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About 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.
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Apex Park, Burnham-on-Sea

Burnham-on-Sea

This invigorating Somerset coastal resort offers visitors a variety of experiences. It has a rich expanse of sand covering almost seven miles of coast, making it an idyllic resort for families with children...

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Cheddar gorge from Jacob's Ladder. Cheddar, Somerset

Cheddar

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

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Quantocks

Holford

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...

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Langport in Somerset. All Saints church on the hill overlooking the town

Langport

This old town cradled at the heart of the Somerset Levels, sits bounded by the soft rolling Somerset countryside...

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Stoney Street

Luccombe

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

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The Parish Church at Martock, Somerset

Martock

The interior of Martock's Ham-stone church is perhaps the grandest in all Somerset, the startling effect of the golden stone against the most lavishly decorated of the county's great tie-beam roofs is simply overwhelming...

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Porlock Weir, Somerset

Porlock Weir

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.....

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

Winsford

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

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St Andrews Church, Withypool

Withypool

R.D.Blackmore wrote part of Lorna Doone in the bar of the Royal Oak in Withypool and the famous artist Alfred Munnings had a studio in the loft..

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Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole

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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Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral

The great, stirring building of Bristol Cathedral was initially given cathedral status by Henry VIII, at this time it was a.....

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A picture of Cabot Tower, Bristol

Cabot Tower, Bristol

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

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Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Bristol's graceful Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It spans the Avon Gorge some 245ft above.....

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Doone Valley

Exmoor National Park

A castle perched high above the sea dominates the north-eastern corner of Exmoor. For hundreds of years Dunster Castle has stood.....

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Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset in the early morning.

Glastonbury Abbey

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

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Halsway Manor Children's Festival

Halsway Manor

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

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Tarr Steps, Dulverton, Somerset, dating from 1000 BC

Tarr Steps

A Prehistoric bridge dating from 1000 BC. The bridge crosses the river Barle with some of its stones weighing 5 tonnes, and said.....

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Cottage at Withypool

Wells Cathedral

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