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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

Stoney Street

Luccombe (2 Pictures)

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

Pooltown near Kingsbridge, Somerset

Pooltown (2 Pictures)

A small hamlet near Luxborough, Somerset. The name 'Pooltown' comes from the large number of pools found there along the Washford River...

Wells Cathedral

Wells (123 Pictures)

Wells, situated at the foot of the picturesque mendip hills, is most certainly one of England's most delightful cathedral cities...

The Ring o Bells Pub, Wookey, Somerset

Wookey (5 Pictures)

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Recommended attractions in Somerset

A picture of Bath Pump Rooms

Bath Pump Rooms (9 Pictures)

Bath is an important Spa and cultural centre, one of its most famous buildings is the elegant Pump Room of the baths built.....

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.....

Chalice Well Entrance

The Chalice Well Gardens (11 Pictures)

There are many associations with Chalice Well covering countless centuries; it is a timeless and sacred place, full of legend,.....

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The Royal Crescent in Bath
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