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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 Parish Church at Martock, Somerset

Martock (14 Pictures)

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...

Views  Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet (27 Pictures)

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Wells Cathedral, Somerset

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

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.....

A picture of Roman Baths

Roman Baths (121 Pictures)

Bath has some of the best preserved Roman remains in Britain, with the most spectacular of these being the Roman Baths - A Roman.....

Tarr Steps, Dulverton, Somerset, dating from 1000 BC

Tarr Steps (1 Pictures)

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

Taunton Castle, Taunton, Somerset

Taunton Castle (1 Pictures)

The turbulent past of historic Taunton Castle, is masked by its transformation into a luxurious comfortable hotel with an award.....

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The Royal Crescent in Bath
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