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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.
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Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset


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


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Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset


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Market cross, Martock, Somerset. Erected in 1741


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Minehead, Somerset


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Pooltown near Kingsbridge, Somerset


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Porlock Weir, West Somerset.

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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A packhorse bridge in the village of Winsford on Exmoor National Park, Somerset.


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Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole

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Reflection of the Gatehouse in the moat. The Bishops Palace, Wells.

Bishop's Palace, Wells

The Bishop's Palace in the enchanting tiny cathedral city of Wells where there is a predominance of beautiful buildings, is.....

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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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Exmoor, Somerset

Exmoor National Park

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

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Ham Hill Country Park

Offering stunning views of the Mendip Hills, the Quantock Hills, and the Dorset Downs, Ham Hill Country Park is a well-known.....

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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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Roman Baths, Bath, Somerset

Roman Baths

Bath has some of the best preserved Roman remains in Britain, with the most spectacular of these being the Roman Baths - A Roman.....

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Wookey Hole Caves, Wookey Hole village, Somerset.

Wookey Hole Caves and Papermill

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