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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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Culbone Church (St Breuno's)

Culbone

A small hamlet that is not accessible by car. St Culbone's Church is the smallest parish church in England...

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Glastonbury church and cross

Glastonbury

This little town now enjoys world renown for its annual music festival which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe. None-the-less, this still remains very much a.....

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Luccombe

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

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A picture of Martock

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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One of the many eateries along the main street.

Minehead

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.....

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Hamlet

Nimmer

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Oare Bridge, Exmoor.

Oare

Thus, it was unsurprising to learn that this was the setting for R.D.Blackmore's famous novel, Lorna Doone...

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Porlock Museum.

Porlock

Once, long before the 11th-century when the sea receded the village of Porlock was a Port....

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Selworthy

Selworthy Green

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...

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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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Riders at Ashton Court

Ashton Court Estate, Bristol

The great estate of Ashton Court bristles with history. The heart of the estate is a magnificent mansion with a long elegant.....

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The At-Bristol planetarium. Bristol

At-Bristol

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Beckfords Tower, Bath, Somerset

Beckford's Tower & Museum

Designed by Henry Edmund Goodridge in 1825 for William Beckford, one of the nation's most accomplished and interesting characters.....

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Reflection of the Gatehouse in the moat. The Bishops Palace, Wells.

Bishop's Palace, Wells

The Bishop's Palace in the enchanting tiny cathedral city of Wells where there is a predominance of beautiful buildings, is.....

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Bristol Cathedral - on Spring Day 16/3/10

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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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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Chalice Well Entrance

The Chalice Well Gardens

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

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