From Frome, you can also take a train to the Georgian spa city of Bath where you can visit the world famous Roman Baths and take tea in the magnificent Pump Room, little changed from when Jane Austen visited 200 years ago. Devotees of Austen can also visit the Jane Austen centre nearby.
The city is awash with heritage plaques commemorating the famous people who lived here. There are plenty of walking tours - or if you are in need of a rest then why not take a bus tour round the city instead?
And for therapy for weary legs you can pamper yourself with a couple of hours in the New Royal Spa, bathing in warm mineral waters in a spectacular setting in a rooftop pool with fantastic views across the city and the surrounding hills.