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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...
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 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 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...All Somerset towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in Somerset
Designed by Henry Edmund Goodridge in 1825 for William Beckford, one of the nation's most accomplished and interesting characters.....
Halsway Manor is unique residential Folk Centre set on the southern slopes of the Quantock Hills in West Somerset. Set in.....
Offering stunning views of the Mendip Hills, the Quantock Hills, and the Dorset Downs, Ham Hill Country Park is a well-known.....All Somerset AttractionsCastles in SomersetSomerset Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
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Random England fact:
St Botolph's Church in Boston, Lincolnshire, has the tallest parish church tower in England (often called the Boston Stump) at 272 ft high.
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