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Picturesque Villages in Somerset

Exploring the best Picturesque Villages to visit in Somerset, with Pictures and history, historical facts, articles and more.

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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Bossington, Somerset

The lovely village of Bossington lies on the edge of Exmoor and from Bossington Hill there are fantastic views overlooking Porlock Bay, Hurlstone Point and the sands of Minehead Bluff..

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Brent Knoll, Somerset

Brent Knoll occupies an ancient landscape dominated by the Iron-Age fort on the summit of an isolated little round hill which rises to around 457 feet high...

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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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Crowcombe, Somerset

In medieval times this delightful village was the scene of markets and fairs, a market was held here as long ago as the 13th-century and the stone market cross, etched forever with the marks of time, still remains at the centre of the village...

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Dunster, Somerset

Dunster Castle has dominated the village of Dunster for centuries...

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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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Luxborough, Somerset

Luxborough is a beautiful valley village set quietly within the shelter of the Brendon Hills at the Somerset edge of the Exmoor National Park. The village occupies a spacious.....

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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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