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No. 22. SOMERSET FASCINATING FACTS THE MARITIME HISTORY OF WATCHET Colours every part of the town, while the wild beauty of its coastline is untouched with ancient ammonite fossils lying on the shore, just waiting to be found. Watchet’s port was valued by Alfred the Great as he attempted to fend off the Vikings and even had its own mint, producing coins. Before that there was an Iron Age fort, fragmented remains of which are still evident today.
No. 21. SOMERSET FASCINATING FACTS - STEEPED IN HISTORY AND MYTHOLOGY, THE SITE OF THE LONG-FORSAKEN CADBURY CASTLE IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF ANY VISIT TO SOUTH SOMERSET.
No. 20. Somerset Fascinating Facts - The highest hill in the Mendips, Black Down reaches 325 metres above the nearby Bristol Channel.
The view from the top is astounding. As well as being the site for a well-known Second World War operation known as Starfish, there are also a number of ancient barrows (including one adjacent to the trig station).
No. 19 Somerset Fascinating Facts HERE ARE A NUMBER OF FASCINATING HISTORICAL WALKS AROUND THE REMOTE HAMLET OF CHARTERHOUSE, WHICH HAS BEEN THE SITE OF LEAD MINING FOR OVER 2000 YEARS.
No.18 Somerset Fascinating Facts - Do Fairies really live on top of the hill and what are they hiding?
The night sky above Weston-super-Mare’s seafront now has a distinctive blue tint to it as the Grand Pier pays its own tribute to the NHS and other essential workers during the current pandemic.
No.17 Somerset Fascinating Facts - One of the most famous hymns in the world created in our beautiful county of Somerset.
No. 16 Somerset's Fascinating Facts.
Meeting the smallest city in the UK in Somerset. The City of Wells - not only famous for being the smallest city!
No.15 Somerset Fascinating Facts SITUATED WITHIN THE SMALL VILLAGE OF STANTON DREW IS THE THIRD-LARGEST COMPLEX OF PREHISTORIC STANDING STONES IN ENGLAND.
Unlike its larger counterparts at Stonehenge and Avebury, these circles are relatively unknown, allowing the discerning visitor intimate access to a very elaborate and important ritual site dating back over 4000 years.
No. 14 Somerset Fascinating Facts
It’s one of the big three Somerset comestibles — Cheddar cheese, strawberries and cider.
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