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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. Frome

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    Frome

    Justice Lane, Frome

    Discover more about the historical town of Frome and its quirky charm.

    Make a date in your diary and uncover the exciting new events popping up all over town, or shop for treasures from the...

  2. Keynsham

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    Keynsham

    Keynsham, Bristol

    Of course there’s much more to Keynsham than Horace Batchelor’s famous Radio Luxembourg adverts of the 1950s and 60’s.

    Nestled equidistant between the bustling, fast paced culture capital that...

  3. Keynsham Music Festival

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    Keynsham Music Festival

    Keynsham, Bristol

    Keynsham Music Festival Set to Celebrate 20 Years

    The 2017 Keynsham Music Festival will be celebrated as the 20th anniversary of The Festival. There is uncertainty about its exact origins, but...

  4. 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...

  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. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. From the Swan Inn towards Wells Cathedral

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    Wells

    8 Cathedral Green, Wells

    Wells lies sheltered beneath the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, and combines a wealth of historic interest and beautiful architecture. Wells qualifies as England's smallest, and Somerset's only...

  9. Glastonbury Tor at sunset

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    Glastonbury

    9 High Street, Glastonbury


    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). The Tor is topped by the tower of a ruined...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre

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    Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre

    Type

    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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. National Trust - Fyne Court

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    National Trust - Fyne Court

    Type

    Garden

    Nr Bridgwater

    Fyne Court is a hidden gem in the heart of the Quantock Hills. Lose yourself in this wild garden,...

  19. RSPB Nature Reserve Ham Wall

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    RSPB Nature Reserve Ham Wall

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Nr Glastonbury

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of this magical wetland, created by the RSPB when peat extraction ended...

  20. Clevedon pier

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    Clevedon

    Clevedon

    Clevedon is a beautiful Victorian seaside town overlooking the Severn Estuary.

    The town, by...

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