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No. 33 Somerset Fascinating Facts - First founded by THE SAXONS, WHO HAD BEEN CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY, CONQUERED THE ANCIENT COUNTY OF SOMERSET IN THE 7TH CENTURY. Their king was Ine of Wessex, widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of the abbey. He was a local man who boosted the status and income of the abbey, and was reputed to have erected a stone church, the base of which forms the west end of the nave.
NUMBER 32 Somerset's Fascinating Facts DUNSTER IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR PLACES ON EXMOOR. Here a medieval village exudes history and heritage, and there are a number of places to explore, all within walking distance of the High Street, which is complete with an original yarn market.
No. 31 Somerset Fascinating Facts
Tarr Steps crosses the River Barle in a beautiful wooded valley. The steps are a 17-span clapper bridge (the term coming from the Latin claperius, meaning ‘pile of stones’) that is constructed entirely from large stone slabs and boulders.
• Home of innovative cyder making, The Newt’s cyder production celebrates Somerset heritage and tradition, alongside inventive wine-making techniques and technology
• The passionate team have crafted an exclusive limited release Fine Rosé Cyder made with 100% ‘Red Love’ apple juice - a first for the UK drinks market
Tourism is nothing without the communities that sustain and develop it. Those valuable and long-standing communities shape the ethical set of values that deliver renowned hospitality in Somerset and Exmoor. It is our responsibility to represent and promote this in a way that is respectful to those that are fortunate enough to live here and ensures the safety of those who visit.
Eagle-eyed viewers of the 24 hour Swan Cam at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells became concerned on Monday, when it became clear that only 6 out of the 7 new cygnets were visible on the Palace Moat.
Following a week of public voting, with many hundreds of suggestions, The Bishop's Palace in Wells has announced the results of the names for the new cygnets, which hatched at the beginning of May.
ACEArts’ postponed exhibition by Leonard Green, ‘In Search of Northern Soul’, can now be viewed online as a virtual event.
No. 30 Somerset Fascinating Facts - Somerset is an incredibly diverse and beautiful county, rich in its history and natural beauty, with three areas of outstanding natural beauty, two cave networks, Cheddar and Wookey, the Longest Heritage Railway in West Somerset, many Castles, Stately Homes and a National Park Exmoor.
Visit Somerset fully understands that existing local residents might wish to take advantage of open spaces within the county for extended daily exercise and wellbeing, following this week’s guidance from the Government. It is anticipated that people will use common sense over coming weeks, whilst we all seek to avoid spreading coronavirus in our communities.
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