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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

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...

Porlock Museum.

Porlock (50 Pictures)

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

Wells, Somerset

Wells (123 Pictures)

Wells, situated at the foot of the picturesque mendip hills, is most certainly one of England's most delightful cathedral cities...

St Andrews Church, Withypool

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

Balloon Colours

Ashton Court Estate, Bristol (3 Pictures)

The great estate of Ashton Court bristles with history. The heart of the estate is a magnificent mansion with a long elegant.....

A picture of Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen Centre (1 Pictures)

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

Nunney Castle, Somerset

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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