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No. 29 Somerset Fascinating Facts - One of the most evocative and atmospheric sites in England lies at the heart of the Levels and of Somerset. Avalon — the Lake Isle or the Fortunate Isle, containing the town of Glastonbury — has been associated with myth and magic since the earliest times, and is still a centre for those interested in spiritualism and the occult.
No. 28 SOMERSET FASCINATING FACTS -ONE OF VERY FEW BATTLES FOUGHT IN SOMERSET since King Alfred’s time, the Battle of Sedgemoor was our one attempt to change the political landscape of Britain, but it ended badly for Somerset. The battle site at Westonzoyland is easy to visit, and so much is known about this comparatively recent conflict — 6 July 1685 — that it’s easy to work out how an old-fashioned ‘pitched battle’ was fought on otherwise tranquil farmland. The annual re-enactment is spectacular.
No.27 Somerset Fascinating Facts - Coleridge’s connection with Somerset began in August 1795, when he and his wife Sara spent their honeymoon in a cottage overlooking the sea in Clevedon.
No.26 Somerset Fascinating Facts - IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO FIND ANY PART OF BRITAIN WITH A MORE VARIED HISTORY THAN THE SOMERSET LEVELS, OR THE MOORS, AS SOME CALL THEM.
No.25 Somerset Fascinating Facts The Doone Valley is the centrepiece of an 1869 novel, Lorna Doone.
Following the news at the weekend that 7 cygnets have hatched on the nest at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, the Palace has now asked the public to send in their suggestions to name them.
The National Trust is calling for people around the UK to share their letters with the conservation charity and its followers and members, about their lockdown experiences. The Trust plans to add a selection to its historic collection of letters.
No. 24 Somerset Fascinating Facts
There are three wonderful examples of the golden age of piers within a few miles, unique along the British coastline, and fascinating in their differences. Seaside piers are one of the great British inventions.
No.23 Fascinating Somerset Facts RAF Weston Zoyland is a reminder of the rich aviation heritage of Somerset. Established in 1920, it is one of the oldest airfields in the country.
1st May 2020 For immediate release
It is with great sadness that the Board of Trustees of The Royal Bath & West Show has today announced the cancellation of this year’s Royal Bath & West Show due to the ongoing global pandemic of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The next Royal Bath & West Show will be held on 3rd – 5th June 2021.
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