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About the county of Somerset

The 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.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in Somerset

Burnham beach.

Burnham-on-Sea (32 Pictures)

This invigorating Somerset coastal resort offers visitors a variety of experiences. It has a rich expanse of sand covering almost seven miles of coast, making it an idyllic resort for families with children...

Langport

Langport (7 Pictures)

This old town cradled at the heart of the Somerset Levels, sits bounded by the soft rolling Somerset countryside...

Selworthy Green, Somerset

Selworthy Green (26 Pictures)

Selworthy Green is the start of a picturesque walk through steep woodlands to the gorse-gold and heather clad summit of Selworthy Beacon from which there are magnificent views over the undulating countryside...

St Andrews Church, Withypool

Withypool (3 Pictures)

R.D.Blackmore wrote part of Lorna Doone in the bar of the Royal Oak in Withypool and the famous artist Alfred Munnings had a studio in the loft..

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Recommended attractions in Somerset

Reflection of the Gatehouse in the moat. The Bishops Palace, Wells.

Bishop's Palace, Wells (2 Pictures)

The Bishop's Palace in the enchanting tiny cathedral city of Wells where there is a predominance of beautiful buildings, is.....

FORDE ABBEY

Forde Abbey (3 Pictures)

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Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor (37 Pictures)

Swirling mists rise over the Somerset Levels, where approaching the town of Glastonbury, suddenly above the mist you catch a.....

Cottage at Withypool

Wells Cathedral (82 Pictures)

Wells Cathedral is the most perfect example of an ecclesiastical city from the days when the order of life was God, King and.....

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