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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

West Towers of the Cathedral

Bristol (299 Pictures)

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

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...

Oare Bridge, Exmoor.

Oare (4 Pictures)

Thus, it was unsurprising to learn that this was the setting for R.D.Blackmore's famous novel, Lorna Doone...

Market Cross

Shepton Mallet (27 Pictures)

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Recommended attractions in Somerset

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey (126 Pictures)

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

Dunster Castle, Somerset

Dunster Castle & Garden (38 Pictures)

The high walls of Dunster Castle look down over the quaint village of Dunster from its imperious setting atop of a classically.....

Exmoor, Somerset

Exmoor National Park (99 Pictures)

A castle perched high above the sea dominates the north-eastern corner of Exmoor. For hundreds of years Dunster Castle has stood.....

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.....

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