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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

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Bridgwater (35 Pictures)

Bridgwater emerged from a village of the Middle Ages to become a prosperous river-port. Later, it became known as the place where Monmouth proclaimed himself King...

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...

The edge of Exmoor

Selworthy Green (26 Pictures)

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...

Withypool Bridge

Withypool (3 Pictures)

R.D.Blackmore wrote part of Lorna Doone in the bar of the Royal Oak in Withypool and the famous artist Alfred Munnings had a studio in the loft..

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Recommended attractions in Somerset

Bridge at Witheypool in Exmoor

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.....

stoke sub hamdon

Ham Hill Country Park (13 Pictures)

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

A picture of Roman Baths

Roman Baths (121 Pictures)

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

Taunton Castle, Taunton, Somerset

Taunton Castle (1 Pictures)

The turbulent past of historic Taunton Castle, is masked by its transformation into a luxurious comfortable hotel with an award.....

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The Royal Crescent in Bath
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