A Somerset town has been named as one of the prettiest towns to go Christmas shopping in the UK.

Frome was featured among the seven places featured in ‘The UK’s prettiest towns for Christmas shopping' list by The Times.

The newspaper wrote: “Like it or not, Christmas is on the horizon, and the best way to combat any shopping-related stress is to start early.

“We’ve found towns yet to be taken over by big-name chains in some of the prettiest corners of the UK, so you can pair your quest to find one-off gifts with a welcome staycation.”

A full list of the locations included can be found on The Times website here.

Frome among prettiest UK towns for Christmas shopping

Discussing Frome, The Times brought a number of local shops to people's attention, including Raves from the Grave for records and Ground for pots and plates.

Additionally, the local markets are also rich in gems to find, such as Han-Made, which sells jewellery crafted from polymer at the Frome Independent market, which runs between March and December.

In the newspaper's write up they said: "Do you remember when Frome was just a pretty English market town? Now it’s second-home territory for big-name celebs where the local gallery sells pieces for five-figure sums and you might spot Hugh Grant stopping at the bakery for a sausage roll.

"Happily, this makes for marvellous shopping. Try the Raves from the Grave record store (ravesfromthegrave.com) or the ceramicist-owned Ground for pots and plates (fiunderhill.com).

"Han-Made sells jewellery crafted from polymer clay at the Frome Independent market (first Sunday of each month from March to December; thefromeindependent.org.uk).

"There are also weekly markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays (9am-3pm) and a flea and antiques market every Wednesday (9am-2pm). Stay at the Archangel, a pint-size pub with rooms."