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Explore Somerset

Explore Somerset

Photo: Ian Brodie

Explore Somerset

The Land of the Summer People

Described by the ancient Welsh Celts and the Saxons as the Land of the Summer People, Somerset is a county of captivating contrasts.

Its coast takes in long sweeping sandy beaches, seaside resorts, harbours and marinas, and the dramatic Exmoor coastline.

Venture inland to an epic countryside of protected landscapes, rolling hills, wild moorlands, ancient woodlands and wetland habitats, dotted with historic towns and villages.

At the heart of what makes Somerset tick is its' distinctive culture and history that includes willow and cider making, great local food & drink, the legends of Kings Arthur and Alfred and much more.

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National Trust - Stembridge Tower Mill

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National Trust - Stembridge Tower Mill

Dating from 1822 and in use until 1910, the Mill is prominently situated overlooking...

Cheddar Gorge

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Cheddar Gorge

Visit Britain’s biggest gorge, take in the dramatic cliffs rising up 450ft and...

National Trust - Dunster Working Watermill

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National Trust - Dunster Working Watermill

On site of a mill mentioned in the Domesday Survey of c1086. The present mill dates...

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