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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

Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar (119 Pictures)

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

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...

Porlock Bay, Coastal Path

Porlock Weir (54 Pictures)

The fickle seas of the Middle Ages caused neighbouring Porlock's harbour to dry up giving Porlock Weir the opportunity to open up as a small port. These day's Porlock Weir is.....

Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole (10 Pictures)

It is a pleasant resort village made famous by the glittering limestone cavern known as "Wookey Hole" which comprises of several dramatic chambers...

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Recommended attractions in Somerset

The Building of Bath Museum

Buildings of Bath Museum (2 Pictures)

"The Best Treat in Bath" - The Daily Telegraph Discover how the City of Bath was transformed from a small provincial spa town.....

A picture of Sally Lunns

Sally Lunns (9 Pictures)

A one minute stroll from Bath Abbey you will find the oldest house in Bath - Sally Lunn's. Sally Lunn was a young french refugee.....

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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