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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. 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,...

  2. Longleat

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    Longleat

    Type

    Safari Park

    Warminster

    Longleat, nestled within 900 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds, is home to the UK’s original Safari Park, one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture, with an abundance of...

  3. Museum of Somerset

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    Museum of Somerset

    Type

    Museum

    Taunton

    ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM IS FREE!

    Visit Taunton Castle

    Housed in Taunton’s historic castle, the Museum of Somerset tells the county's fascinating story from prehistoric times to the present day...

  4. Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre

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    Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre

    Type

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Stoke St Gregory, Nr Taunton

    A warm welcome awaits you at the Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre.

    Willow is as traditional to Somerset as cheese and cider, although perhaps not so much is known about it these days. Here in...

  5. Thermae Bath Spa Rooftop Pool by Day

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    Thermae Bath Spa

    Type

    Resort Spa

    Bath

    In the heart of the city, Thermae Bath Spa is an award-winning Natural Spa where you can now bathe in Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters as the Celts and Romans did over 2,000 years...

  6. The Chalice Well

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    The Chalice Well

    Type

    Garden

    Glastonbury

    Chalice Well is one of Britain's most ancient wells, nestling in the Vale of Avalon between the famous Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards it is a living...

  7. 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...

  8. Shepton Mallet Prison

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    Shepton Mallet Prison

    Type

    Alternative Days out

    Shepton Mallet

    Built in 1610 following on Act introduced by King James I, which stated that all counties had to have their own ‘House of Correction’; Shepton Mallet was the oldest working prison in the United...

  9. American Museum & Gardens

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    American Museum & Gardens

    Type

    Museum

    Bath

    The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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...

  13. Somerset Coalfield Life at Radstock Museum

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    Somerset Coalfield Life at Radstock Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Radstock

    Our award-winning museum transports you back to the Victorian industrial age; a time when Somerset...

  14. 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...

  15. Yeovil Railway Centre

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    Yeovil Railway Centre

    Type

    Steam Railway

    Stoford, Yeovil

    Yeovil Railway Centre was formed in 1994 to preserve the original Southern Railway turntable...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. National Trust - King John's Hunting Lodge

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    National Trust - King John's Hunting Lodge

    Type

    Museum

    Axbridge

    This early Tudor timber-framed wool merchant's house (circa 1500) provides a fascinating insight...

  19. 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...

  20. Somerset Lavender

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    Somerset Lavender

    Type

    Garden

    Radstock

    This family-run working lavender farm offers its visitors spectacular views across its lavender...

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