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Somerset Attractions

Be they natural – like our long sandy beaches – or manmade – like our magnificent country homes, there are attractions aplenty in Somerset to suit all ages and interests.

As well as the coast and countryside, we have caves and canals; offering plenty of opportunities for adventure or quiet contemplation.

The beauty of the natural Somerset and Exmoor attractions, such as our bird reserves, is that they have something to see whatever the season, whether it is the visiting waders in winter or breeding bitterns in the spring.

The same is true for those attractions indoors be they museums, galleries or play areas.

Most Somerset attractions are designed to amuse and thrill the whole family and include three seaside piers, several aquaria, a number of zoos, a clutch of steam railways and plenty of fun parks.

There are exhibitions for the car crazy, plane mad and boat fanatics.

If it is culture you are after, there are abbeys, artists’ homes and castles.

England is famous for its gardens and Somerset is particularly well represented with some of the finest in the Country open to visitors.

Wells Cathedral, featured in BBC’s Drama ‘Wolf Hall’, is among the most popular of Somerset attractions with its breathtaking scissor arches.

It is up there with Glastonbury Tor as a major draw for visitors, the Tor having a magic and mystery all of its own.

If you are in the area you could also take in the Abbey with its association with the early Christianity and the Chalice Well.

The whole of Bath is a World Heritage Site so you cannot go far there without coming across an architectural gem but there are other places of interest such as the Thermal Spa and Roman Baths.

Somerset and Exmoor are blessed with a number of fascinating settlements whose roots can be traced back to Domesday and beyond.

As well as the ancient we have the modern with a brand new world class gallery and art centre run by Hauser & Wirth at Bruton.

Aside from the cultural, we have the natural with the awesome Cheddar Gorge and sumptuous Somerset Levels.

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  1. National Trust - Prior Park Landscape Garden

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    National Trust - Prior Park Landscape Garden

    Type

    Garden

    Bath

    Beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden.

    One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18th century by local...

  2. Glastonbury Abbey

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    Glastonbury Abbey

    Type

    Abbey/Priory

    Glastonbury

    Glastonbury Abbey is connected with legend to a degree that is unparalleled by any other abbey in England. Since Medieval times it has held legendary status as the earliest Christian foundation in...

  3. Butlins, Minehead

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    Butlins, Minehead

    Type

    Theme Park / Waterpark

    Minehead

    Our Minehead resort is located in the beautiful seaside town just opposite the beach in the heart of Exmoor, in Somerset. From unlimited fairground rides to splash water world, our very own...

  4. Ferne Animal Sanctuary

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    Ferne Animal Sanctuary

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Chard

    Ferne Animal Sanctuary is set in 51 acres of countryside on the Devon/Somerset border. Ferne takes in unwanted, abandoned and neglected animals and gives them a fantastic life either at the sanctuary...

  5. National Trust - Fyne Court

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    National Trust - Fyne Court

    Type

    Garden

    Nr Bridgwater

    Fyne Court is a hidden gem in the heart of the Quantock Hills. Lose yourself in this wild garden, reclaimed by nature after once being part of a family estate. The estate was the home of the Crosse...

  6. National Trust - Tyntesfield

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    National Trust - Tyntesfield

    Type

    Historic House/Palace

    Bristol

    At its heart Tyntesfield is a Victorian country house and estate, which serves as a backdrop to the remarkable story of four generations of the Gibbs family. Their tale charts the accumulation of...

  7. Somerset County Cricket Club

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    Somerset County Cricket Club

    Type

    Sports Ground/Stadium

    Taunton

    Situated in the historical town of Taunton, Somerset’s county capital, the Cooper Associates County Ground makes for the perfect day out. Whether you are a family looking to enjoy a day’s cricket,...

  8. Willow Farm Gourmet

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    Willow Farm Gourmet

    Type

    Farm

    Bath

    Come and Experience Willow Farm

    Open all year round from 9.30am to 2.30pm Thursday to Saturday...

  9. Avalon Marshes

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    Avalon Marshes

    Type

    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Westhay, Glastonbury


    At the heart of Somerset lies a beautiful area called the Avalon Marshes, a vibrant, working...

  10. Wells Cathedral, Wells

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    Wells Cathedral

    Type

    Cathedral/Minster

    Wells

    Built between 1175 and 1490 Wells Cathedral has been described as “the most poetic of the English...

  11. Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum

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    Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Montacute

    Be amazed by this huge fun collection! The unique and quirky Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum is a...

  12. East Lambrook Manor Gardens

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    East Lambrook Manor Gardens

    Type

    Garden

    South Petherton

    Just four minutes from the A303 at South Petherton, near Yeovil, can be found one of England’s best...

  13. Haynes International Motor Museum

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    Haynes International Motor Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Sparkford, Yeovil

    The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK’s largest exhibition of great cars from around the...

  14. Nunney Castle

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    Nunney Castle

    Type

    Castle/Fort

    Nunney, Nr Frome

    The striking and picturesque moated castle of Nunney was built in the 1370's by Sir John de la...

  15. Torre Cider Farm

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    Torre Cider Farm

    Type

    Brewery

    Washford, Watchet

     

    Torre Cider Farm has been producing traditional scrumpy for over 20 years, ranging from...

  16. GartellLightRailway

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    Gartell Light Railway

    Type

    Steam Railway

    Yenston, Nr Templecombe

    The Gartell Light Railway is owned and operated by three generations of the Gartell family. The...

  17. Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

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    Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

    Type

    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Nr Ilfracombe, Exmoor

    Over 28 Acres of naturally beautiful valley with cascading streams and waterfalls, woodland walks,...

  18. RSPB Nature Reserve Ham Wall

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    RSPB Nature Reserve Ham Wall

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Nr Glastonbury

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of this magical wetland, created by the RSPB when peat extraction ended...

  19. Somerset Rural Life Museum

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    Somerset Rural Life Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Glastonbury

    Visitors to Somerset Rural Life Museum can explore rural life from the 1800s onwards and discover...

  20. World Horse Welfare Glenda Spooner Farm

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    World Horse Welfare Glenda Spooner Farm

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Somerton

    Come and visit World Horse Welfare's Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre. Located on the...

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