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Somerset Countryside

A Simply Inspiring Landscape

Discover why Somerset has been an inspiration for poets such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, authors including R.D Blackmore and films like Hot Fuzz and Elizabeth 1 - The Golden Age.

Explore the timeless beauty of rural Somerset.

With some dramatic natural features such as Cheddar Gorge and a remarkable coast, you will find everything you hoped for and more!

There is so much that is special about Somerset.

Did you know for example that the majority of Exmoor National Park (two thirds to be precise) is actually in Somerset not Devon?

Somerset is home to the Somerset Levels & Moors and three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) - Quantock Hills, Blackdown Hills and Mendip Hills.

In addition, Somerset has a whole host of Nature Reserves run by the RSPB, English Nature and Somerset Wildlife Trust as well as other protected areas recognised for their national and international importance.

If that's not enough then there are some great market towns and places to shop, as well as our superb Cider Farms! Start exploring now.

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  1. Marksbury

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    Marksbury

    Bath

    Marksbury Parish encompasses the villages of Marksbury and Stanton Prior and the hamlet of...

  2. Stowey Sutton

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    Stowey Sutton

    Bristol

    Stowey is a small village within the Chew Valley in Somerset, England. It lies south of Chew Valley...

  3. Bruton

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    Bruton

    The High Street, Bruton


    Bruton is a bit of a one off, even more so than every Somerset town.

    Miles from anywhere, it’s...

  4. Saltford

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    Saltford

    Bristol

    The historic village of Saltford is a large village (4,200 residents) situated alongside the A4,...

  5. Shoscombe

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    Shoscombe

    Bath

    Shoscombe parish lies close to the south eastern boundary of Peasedown St John marked out by the...

  6. Boats Moored on the river Brue

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    Highbridge

    BURNHAM-ON-SEA

    The ‘bridge’ in the name of this town gives a clue to its influence in the days when transport by...

  7. Dunkerton and Tunley

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    Dunkerton and Tunley

    Bath

    Situated on the northern slope of the valley of the Cam Brook, Dunkerton has been in existence for...

  8. Radstock

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    Radstock

    Radstock

    Radstock is renowned as one of the best preserved former coal-mining towns in England which is the...

  9. Farmborough

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    Farmborough

    Bath

    Farmborough is a small village and civil parish, 6 miles (9.7 km) south west of Bath in the unitary...

  10. Westfield

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    Westfield

    Radstock

    The parish of Westfield surrounds an ancient Roman Road, the Fosseway.  Although Westfield was not...

  11. North Petherton

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    North Petherton

    Bridgwater

    Before it became a town, North Petherton was the largest village in England. It was an important...

  12. Wellington

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    Wellington

    Wellington


    A friendly town set in the wide valley between the Brendon and Blackdown Hills, Wellington gave...

  13. Crewkerne

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    Crewkerne

    Market Square, Crewkerne


     

    An historic and attractive stone built country Market Town in the South Somerset Hills,...

  14. West Harptree

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    West Harptree

    Bristol

    West Harptree is a small village in the Chew Valley, North Somerset. It is approximately 10 miles...

  15. Chew Stoke

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    Chew Stoke

    Chew Stoke

    CHEW STOKE has a population of around a 1000 and lies at the foot of the Mendip Hills – designated...

  16. Horse Riding on the beach

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    Blue Anchor

    Minehead

    Blue Anchor Bay is a quiet coastal location with a long sandy beach offering peaceful relaxation....

  17. Priston

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    Priston

    Bath

    Priston is a small village just five miles south of Bath, enveloped by fields which are vibrant...

  18. Ilminster

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    Ilminster

    Ilminster

    Ilminster takes its name from the River Ile and the Minster church dating from 1450.  The town grew...

  19. Dulverton

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    Dulverton

    Dulverton


    The delightful town of Dulverton lies on the southern edge of Exmoor National Park – Europe’s...

  20. Langport

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    Langport

    Langport

    This ancient market town lies at the heart of the Somerset Levels, strategically placed at a...

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