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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

jacobs ladder view, Cheddar

Cheddar (119 Pictures)

Often called 'Englands Grand Canyon' Chedder Gorge was carved out by a river that now runs underground...

Minehead Lifeboat Station

Minehead (117 Pictures)

Minehead is a quintessential English seaside resort on the beautiful Somerset coast whose mild climate has been a magnet for visitors since Victorian times. At the end of Quay.....

Porlock Bus service.

Porlock (49 Pictures)

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

Ivy's Cottage

Selworthy Green (26 Pictures)

Selworthy Green is the start of a picturesque walk through steep woodlands to the gorse-gold and heather clad summit of Selworthy Beacon from which there are magnificent views over the undulating countryside...

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Recommended attractions in Somerset

Bristol -Brandon Hill, Cabot Tower

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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Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset.

Glastonbury Abbey (88 Pictures)

This is believed to be the site of the oldest Christian Church in the world, for centuries it has been the focus of Christian.....

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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