All Visit Somerset members can take advantage now of our extensive 2,000+ image library -charting Somerset's history & heritage, food and drink, coastlines, landscapes and much more.

The Image Library is the culmination of three years' work by Visit Somerset and Ian Brodie MBE who was commissioned to photograph Somerset.  Ian is the award winning photographer and location guide author who has created the 'Lord of the Rings', 'Hobbit' and 'Camera’s in Narnia' - Location Guides for Harper Collins and Warner Brothers. His work is truly breathtaking and puts Somerset in an incredible light!  The new image library can be viewed at

Members will be able to access a set number of images, depending on their membership level, Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. Usage of images is in line with the sales contract term which is set at 12 months with the Visit Somerset sales team.

Below is the number of images authorised to be accessed in relation to membership value.

  • Bronze       10
  • Silver         20
  • Gold           30
  • Platinum    40  

Members wishing to take advantage of this will be sent a license form by the Visit Somerset office governing the right of usage of our copyrighted Visit Somerset images which should be signed and returned.

Members are then free to use these images throughout the year to help market their attraction or Somerset business at no cost.

The only stipulation is that Visit Somerset copyrighted imagery is not intended for commercial use which means it should not be used to produce books or postcards or other commercial products that will be used for commercial gain.

The images may be used in any free publication or website used to market your business over the year. 

National Trust images cannot be used without specific approval from the National Trust and a separate license signed by the National Trust.

All images will be managed centrally via the Visit Somerset office and a request for use must be sent directly to

The office will then send the license for signing. Once we receive that license back, the requested images will be sent to a chosen email address via We -Transfer.

If membership is not re-newed the license will be revoked and the usage of the images withdrawn

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