Yes, you can expect the finest Cheddar and cider from your visit to Somerset, but you’ll soon find there’s plenty of other delights to experience in the UK’s seventh biggest county (along with some rather unique places to stay!)
It almost goes without saying that Somerset is well-known for its festivals – Glastonbury being the biggest draw. Steeped in myth, the region is associated with Arthurian legend, and you’ll see why as you view the Tor through magical mists.
Head to the north for some spectacular sandy beaches, as you wander among the Berrow dunes and watch the wildlife. You’ll find Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea are perfect for traditional seaside breaks, complete with candy floss and donkey rides.
The Somerset Levels and Moors offer some extraordinary views, while the famous Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge are home to unsurpassed culture and entertainment.
Somerset is one of the most wildlife-steeped locations in Britain, with more than 100 reserves. The Blackdown and Mendip Hills are perfect for immersing yourselves in nature, along with Exmoor National Park – a Dark Skies Reserve – and the rolling Quantock Hills.
Meanwhile, the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath is the ultimate in authentic spa breaks. While you’re there, why not explore the fine old towns of Frome and Shepton Mallet, created from the prosperity of sheep’s wool!
The longest heritage railway in England, the West Somerset Railway will take you from Taunton all the way to Minehead – Somerset’s largest resort and the famous home of Butlin’s Holiday Camp. Just don’t forget to look around the Museum of Somerset at Taunton before you leave.
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