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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

Cheddar

Cheddar (123 Pictures)

Often called 'Englands Grand Canyon' Chedder Gorge was carved out by a river that now runs underground...

A sign post in the village of Holford on the edge of the Quantock hills in somerset

Holford (4 Pictures)

Holford lies in a peaceful wooded valley at the foot of the lovely Quantock Hills crowning the landscape where the county of Somerset sweeps towards the coast...

The Parish Church at Martock, Somerset

Martock (14 Pictures)

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...

Selworthy

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...

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Recommended attractions in Somerset

A picture of Beckford's Tower & Museum

Beckford's Tower & Museum (3 Pictures)

Designed by Henry Edmund Goodridge in 1825 for William Beckford, one of the nation's most accomplished and interesting characters.....

The gardens at Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset

Dillington House (17 Pictures)

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Halsway Manor Children's Festival

Halsway Manor (4 Pictures)

Halsway Manor is unique residential Folk Centre set on the southern slopes of the Quantock Hills in West Somerset. Set in.....

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Ham Hill Country Park (13 Pictures)

Offering stunning views of the Mendip Hills, the Quantock Hills, and the Dorset Downs, Ham Hill Country Park is a well-known.....

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