To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Somerset Towns & Villages

Why are we telling you about Somerset towns?...Surely every county has towns?

Indeed, but we think ours are rather special, and after you’ve seen some we’re sure you’ll agree.

To start with, Somerset’s a very big county, so we have rather a lot of them.

Secondly, we’re a county of contrasts, so no two are alike.

Thirdly, we have very attractive building materials – several kinds of mellow stone, local brick and tile, quite a lot of thatch here and there which make up streetscapes which are a joy to wander through. 

Fourthly, our history and geography mean that towns have always been very important local centres.

Low-lying wetlands used to mean that some parts of Somerset were very isolated, so Somerset towns had to be entirely self-sufficient, and became fiercely independent.

While we welcome visitors, we’ve always resented outside interference.

It’s no coincidence that the ‘Pitchfork Rebellion’ saw the last pitched battle ever fought on English soil, on Sedgemoor in 1685.

Each town had everything it needed to withstand a siege or a bad spell of winter weather.

Everything was arranged so that you were never more than half a day’s walk from a market town.

Today this still means that whichever of the Somerset towns you visit, you won’t want for plenty of pubs, shops, churches, craft centres, food providers and places to stay. 

Our county town, Taunton, is well qualified to take the lead in interesting urban experiences.

Close behind come the ancient market towns: Wellington, Williton, Watchet, Dulverton, Ilminster, Cheddar, Chard, Crewkerne, Yeovil, Somerton, Langport, Wincanton, Frome, Glastonbury, Radstock, Bridgwater, Bruton, Castle Cary, Radstock and Wells (Sorry, Wells is a city, actually!).

Add in the resort towns of Clevedon, Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea and Minehead, the ‘model factory town’ of Street, and of course the magnificent city of Bath.

Then we start on the villages...

Number of items:

Number of items: 50

, currently showing 41 to 50.

  1. Norton St Philip

    Add Norton St Philip to your Itinerary

    Norton St Philip

    2 Bridge Street, Frome


    Discover a wealth of historic interest...

  2. Nunney Castle

    Add Nunney to your Itinerary

    Nunney

    2 Bridge Street, Frome


    Nunney is a beautiful village with much of...

  3. A large ammonite on the foreshore

    Add Kilve to your Itinerary

    Kilve

    Bridgwater

    Lying at the northern end of the Quantocks, Kilve...

  4. Pub and Church in Westonzoyland

    Add Westonzoyland to your Itinerary

    Westonzoyland

    Bridgwater


    Most people have heard of Judge Jeffreys and...

  5. Frome

    Add Frome to your Itinerary

    Frome

    Justice Lane, Frome

    Discover more about the historical town of Frome...

  6. Wedmore

    Add Wedmore to your Itinerary

    Wedmore

    Burnham On Sea


    In the middle of the moors and the heart of...

  7. Exford

    Add Exford to your Itinerary

    Exford

    Exford

    On the river Exe, at the heart of Exmoor National...

  8. Cannington college

    Add Cannington to your Itinerary

    Cannington

    Bridgwater


    The village of Cannington, on the edge of the...

  9. Charterhouse

    Charterhouse

    Charterhouse, also known as...

  10. Williton

    Add Williton to your Itinerary

    Williton

    Williton

    Williton is a small town, home of West Somerset...

Book Accommodation

Type:
Area:
Keyword: (OPTIONAL)

Search Things to Do

Type:
Area:
Keyword: (OPTIONAL)

Search What's On

Type:
Area:
Keyword: (OPTIONAL)
Date

Search Shopping

Type:
Keyword: (OPTIONAL)

Search Food & Drink

Type:
Area:
Keyword: (OPTIONAL)

Search Destination

Type:
Area:
Keyword: (OPTIONAL)

Search Things to Do

Type:
Area:
Keyword: (OPTIONAL)

Our Sponsors