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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. View the pictures of Somerset..

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St Andrew's Parish Church

Burnham-on-Sea

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Ilminster

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Langport in Somerset. All Saints church on the hill overlooking the town

Langport

This old town cradled at the heart of the Somerset Levels, sits bounded by the soft rolling Somerset countryside...

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Pooltown near Kingsbridge, Somerset

Pooltown

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

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Porlock Weir

Porlock Weir

The fickle seas of the Middle Ages caused neighbouring Porlock's harbour to dry up giving Porlock Weir the opportunity to open up as a small port. These day's Porlock Weir is.....

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City of Wells

Wells

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

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St Andrews Church, Withypool

Withypool

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The Ring o Bells Pub, Wookey, Somerset

Wookey

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The At-Bristol planetarium. Bristol

At-Bristol

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Bristol - Cabot Tower

Cabot Tower, Bristol

One of two towers dominating the Bristol skyline, and not far from Brunel's Suspension Bridge, Cabot tower stands 100ft high.....

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Dunster Castle, Somerset

Dunster Castle & Garden

The high walls of Dunster Castle look down over the quaint village of Dunster from its imperious setting atop of a classically.....

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A picture of Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen, the famous novelist is perhaps the best known and best loved of Bath's many famous residents. She paid two long.....

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Quantock hills, Somerset

Quantock Hills

This beautiful range of hills is a part of England where stags and deer can still be seen roaming freely. In many ways the.....

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Taunton Castle, Taunton, Somerset

Taunton Castle

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

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Chalice Well, Glastonbury

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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