Somerset Tourist Information & Visitor Guide

recommended places to visit and explore in Somerset


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beautiful spa town with elegant Georgian terraces, ancient Roman baths and historic abbey, aswell as wide choice of restaurants and speciality shops

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  • market town
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  • music

Famed for the Summer Music Festival, but also a typical English country market town, with the majestic ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, believed to be the burial site of the King Arthur

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individual boutiques to historic architecture, modern dining to unspoilt views across the Blackdown Hills and the Quantock Hills (both Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

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  • popular destination
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  • seaside resort
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  • beaches
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  • coastline
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this popular North Somerset resort offers a wealth of family activities and is well placed for visiting other local attractions, including the West Somerset Steam Railway and Puxton Park with exotic and domestic animals

  • historic city
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  • picturesque
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with its majestic cathedral and twisting period streets, Wells offers small city charm where many films and TV shows have been filmed. Not far from Bath and Wookey Hole Caves, it is surrounded by stunning countryside

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large village in the Mendip Hills, known for its impressive limestone gorge and local cheeses