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Somerset Attractions

Be they natural – like our long sandy beaches – or manmade – like our magnificent country homes, there are attractions aplenty in Somerset to suit all ages and interests.

As well as the coast and countryside, we have caves and canals; offering plenty of opportunities for adventure or quiet contemplation.

The beauty of the natural Somerset and Exmoor attractions, such as our bird reserves, is that they have something to see whatever the season, whether it is the visiting waders in winter or breeding bitterns in the spring.

The same is true for those attractions indoors be they museums, galleries or play areas.

Most Somerset attractions are designed to amuse and thrill the whole family and include three seaside piers, several aquaria, a number of zoos, a clutch of steam railways and plenty of fun parks.

There are exhibitions for the car crazy, plane mad and boat fanatics.

If it is culture you are after, there are abbeys, artists’ homes and castles.

England is famous for its gardens and Somerset is particularly well represented with some of the finest in the Country open to visitors.

Wells Cathedral, featured in BBC’s Drama ‘Wolf Hall’, is among the most popular of Somerset attractions with its breathtaking scissor arches.

It is up there with Glastonbury Tor as a major draw for visitors, the Tor having a magic and mystery all of its own.

If you are in the area you could also take in the Abbey with its association with the early Christianity and the Chalice Well.

The whole of Bath is a World Heritage Site so you cannot go far there without coming across an architectural gem but there are other places of interest such as the Thermal Spa and Roman Baths.

Somerset and Exmoor are blessed with a number of fascinating settlements whose roots can be traced back to Domesday and beyond.

As well as the ancient we have the modern with a brand new world class gallery and art centre run by Hauser & Wirth at Bruton.

Aside from the cultural, we have the natural with the awesome Cheddar Gorge and sumptuous Somerset Levels.

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  1. The Jane Austen Centre

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    The Jane Austen Centre

    Type

    Exhibition Centre

    Bath

    The Jane Austen Centre is in the heart of the Georgian city of Bath, between the architectural attractions of Queen Square and the Circus, and just a short stroll from Bath Abbey, the Assembly Rooms...

  2. National Trust -The shop at Dunster Castle

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    National Trust -The shop at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Shop/Shopping Centre

    Dunster, Nr Minehead

    Explore the atmospheric 17th-century stables and visit the shop for high quality, original gifts and local products. Our shop is brimming with beautiful things, so you are sure to find something to...

  3. Brean Theme Park

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    Brean Theme Park

    Type

    Theme Park / Waterpark

    Brean Sands, Brean

    Visit BREAN THEME PARK, the Pre-eminent Free Admission Theme Park in the South West.

    Just off the M5 junction 22 (near Weston Super Mare). 100 metres from the sand dunes and seven miles of...

  4. Classic View

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    Roman Baths

    Type

    Historic Site

    Bath

    On the site of Britain’s only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex, which still flows with natural hot water today. Come and explore the spectacular Roman Baths, at...

  5. National Trust -The Garden at Dunster Castle

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    National Trust -The Garden at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Garden

    Dunster, Nr Minehead

    The result of 100s of years of planning, building and restoration a walk around the gardens at Dunster Castle takes you around the world and though four different microclimates.

    The South...

  6. Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

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    Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

    Type

    Adventure Park/Playground

    Wells

    The UK’s largest show caves system and home to the infamous Witch of Wookey. Wander through the prehistoric Valley Of The Dinosaurs and enter the 19th Century Paper Mill, which houses a variety of...

  7. National Trust -Watermill Tea-room at Dunster Castle

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    National Trust -Watermill Tea-room at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Tea/Coffee Shop

    Dunster, Nr Minehead

    The newly refurbished Watermill Tea-room is opposite the working watermill in peaceful surroundings alongside the River Avill. Offering seasonal treats from hearty lunches to delicious cakes it's a...

  8. Keynsham

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    Keynsham

    Type

    Sightseeing

    Keynsham, Bristol

    Keynsham – spelt K-E-Y-N-S-H-A-M.

    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...

  9. West Somerset Railway

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    West Somerset Railway

    Type

    Steam Railway

    Minehead

    The West Somerset Railway is the longest Heritage line in the United Kingdom. 

    The line is situated four miles outside the County town of Taunton, starting at Bishops Lydeard and finishing at...

  10. The Bristol Hippodrome

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    The Bristol Hippodrome

    Type

    Theatre

    Bristol

    The Bristol Hippodrome is one of the country's top, family-friendly provincial theatres, which proudly continues to stage major West End and Broadway productions. The Bristol Hippodrome caters for...

  11. Glastonbury Tor at sunset

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    Glastonbury

    Type

    Sightseeing

    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...

  12. Wells

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    Wells

    Type

    Sightseeing

    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...

  13. Puxton Park

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    Puxton Park

    Type

    Farm

    Hewish, Weston Super Mare

    Set within 40 acres of beautiful Somerset countryside, just off the M5 near Weston-super-Mare, Puxton Park is open 362 days a year, Mon-Sun 9.00am-5.30pm.

    An all-weather attraction, visitors can...

  14. Fashion Museum Bath

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    Fashion Museum Bath

    Type

    Museum

    Bennett Street, Bath

    A must-see for every fashion-lover, the Fashion Museum is home to one of the world’s leading collections of historic and fashionable dress. Here you can see everything from sumptuous Georgian gowns...

  15. Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

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    Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Bristol

    Noah’s Ark Zoo is a unique hands-on zoo located just outside Bristol and set in over 100 acres of beautiful countryside. With over 100 different species you can get up close to animals of all sizes,...

  16. National Trust - Dunster Castle

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    National Trust - Dunster Castle

    Type

    Castle/Fort

    Dunster, Nr Minehead


    Dramatically sited on a wooded hill and the fortified home of the Luttrells for 600 years. Remodelled in the 1870s to create a splendid Victorian country house. A fine 17th- century carved...

  17. The Bishop's Palace

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    The Bishop's Palace

    Type

    Historic House/Palace

    Wells

    The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years and this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy.

     

    Surrounded by a breath-taking moat...

  18. Weston Museum

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    Weston Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Weston Super Mare

    Weston Museum celebrates the history of Weston-super-Mare and its surrounding areas from prehistoric times to the present day using the distinctive historic building, the former Weston Gas Light...

  19. Musgrove Willows

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    Musgrove Willows

    Type

    Craft Centre

    Westonzoyland, Bridgwater

    For almost a hundred years the Musgrove family have been growing willow on the Somerset Levels, working sensitively with the environment to continue a traditional rural business offering a wide range...

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