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About the county of SomersetThe 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.
See our recommended Somerset towns and villages below, along with our listed Somerset attractions, and Somerset hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in Somerset
There really could be no finer example of the perfect English village than Luccombe....
A small hamlet near Luxborough, Somerset. The name 'Pooltown' comes from the large number of pools found there along the Washford River...
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
Bath is an important Spa and cultural centre, one of its most famous buildings is the elegant Pump Room of the baths built.....
"The Best Treat in Bath" - The Daily Telegraph Discover how the City of Bath was transformed from a small provincial spa town.....
There are many associations with Chalice Well covering countless centuries; it is a timeless and sacred place, full of legend,.....All Somerset AttractionsCastles in SomersetSomerset Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
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Random England fact:
There are more listed buildings (250 of them) per square mile in Whitehaven, Cumbria, than anywhere else in the UK.
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