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Visit Somerset - The Jewel of the South West
Your holiday troubles are over! Somerset could be the best holiday decision you ever made. Spend five minutes on our site, and let us convince you.
Imagine you’re looking down on from above on a big round of Cheddar cheese with a quarter cut out of it, or looking at a clock face with the hours between 9 and 12 missing. That’s the shape of Somerset. Even the missing bit has all sorts of things going on – a big bay with dramatic headlands, estuaries and islands.
It’s 70 miles from 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock, and 50 miles from 12 to 6. In between you’ll find not half a day but half a lifetime’s worth of things to see and do, with delightful memories to mellow the other half of your life. Good food and drink, ancient sites, sleepy old towns, fine walking country, tempting beaches.
You can circle Somerset clockwise or anticlockwise, or you can sit in the middle – relaxing with a pint of local cider, may we suggest – before striking out in any direction. Whichever way you go you’ll discover a completely new landscape, different sites to explore, a whole new feel to your holiday. Somerset’s a county of contrasts. That’s how we manage to pack so much into such a small place.
Wherever you look on our website you’ll find something new to do, a new chance to have a good time doing what appeals to you most. Be our guest and browse through. It’s a holiday in itself!
When it comes to the real thing you’ll know enough to get the most out of your precious leisure time. All you have to do then is enjoy yourself. But be warned: there’s just too much to take in on one trip. You’ll just have to come back again sometime soon.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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