Somerset is one of the gems of England, famous for its rolling countryside and cider – the local drink of choice made in the area.
Here then is a gallery of the best places to see and do there:
Somerset: Discover This West Country Gem
Vicar’s Close, Wells, United Kingdom
2. Porlock Weir
Porlock Weir was once a busy port, but is now a picturesque hamlet, perfect for for yachts and fishing boats.
Frome is lovely country town on the Eastern end of the Mendip Hills.
4. Burrow Bridge
The sun goes down over the old church ruins of Burrow Mump
The Royal Crescent in Bath. One of the wonders of England.
6. Quantock Hills
An area of wilderness and tranquillity. Panoramic views lead you through coast, heath and combe. Explore and you will find rocky Jurassic coastline, exposed heathland summits, deep wooded combes, undulating farmland and attractive villages all within this protected landscape.
7. Climb rocks and explore caves of the Mendip Hills
Explore the stunning hills and valleys of the Mendip Hills on foot, bike, or horse. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is made up of steep slopes and spectacular gorges, with wooded combes acting as the habitat for a plethora of wildlife.
8. Tarr Steps
The longest and oldest bridge of its kind, the Tarr Steps in England’s Exmoor National Park is made of a closely connected series of stone slabs that date back thousands of years and are rumored to be where the devil sunbathes.
9. Brean Down
A natural pier with dramatic cliffs and Victorian fort
Your family holiday destination! When it comes to traditional family holidays, the string of resorts running all the way down the seaboard of Somerset has everything you need.
Home to the famous Glastonbury music festival, this ancient town has a long association to the New Age spiritual movement.
12. Cheddar Gorge
Explore Britain’s biggest gorge from the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors, and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing.
13. Exmoor National Park
There are few places to relax and escape the pressures of modern life. Congratulations! You have just found one of them. Explore thousands of acres of open moors, lots of things to do on Exmoor, fun-filled days out in Devon and some of the west’s best beaches.
14. Wookey Hole
Made up of spectacular, sprawling caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey, the Wookey Hole Caves are the perfect break for fun and adventure. Wander through the prehistoric valley of the Dinosaurs featuring King Kong, and relax in our magical fairy garden.
Somerset’s county town. Travellers throughout the centuries have stopped and discovered this county town which reflects the rich countryside around it and the trades of the people within.
16. Dunster Castle
An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens
17. England Coast Path
Explore some of Somerset’s superb coast with a walk along part or all of the new 58-mile route that is the latest addition to the National Coast Path. Try the first of our Secret Seawalks today.
18. West Somerset Railway
The West Somerset Railway is the longest Heritage line in the United Kingdom. The line is situated four miles outside the County town of Taunton, starting at Bishops Lydeard and finishing at Minehead.
19. Tintinhull Garden
A place of floral beauty, tranquillity and innovation – a gardeners’ garden paradise.
Explore this stunning stately home and discover its intriguing history. Enjoy a delightful walk in the beautiful Capability Brown landscaped grounds.