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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

The Town Bridge, Bridgwater, Somerset

Bridgwater (35 Pictures)

Bridgwater emerged from a village of the Middle Ages to become a prosperous river-port. Later, it became known as the place where Monmouth proclaimed himself King...

Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury

Glastonbury (101 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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Wookey, Somerset

Wookey (5 Pictures)

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Recommended attractions in Somerset

The Tor

Glastonbury Tor (37 Pictures)

Swirling mists rise over the Somerset Levels, where approaching the town of Glastonbury, suddenly above the mist you catch a.....

Halsway Manor Children's Festival

Halsway Manor (4 Pictures)

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

Quantock Hills

Quantock Hills (216 Pictures)

This beautiful range of hills is a part of England where stags and deer can still be seen roaming freely. In many ways the.....

Stembridge Tower Mill

Stembridge Tower Mill (1 Pictures)

The last remaining thatched windmill in England, dating from 1822 and in use until 1910...

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