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Visit Somerset - The Jewel of the South West
Somerset really is a county that has it all. Ranked seventh in the UK for size, it is far from being the most highly populated meaning there are vast expanses of open, unspoilt spaces waiting to be explored.
Since the earliest times, man has found the county a comfortable and comforting place to live.
This is the county that inspired the Romantic Poets Coleridge and Wordsworth, sustained the tales of King Arthur and his Knights and sheltered the likes of the fictional Lorna Doone.
Today it continues to delight with its castles and countryside, wildlife and wetlands but it also encourages free thinking and innovation which has led to numerous county firsts including our famous festivals and carnivals.
Then check out the county’s main attractions.
Whether you want family fun, a Romantic break, a literary pilgrimage, an immersion in the Arts, a wildlife safari, an extreme challenge, a shopping spree or a gastronomic adventure – there are days out for everyone in this surprising county.
With one National Park, Exmoor, and three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty including England’s first, the Quantocks, Somerset has much to offer those who enjoy the outdoor life whether on foot, horseback, cycling or dog walking.
Up there with the UK’s top spots, Somerset has a number of impressive nature reserves including coastal and wetland.
It also has the second longest stretch of sand in Europe.
If it is culture you are after, Somerset has its own UNESCO World Heritage site to match its globally important landscapes – the City of Bath.
Best known for its Georgian architecture and Roman Baths, Bath has many more hidden treasures that reward teasing out.
Not far from Bath is England’s smallest city, Wells.
It is just one of many delightful places waiting to welcome you!
The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa in Taunton, Somerset is a stunning Regency country house hotel,...
2015 Opening1st Jan 2015-31st Dec 2015
The rural hideaway has solid deck floors throughout a spacious interior, extending to the terrace...
A mystery on the Tyntesfield estate, elementary my dear Watson... follow in the footsteps of our...
Opening 201528th Oct 2015-21st Feb 2016
Join us after dark for a night run around the Tyntesfield estate. With two courses for all...