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About the county of SomersetThe 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.
See our recommended Somerset towns and villages below, along with our listed Somerset attractions, and Somerset hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in Somerset
A small hamlet that is not accessible by car. St Culbone's Church is the smallest parish church in England...
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...
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.....
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...All Somerset towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in Somerset
Jane Austen, the famous novelist is perhaps the best known and best loved of Bath's many famous residents. She paid two long.....
This beautiful range of hills is a part of England where stags and deer can still be seen roaming freely. In many ways the.....
There are many associations with Chalice Well covering countless centuries; it is a timeless and sacred place, full of legend,.....All Somerset AttractionsCastles in SomersetSomerset Beauty SpotsAll England Attractions
Somerset ArticlesAll articles about Somerset
Random England fact:
In 849, King Alfred the Great was born in the market town of Wantage, Oxfordshire. He was one of only two kings to be given the epithet "The Great", the other being King Canute.
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