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Free Days Out in Somerset

They say the best things in life are free and you can’t argue with that when you look at the riches available to enjoy for nothing when you visit a County like Somerset with so many protected landscapes, picturesque villages, listed buildings and nature reserves

With the busy lives so many of us lead we snatch time off when we can, which makes it all the more precious when we find places we can appreciate on a free day out, without having to stretch the purse strings.

Take, for example, the tumbling waters of a deep river valley, the exquisite calm of a disused canal or the discovery of a fossil buried on a beach in the mists of time.

You don’t have to be in the countryside to spend a free day out.

You can visit the UK’s first purpose built factory outlet, Clarks Village in Street; or a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre, Hauser & Wirth Somerset or one of a score of fascinating centuries-old Somerset churches.

There is a free day out to be had in our smallest City, Wells; our National Park, Exmoor; our superb Museum of Somerset; our extraordinary limestone gorge, Cheddar and our stunning range of wildlife reserves.

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  1. Wells

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    Wells

    8 Cathedral Green, Wells

    The historic City of Wells is just a short 45 minute drive from the beautiful City of Bath (UNESCO World Heritage City). The 22 mile route heads over the Mendip Hills and opens up a gateway to the...

  2. The Memorial Park Keynsham

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    The Memorial Park Keynsham

    Bristol

    The town sits on the confluence of the rivers Avon and Chew which meanders its way through the stunning Memorial Park. The 26 acre park is a jewel in Keynsham’s crown with people coming from all over...

  3. Keynsham Music Festival

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    Keynsham Music Festival

    Keynsham, Bristol

    Keynsham Music Festival 25th June- 1st July 2018

    There is uncertainty about its exact origins, but there is plenty of archive material for 1997’s Festival, and none for 1996. Possibly there was...

  4. Glastonbury Tor at sunset

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    Glastonbury

    9 High Street, Glastonbury

    The opening of the London Olympics in 2012 clearly demonstrated Glastonbury’s special significance as part of Britain's National heritage and identity.  The Tor is a National Icon; the Abbey a...

  5. The Willowman

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    Bridgwater

    Bridgwater

    Bridgwater is a lively town with a rich history. Its famous carnival best symbolises the spirit of the town. Hailed as the largest illuminated procession in Europe, the event takes place each...

  6. Marine Lake

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    Weston-super-Mare

    Royal Parade, Weston Super Mare

    Your family holiday destination!

    When it comes to traditional family holidays, the string of resorts running all the way down the seaboard of Somerset has everything you need.

    ...

  7. Horse riding on the beach

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    Burnham, Berrow and Brean

    Burnham-on-Sea

    The stretch of sand between Burnham-on-Sea and Brean Down is the second longest in Europe and includes eight beaches. It is clearly a draw for beach lovers as the campsites and parks that serve it...

  8. Burnham-on-Sea

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    Burnham-on-Sea

    Burnham-on-Sea


    Burnham-On-Sea is almost in the middle of Somerset’s stretch of coast and close to the mouth of the tidal river Parrett. It is at the southern end of what is the second longest strip of sand in...

  9. Somerton

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    Somerton

    West Street, Somerton

    If you want to spend a day relaxing, enjoying lovely food, beautiful scenery and old town charm, then Somerton, located in the heart of  Somerset, is the place to visit.

    Approaching the centre...

  10. Minehead Beach

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    Minehead

    The Avenue, Minehead

    Minehead is a superb destination for families seeking a traditional seaside holiday.

    It is considered the Northern Gateway to Exmoor and is the area’s largest town.

    Ideally situated to...

  11. Dunster

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    Dunster

    Dunster

    Dunster is one of the most popular places on Exmoor for visitors.  It is a medieval village with an ancient castle, priory, dovecote, yarn market, inns, packhorse bridge and a mill.  Since the...

  12. Taunton Town Centre

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    Taunton

    Fore Street, Taunton


    Travel centre: 01823 340306

    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...

  13. Yeovil

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    Yeovil

    Petters Way, Yeovil

    If you want to visit a fine old English country town with all the facilities you need, it would be hard to beat Yeovil.

    Today it’s the district town of South Somerset, but it’s been an important...

  14. Bath

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    Bath

    Bath

    The golden city of Bath has been welcoming visitors for over 2,000 years. Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath is home to some of the most impressive architectural sights in the world...

  15. Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre

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    Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre

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    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Stoke St Gregory, Nr Taunton

    A warm welcome awaits you at the Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre.

    Willow is as traditional to Somerset as cheese and cider, although perhaps not so much is known about it these days. Here in...

  16. Cheddar Gorge

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    Cheddar

    Cheddar

    Visitors have been coming to Cheddar for centuries to view the magnificent limestone Gorge, reaching 500 feet in places. The ravine boasts the highest inland cliffs in the country that can be viewed...

  17. Crewkerne

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    Crewkerne

    Market Square, Crewkerne


     

    An historic and attractive stone built country Market Town in the South Somerset Hills,...

  18. Langport

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    Langport

    Langport

    This ancient market town lies at the heart of the Somerset Levels, strategically placed at a...

  19. Nunney Castle

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    Nunney Castle

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    Castle/Fort

    Nunney, Nr Frome

    The striking and picturesque moated castle of Nunney was built in the 1370's by Sir John de la...

  20. Axbridge Church and square

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    Axbridge

    Axbridge

    Half-timbered buildings lean towards each other across a narrow street leading from the medieval...

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