With a reputation for having more than its fair share of handmade ceramics and flat whites in its city centre, Frome owns its identity as Somerset's creative hub. After a hearty brunch at Eight Stony Street, take a stroll up the steep, cobbled Catherine Hill in the town centre for a sense of the scene. The brightly painted fronts of numerous independent shops far outnumber any familiar names: find coffee at Frāmā; modern curios at Kobi & Teal; sharp silhouettes at Studio Ashay; and - yes - speckled ceramics at Ground. The bounty of beautiful things on offer is testament to the town's community-imbued spirit, which itself is a hand-me-down from the wool trade town's history of nonconformity. Inspired by its rebellious, riotous past, locals have long championed creative enclaves such as Black Swan Arts, which hosts studios and exhibitions in town.