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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
Bridgwater emerged from a village of the Middle Ages to become a prosperous river-port. Later, it became known as the place where Monmouth proclaimed himself King...
One of the prettiest and most unspoilt of villages, steeped in history and mentioned in the Domesday book..
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..
It is a pleasant resort village made famous by the glittering limestone cavern known as "Wookey Hole" which comprises of several dramatic chambers...All Somerset towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in Somerset
The Bishop's Palace in the enchanting tiny cathedral city of Wells where there is a predominance of beautiful buildings, is.....
The great, stirring building of Bristol Cathedral was initially given cathedral status by Henry VIII, at this time it was a.....
Wells Cathedral is the most perfect example of an ecclesiastical city from the days when the order of life was God, King and.....All Somerset AttractionsCastles in SomersetSomerset Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
Somerset ArticlesAll articles about Somerset
Random England fact:
The pneumatic tyre was invented in Birmingham by John Dunlop in 1888.
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