Somerset Travel Information
Somerset travel couldn't be easier!
It was Robert Louis Stevenson who theorised that ‘it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.’
We can only assume that he hadn’t been to Somerset.
It’s good fun travelling here, not only hopefully but confidently, but it’s so much better when you do arrive.
Tourism was invented centuries ago when people worked out that some places were nicer than others, and that it might be a good thing to go to places which were nicer than the one you started off from.
Well, here we are - you won’t be disappointed!
Look on Somerset travel as an important part of the holiday which begins the moment you slam the front door behind you.
Every minute on your journey is a chance to spend more time with the family, or to discover an unknown interesting place.
We’re quite close to most places in England, and journey times from around the world are quite reasonable, so you won’t get worn out or rack up too big a bill.
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Taunton’s only 165 miles from central London, 132 from Birmingham.
By road, you enter our county along the M5 from London or the Midlands, by the M4 or the A4 to Bath, the A38 through Bristol, the A361 which bisects the county, with a few breaks, from Frome to Tiverton, or the A37 which bisects it from Bristol to Yeovil, the mighty A303 from London, its gentler sister the A30 through Yeovil, the A39 if you’re coming along the seaboard of Exmoor.
By rail, you have a choice of lines, either through Bath, Bristol and Weston-super-Mare through to Taunton, or the southern route from London through Frome, Bruton and Castle Cary.
Bristol’s our local airport on the A38, and Exeter airport’s not far away.
Even Heathrow is this side of London, and Birmingham International is easily reachable by road and rail.
Somerset travel just couldn’t be easier!