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Shepton Mallet is an ideal centre from which to visit the many tourist attractions of this area, including other towns such as Bath, Wells and Glastonbury. The town is mixture of an old market town and the amenities of the modern world. It is set in a fold of the edges of the Mendip Hills. England’s oldest prison is still in use here too. This prison was a civilian jail from 1610 to 1930, when it closed. It was reopened in 1939, for use by the American army. The prison returned to civilian use in 1966.

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Among other interesting buildings in Shepton Mallet is the Church of St Peter and St Paul, The original Saxon church was extended in the late 12th century, by piercing the side walls with two pairs of arches, constructing side aisles and adding a pair of arches at the west. At the same time, a tower was built and the chancel was enlarged. In the late 14th century, the tower was altered to its present shape. The magnificent, carved English oak wagon roof, with 350 different panels was built about the middle of the following century. Some interesting surviving features are a Saxon font and a fragment from the doorway of the Saxon church, both from around the first millennium, and the 16th century stone, carved pulpit. Two effigies of knights, believed to be Robert and William Mallet, are from the early 14th century.

There have been recent improvements to the town centre and further redevelopment is planned. Shepton Mallet has plenty of tourist accommodation, cafés, restaurants and entertainment venues. The annual Mid-Somerset Show is held on fields on the edge of the town.

In addition, the four day long Royal Bath and West Show is held at nearby Evercreech. The Glastonbury Festival, which is the largest music festival in Europe, is held about 2 miles from town, in the village of Pilton

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