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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.

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Bristol - King Street

Bristol (299 Pictures)

Bristol Zoo is not this great city's only claim to fame..

Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury (101 Pictures)

This little town now enjoys world renown for its annual music festival which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe. None-the-less, this still remains very much a.....

Thatched houses in the village of Holford on the edge of the Quantock hills, 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...

Pooltown near Kingsbridge, Somerset

Pooltown (2 Pictures)

A small hamlet near Luxborough, Somerset. The name 'Pooltown' comes from the large number of pools found there along the Washford River...

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Looks like a waterfall.

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.....

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.....

Stembridge Tower Mill

Stembridge Tower Mill (1 Pictures)

The last remaining thatched windmill in England, dating from 1822 and in use until 1910...

Chalice Well Entrance

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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