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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

Autumn Glory in Bath 2

Bath (770 Pictures)

Bath is an elegant city famous for its fascinating history, its beautiful Georgian architecture and its Roman remains...

Culbone Church (St Breuno's)

Culbone (1 Pictures)

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

Wells Cathedral in Wells, Somerset

Wells (128 Pictures)

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

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

Winsford (3 Pictures)

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

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Recommended attractions in Somerset

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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)

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Exmoor, Devon

Exmoor National Park (98 Pictures)

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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Ham Hill Country Park (13 Pictures)

Offering stunning views of the Mendip Hills, the Quantock Hills, and the Dorset Downs, Ham Hill Country Park is a well-known.....

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