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All Attractions

Attractions in Somerset come in all shapes and sizes so you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice.

Some are natural, some manufactured.

Some are up to the minute and some have been drawing the crowds since Roman times.

A largely rural county, some of Somerset’s best known attractions are related to its landscape.

We are lucky enough to have a coast and in recent times it has given rise to a number of resorts and holiday parks with amusements, rides, seaside piers and eateries.

There is also room for long stretches that are less discovered which offer the chance of quiet walks and contemplation.

As well as a coast, Somerset has three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (and a corner of a fourth) and a National Park – Exmoor National Park.

These natural gems are perfect for exploring on foot, bicycle or horseback.

Our rural heritage has given us several fascinating crafts such as making willow baskets and cider and these are on show in various Visitor Attractions.

With our towns and villages immersed in history it is not surprising that even our smallest have their own museums and galleries such as Axbridge and Watchet.

The larger centres have ample opportunities too for absorbing culture or for spending holiday money in the malls and designer outlets.

With some of our attractions it is not so much about arriving as the journey itself as we have not one but four heritage railways not to mention boat trips to islands in the Bristol Channel or along rivers and canals.

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  1. Victoria Art Gallery

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    Victoria Art Gallery

    Type

    Gallery

    Bath

    Opened in 1900, the Victoria Art Gallery boasts an outstanding collection of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts. The gallery is located in the centre of Bath, near the famous Pulteney Bridge....

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Greenbank Pool - Street

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    Greenbank Pool - Street

    Type

    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    Street

    Greenbank Pool was a gift to the people of Street from Alice Clark in 1937. The town's prosperity came from the Clark family firm of shoemakers, and the present-day headquarters of Clarks is still...

  5. 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...

  6. Puxton Park

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    Puxton Park

    Type

    Farm

    Hewish, Weston Super Mare

    The ultimate fun-filled experience for all the family!

    Set within 40 acres of rolling Somerset countryside, our family run adventure park allows you to explore, learn and have great fun.

    Awarded...

  7. 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...

  8. Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

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    Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

    Type

    Adventure Park/Playground

    Wells

    Britain’s most spectacular show caves 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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...

  13. Brean Theme Park

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    Brean Theme Park

    Type

    Theme Park

    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...

  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. Glastonbury Abbey

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    Glastonbury Abbey

    Type

    Abbey/Priory

    Glastonbury

    Glastonbury Abbey is connected with legend to a degree that is unparalleled by any other abbey in England. Since Medieval times it has held legendary status as the earliest Christian foundation in...

  16. Thermae Bath Spa

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    Thermae Bath Spa

    Type

    Resort Spa

    Bath

    In the heart of the city, Thermae Bath Spa a remarkable combination of ‘old and new’ where historic spa buildings blend with the contemporary design of the New Royal Bath where you can now bathe in...

  17. Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum

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    Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Montacute

    Be amazed by this huge fun collection!

    The unique and quirky Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum is a delightful nostalgia trip that brings back wonderful memories of long forgotten TV programmes leaving...

  18. Longleat Safari & Adventure Park

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    Longleat Safari & Adventure Park

    Type

    Safari Park

    Warminster

    Stand tall with the giraffes, walk on the wild side with lemurs and get up close with many of Africa and Asia’s majestic animals - this is just a fraction of what’s on offer at the UK’s No.1 Safari...

  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...

  20. Ferne Animal Sanctuary

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    Ferne Animal Sanctuary

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Chard

    Ferne Animal Sanctuary is set in 51 acres of beautiful rolling Somerset countryside and is home to an ever changing menagerie of animals including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits,...

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