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Visit Somerset - The Jewel of the South West
At the heart of the West Country, Somerset is a destination of dramatic coastline, seaside resorts, epic English countryside and historic places.
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Somerset is a West Country destination of captivating, yet huge contrasts, so it is often difficult to know where to start.
Plan the perfect day out, short break or holiday in Somerset England. Somerset is a county of captivating contrasts.
Large family site near sandy beaches. Indoor and outdoor play equipment and fishing facilities...
Located in the very heart of Taunton, The Castle offers the perfect base from which to explore the...
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Glastonbury Tor rises dramatically from the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels, close to the town of Glastonbury, to a height of 158 metres (525 feet).
England's smallest city, Wells lies sheltered beneath the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, and combines a wealth of historic interest and beautiful architecture.
Minehead is where Exmoor meets the sea. Sitting on the very edge of the National Park, Minehead is ideal for lovers of the coast and the countryside.
Welcome to the county town of Somerset. Taunton is a thriving, forward-looking town where modern life sits alongside relics of its dramatic past dating back to Saxon times.
Frome is an historic market town with hidden gems of architectural interest making it a hugely rewarding place to explore. It is an attractive town built on steep hills with cobbled streets.
For those that know it, Exmoor is a truly unique and special place with undisturbed tranquillity in its heather-clad moorlands, and a breathtaking coastline of plunging cliffs and sheltered bays.
Yeovil has been a traditional market town for centuries. Nowadays its bustling streets are lined with a mix of conventional high street stores and independent retailers, selling everything from crafts and clothes to pottery and food, much of it with a distinctive West Country appeal.
Nestling in a fold of the Mendip Hills, the historic town of Shepton Mallet dates back to Roman times. The Fosseway (now A37) passes through the town, and there have been many significant archaeological finds here.
This small and ancient town clings to a hill above the valley with the river Brue running through it. With its narrow main street and crowded together buildings the town is protected from development by its geography.
Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival. One of the world's largest illuminated winter carnival processions.
Scott May’s Daredevil Stunt Show is a fast moving, action packed show with monster truck...