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About the county of SomersetThe County of Somerset can be located in the South-West of England. Somerset boasts some beautiful market towns and villages. Taunton, the county town offers both beautiful countryside and excellent shopping and leisure facilities and is known to hold one of the largest cattle markets in the country. The small yet thriving market town of Glastonbury, famous for its annual pop festival - 'Glastonbury Festival' has a wide range of facilities and attractions including the remains of one of the greatest Abbeys in England, Glastonbury Abbey is set in 37 acres of beautiful parkland. The very unique 'Cheddar gorge', britains largest gorge, is steeped in fascinating historical and archeological
facts such as the discovery of a 9000 year old skeleton, Britain's oldest complete skeleton. Minehead, Somerset's largest seaside resort is set on the edge of Exmoor National Park and is a perfect place to visit for traditional seaside family fun. Somerset is also home to the smallest city in England - Wells, which has one of the most beautiful cathedrals in England.
See our recommended Somerset towns and villages below, along with our listed Somerset attractions, and Somerset hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in Somerset
Often called 'Englands Grand Canyon' Chedder Gorge was carved out by a river that now runs underground...
The interior of Martock's Ham-stone church is perhaps the grandest in all Somerset, the startling effect of the golden stone against the most lavishly decorated of the county's great tie-beam roofs is simply overwhelming...
Once, long before the 11th-century when the sea receded the village of Porlock was a Port....All Somerset towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
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The high walls of Dunster Castle look down over the quaint village of Dunster from its imperious setting atop of a classically.....
A castle perched high above the sea dominates the north-eastern corner of Exmoor. For hundreds of years Dunster Castle has stood.....
This beautiful range of hills is a part of England where stags and deer can still be seen roaming freely. In many ways the.....All Somerset AttractionsCastles in SomersetSomerset Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
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Random England fact:
The English county of Northumberland has Europe's largest area of protected night sky - The Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, which is 572 sq miles in size. With such low levels of light pollution it is officially the best place to stargaze in England, on a clear night allowing you to see 2,000 night time objects at any one time, including the Andromeda galaxy, which is over 2.5 million light years from earth.
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