The “Temple” in the place name is believed to relate to the Knights Templar who held the manors of Cameley and Cloud around 1200AD.
Temple Cloud sits in the heart of the Somerset Countryside, bordering the Mendip Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is well connected and nowhere is far away being located almost equidistant, and a short drive from the cathedral cities of Bristol, Bath and Wells.
Leisure facilities nearby are excellent with Chew Valley Lake renowned for its scenic beauty offering windsurfing, sailing, nature reserve, fishing, walking and a number of public picnic sites.
Wookey Hole with its infamous caves are but a short distance away and Bristol International Airport and Glastonbury are equally accessible so if you plan to make us a base for sightseeing, then you have made the right choice!
Cheddar reservoir has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its wintering waterfowl populations. Two car parks give access to the reservoir. Recreational activities include windsurfing, angling and birdwatching.
Cheddar is a gorge lying on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills with near-vertical cliff-faces and steep grassy slopes. There is a clifftop walk from Jacob's Ladder and you can explore Gough's Cave. Go and see how Cheddar Cheese is made!
Wells is a city located on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills. Wells is a popular tourist destination as it boasts an impressive cathedral dating from 1176–1450. Wells is also home to The Bishops Palace.