!
4th - 6th August
South of Bristol (near Chew Valley), Valley Fest will be opening its fields to play host to a family friendly event packed to the rafters with fun, food and music! With a nod to nature, enjoy freshly cooked organic food from the warmth of the fire pits, brush up your kitchen skills with masterclasses from top chefs and roam free!
Bristol Balloon Fiesta
10th - 13th August
150 hot air balloons from across Europe will come together to fill the skies with colour in this 4 day event! Alongside the spectacular scenes in the sky, there are also a great selection of stands, fairground rides, food stalls and entertainment to enjoy from the ground!
Bath Folk Festival
12th - 20th August
Celebrate the best of folk music in Bath during this 9 day celebration! A great event for musicians, dancers, music lovers and families to attend including live music, workshops, open mic and much more!
22nd July - 3rd September
This summer Bristol Aquarium are paying a special tribute to the ancient masters of the ocean as they unveil all things shark! As well as watching fish dissections (ewww!), watch the jaws in action at feeding time and study an array of shark teeth up close!
The Jane Austen Festival
8th - 17th September
With 2017 marking the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, this annual festival will be the biggest yet! Join over 4000 people in Bath and take part in some of the 80 events, to celebrate the famous works of Jane including workshops, dances, balls, readings, talks, concerts and theatricals.