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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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St Andrew's Parish Church

Burnham-on-Sea

This invigorating Somerset coastal resort offers visitors a variety of experiences. It has a rich expanse of sand covering almost seven miles of coast, making it an idyllic resort for families with children...

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Quantocks

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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Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset

Ilminster

Charmingly set in the favoured Somerset countryside is the pleasant little town of Ilminster...

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Langport

Langport

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

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Stoney Street

Luccombe

There really could be no finer example of the perfect English village than Luccombe....

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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

Nimmer

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Porlock.

Porlock

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

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Withypool Bridge

Withypool

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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The Ring o Bells Pub, Wookey, Somerset

Wookey

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Recommended attractions in Somerset

Barrington Court, England

Barrington Court

Barrington Court is an attractive 16th-century house built in the engaging "E" shaped style of the period in mellow Ham Hill.....

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Beckfords Tower, Bath, Somerset

Beckford's Tower & Museum

Designed by Henry Edmund Goodridge in 1825 for William Beckford, one of the nation's most accomplished and interesting characters.....

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A picture of Cabot Tower, Bristol

Cabot Tower, Bristol

One of two towers dominating the Bristol skyline, and not far from Brunel's Suspension Bridge, Cabot tower stands 100ft high.....

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Calcium formation.

Cheddar Caves and Gorge

The mile or so of pale-grey limestone cliffs rising above the winding road through Cheddar is awesome in its untamed beauty, it.....

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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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The gardens at Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset

Dillington House

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Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle & Garden

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

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Halsway Manor Children's Festival

Halsway Manor

Halsway Manor is unique residential Folk Centre set on the southern slopes of the Quantock Hills in West Somerset. Set in.....

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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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