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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

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Bridgwater (35 Pictures)

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...

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...

Withypool Bridge

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..

Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole (10 Pictures)

It is a pleasant resort village made famous by the glittering limestone cavern known as "Wookey Hole" which comprises of several dramatic chambers...

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Riders at Ashton Court

Ashton Court Estate, Bristol (3 Pictures)

The great estate of Ashton Court bristles with history. The heart of the estate is a magnificent mansion with a long elegant.....

The At-Bristol planetarium. Bristol

At-Bristol (1 Pictures)

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Road into Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Caves and Gorge (80 Pictures)

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

Chalice Well, Glastonbury

The Chalice Well Gardens (11 Pictures)

There are many associations with Chalice Well covering countless centuries; it is a timeless and sacred place, full of legend,.....

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