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Exploring the most picturesque & historic places to visit in Somerset, England.

About the county of Somerset

A county in England

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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Recommended Towns & Villages to visit in Somerset

Burnham -on-Sea

Burnham-on-Sea (32 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Somerset

This invigorating Somerset coastal resort offers visitors a variety of experiences. It has a rich expanse of sand covering almost seven miles of coast, making it an idyllic resort for families with children...

Oare Bridge, Exmoor.

Oare (4 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

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

Market Cross

Shepton Mallet (27 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Somerset

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Recommended Attractions to visit in Somerset

Montacute House

Montacute House (68 Pictures)

This is one of the most glittering of all the great Elizabethan mansions in England. It is built of glowing honey-coloured Ham.....

Quantock Hills

Quantock Hills (216 Pictures)

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

Snowdrops at Otterhead. The Blackdown hills in the county of Somerset, England

The Blackdown Hills (21 Pictures)

Fascinating scenic area where you can enjoy an extraordinary variety of scenery ranging from tiny coppices to vast woodlands, all.....

Wells Cathedral in Wells, Somerset

Wells Cathedral (93 Pictures)

Wells Cathedral is the most perfect example of an ecclesiastical city from the days when the order of life was God, King and.....

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The Royal Crescent in Bath
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