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About 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. View the pictures of Somerset..

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The entrance to the Bath Abbey and Roman baths.

Bath

Bath is an elegant city famous for its fascinating history, its beautiful Georgian architecture and its Roman remains...

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Looking down to the road.

Bristol

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A sign post in the village of Holford on the edge of the Quantock hills in somerset

Holford

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...

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

Langport

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

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A picture of Martock

Martock

The interior of Martock's Ham-stone church is perhaps the grandest in all Somerset, the startling effect of the golden stone against the most lavishly decorated of the county's great tie-beam roofs is simply overwhelming...

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Hamlet

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Porlock Bridleway

Porlock

Once, long before the 11th-century when the sea receded the village of Porlock was a Port....

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View over Exmoor's Coastline.

Porlock Weir

The fickle seas of the Middle Ages caused neighbouring Porlock's harbour to dry up giving Porlock Weir the opportunity to open up as a small port. These day's Porlock Weir is.....

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The edge of Exmoor

Selworthy Green

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...

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Wells Cathedral, Somerset

Wells

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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A picture of Bath Pump Rooms

Bath Pump Rooms

Bath is an important Spa and cultural centre, one of its most famous buildings is the elegant Pump Room of the baths built.....

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The Building of Bath Museum

Buildings of Bath Museum

"The Best Treat in Bath" - The Daily Telegraph Discover how the City of Bath was transformed from a small provincial spa town.....

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Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Bristol's graceful Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It spans the Avon Gorge some 245ft above.....

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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Farleigh Hungerford Castle

In 1383, the then Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Thomas Hungerford had to be pardoned for building Farleigh Hungerford.....

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Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset.

Glastonbury Abbey

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

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A picture of Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen, the famous novelist is perhaps the best known and best loved of Bath's many famous residents. She paid two long.....

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Nunney Castle, Somerset

Nunney Castle

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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Tarr Steps, Dulverton, Somerset, dating from 1000 BC

Tarr Steps

A Prehistoric bridge dating from 1000 BC. The bridge crosses the river Barle with some of its stones weighing 5 tonnes, and said.....

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