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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

jacobs ladder view, Cheddar

Cheddar (123 Pictures)

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

Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset

Ilminster (9 Pictures)

Charmingly set in the favoured Somerset countryside is the pleasant little town of Ilminster...

Langport in Somerset. All Saints church on the hill overlooking the town

Langport (7 Pictures)

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

Wells, Somerset

Wells (123 Pictures)

Wells, situated at the foot of the picturesque mendip hills, is most certainly one of England's most delightful cathedral cities...

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Recommended attractions in Somerset

The Bath Abbey.

Bath Abbey (127 Pictures)

Bath Abbey is a beautiful building. The building is sited on the remains of a Norman Cathedral which itself replaced an 8th.....

Inside the caves.

Cheddar Caves and Gorge (84 Pictures)

The mile or so of pale-grey limestone cliffs rising above the winding road through Cheddar is awesome in its untamed beauty, it.....

Wild Orchid. The Blackdown hills in the county of Somerset, England

The Blackdown Hills (20 Pictures)

Fascinating scenic area where you can enjoy an extraordinary variety of scenery ranging from tiny coppices to vast woodlands, all.....

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The Royal Crescent in Bath
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