Frome Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Frome, Somerset, England, UK)

Frome is a truly fascinating town, if you make the time to properly explore its history and main tourist attractions. By simply taking a stroll along the quaint cobbled Gentle Street or on the riverfront stretch named Willow Vale, you will be able to appreciate how impressive the town's period architecture actually is.

Official walking tours of Frome are certainly the best way to sightsee and ensure that you won't miss out on any lesser known tourist attractions tucked away around a corner. After a day traipsing around the town, you may like to consider the evening entertainment on offer in Frome, with regular shows being staged at both the Merlin Theatre and the Memorial Theatre, and current films being screened at the Westway Cinema.

Walking Tours

Address: Tourist Information Office, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BB, England
Tel: +44 (0)1373 467271
There are a number of walking tours around Frome and these provide tourists with a real insight into some of the town's most interesting and historic attractions, landmarks and buildings, such as the Blue House and Willow Vale.

Frome Tourist Attractions

Merlin Theatre

Address: Bath Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2HG, England
Tel: 01373 465949
Frome's unique Merlin Theatre is built on a steep hillside and the seating area is steeply tiered, ensuring that every one of the 240 seats has excellent views of the stage area. The front row of seats in actually situated on the stage area itself and the theatre has many productions throughout the year. The Merlin Theatre also has a regular programme of dance, music, films, children's theatre, workshops and literature readings. With many special events every year, Frome's Merlin Theatre frequently has famous celebrities performing on the stage, including the late Nigel Hawthorne. The foyer area at the Merlin Theatre often features art exhibitions.

ECOS Amphitheatre

Address: Bath Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2HG, England
This spectacular amphitheatre is situated next to the Merlin Theatre and a number of enormous standing stones form a semi-circle around the stage area. Built in 1990 to commemorate the town's important friendship with Europe, the ECOS Amphitheatre features stones from each of these 12 different European communities. The ECOS Amphitheatre features a number of theatrical events and concerts in the summer, particularly during the Frome Festival in July.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free (charge for performances)

Frome Tourist Attractions


Address: Justice Lane, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BE, England
Tel: +44 (0)1373 462215
The town's large library was built in 1990 and is located in Frome's town centre, close to the Westway Shopping Precinct area. The library has an extensive collection of books, videos, DVDs, CDs and reference books. There is also a car parking area directly outside the library.

Westway Cinema

Address: Cork Street, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BL, England
Tel: +44 (0)1373 465685
Frome has a medium-size cinema in the town's centre, close to the Westway Shopping Precinct area. This cinema has regular daily screenings of the latest films and at the weekend, films for children are often shown in the afternoon. One of the most unusual features at the Westway Cinema is the fully-licenced bar and it is possible to drink alcohol whilst watching a film at the cinema.

Frome Tourist Attractions

Frome Memorial Theatre

Address: Christchurch Street West, Frome, Somerset BA11 1EB, England
Tel: 01373 462795
The Frome Memorial Theatre was built in 1925 and is now completely run by unpaid volunteers. Dedicated to those who lost their lives in the first World War, the Memorial Theatre stages many highly-acclaimed shows and musical productions and has a full programme of events throughout the year.

Other attractions at the Memorial Theatre including concerts and comedy events, often with famous celebrities.