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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

Holford, Quantock Hills

Holford (4 Pictures)

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...

Stoney Street

Luccombe (2 Pictures)

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

Wells Cathedral, 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...

A packhorse bridge in the village of Winsford on Exmoor National Park, Somerset.

Winsford (3 Pictures)

One of the prettiest and most unspoilt of villages, steeped in history and mentioned in the Domesday book..

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Recommended attractions in Somerset

A picture of Cabot Tower, Bristol

Cabot Tower, Bristol (8 Pictures)

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

Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset

Dillington House (17 Pictures)

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Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral (82 Pictures)

Wells Cathedral is the most perfect example of an ecclesiastical city from the days when the order of life was God, King and.....

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