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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

Glastonbury church and cross

Glastonbury (103 Pictures)

This little town now enjoys world renown for its annual music festival which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe. None-the-less, this still remains very much a.....

Hamlet

Nimmer (1 Pictures)

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Views Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet (27 Pictures)

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Wells Cathedral, Somerset

Wells (129 Pictures)

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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Recommended attractions in Somerset

The At-Bristol planetarium. Bristol

At-Bristol (1 Pictures)

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Barrington Court

Barrington Court (31 Pictures)

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

Dunster - Village & Castle (1) - June 2003

Dunster Castle & Garden (38 Pictures)

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

Time Stone

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.....

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