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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

Burnham -on-Sea

Burnham-on-Sea (32 Pictures)

This invigorating Somerset coastal resort offers visitors a variety of experiences. It has a rich expanse of sand covering almost seven miles of coast, making it an idyllic resort for families with children...

Culbone Church (St Breuno's)

Culbone (1 Pictures)

A small hamlet that is not accessible by car. St Culbone's Church is the smallest parish church in England...

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...

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...

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Recommended attractions in Somerset

Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset.

Glastonbury Abbey (94 Pictures)

This is believed to be the site of the oldest Christian Church in the world, for centuries it has been the focus of Christian.....

Doorway to Avalon, Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

Glastonbury Tor (37 Pictures)

Swirling mists rise over the Somerset Levels, where approaching the town of Glastonbury, suddenly above the mist you catch a.....

Nunney Castle

Nunney Castle (8 Pictures)

A tradition exists that Nunney Castle's sole pig was subject to daily torture when the castle came under siege in 1645 during the.....

Stembridge Tower Mill

Stembridge Tower Mill (1 Pictures)

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

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