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Picturesque Villages in Somerset

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Blue Anchor, Somerset

Blue Anchor in Somerset is a village dominated by the bay in which it is named after, and by the Hoburn Holiday Park, a quiet well kept park for holiday makers that sits just.....

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Cheddar, Somerset

Often called 'Englands Grand Canyon' Chedder Gorge was carved out by a river that now runs underground...

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Holford, Somerset

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...

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Luccombe, Somerset

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

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Martock, Somerset

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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Oare, Somerset

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 Weir, Somerset

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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Selworthy Green, Somerset

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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Winsford, Somerset

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

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Withypool, Somerset

R.D.Blackmore wrote part of Lorna Doone in the bar of the Royal Oak in Withypool and the famous artist Alfred Munnings had a studio in the loft..

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Wookey Hole, Somerset

It is a pleasant resort village made famous by the glittering limestone cavern known as "Wookey Hole" which comprises of several dramatic chambers...

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