Somerset

Majestic gorges, rolling hills and endless wetlands. This southwest county has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty again and again. Walkers love following hedgerow trails to country pubs in the rolling Blackdown Hills. In the Quantock Hills you can freewheel into 'coombe' valleys on your mountain bike. Back in civilisation there are Saxon market towns nestled on riverbanks and Bristol Channel beaches packed with Victorian seaside charm. Find your inner hippy in Glastonbury's spiritual shops and rock up to Pilton for the music festival.

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Stop by the White Hart country pub for a spot of lunch

Stop by the White Hart country pub for a spot of lunch

Get a taste of good homemade food and immerse yourself in local life at the historic White Hart pub.

Location: Frome, Somerset

Food and Drink
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Brean Sands

Brean Sands

A beautiful sandy beach, home to stonechats and jackdaws, with an 1860s fort too.

Location: Brean, Somerset

Beaches
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Take a cruise on the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer

Take a cruise on the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer

Savour the seaside at its most elegant and relaxing, but be warned – you might bump into Clevedon Pier’s resident ghost while waiting for the steamer.

Location: Clevedon, Somerset

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Enjoy a luxurious day out in Royal Crescent

Enjoy a luxurious day out in Royal Crescent

What better way to experience a slice of English tradition than with afternoon tea in the beautiful city of Bath?

Location: Bath, Somerset

Food and Drink
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Take your pick from 17 museums along Bath’s Museum Mile

Take your pick from 17 museums along Bath’s Museum Mile

Dive into Bath’s incredible and diverse collection of museums and exhibitions, all set within a short stroll of each other.

Location: Bath, Somerset

World heritage sites
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Blow your own glass bubble

Blow your own glass bubble

Learn about the distinctive aquamarine-coloured glass and make your own glass bubble at Bath Aqua Glass.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Courses, Learning and Self-Improvement
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Beckford's Tower

Beckford's Tower

Climb the 154-step spiral staircase within the walls of this gild-topped tower.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Architectural wonders
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Bristol Harbourside

Bristol Harbourside

Bristol's Harbourside is alive with pure West Country energy.

Location: Bristol, Somerset

Eating out
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Glastonbury

Glastonbury

This rather pretty west country town is steeped in myth and legend.

Location: Glastonbury, Somerset

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Follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen

Follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen

Explore the city that inspired one of England’s most famous novel writers.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Tours and trails
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Listen to the world’s top authors at The Bath Literature Festival

Listen to the world’s top authors at The Bath Literature Festival

Historical architecture, famous writers, highbrow debate and piles of books… What more could you ask for from a literature event?

Location: Bath, Somerset

Literature, film and TV
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Enjoy a literary tea-time away from Bath’s bustling streets

Enjoy a literary tea-time away from Bath’s bustling streets

Escape the city with Mr Darcy and a fine English cuppa.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Afternoon tea
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You've heard the band, now visit the town

You've heard the band, now visit the town

Follow the trail to find 28 striking art works in and around Portishead’s Quays Marina, on the Severn Estuary, just south of Bristol.

Location: Portishead, Somerset

Coast
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Babington House in Somerset

Babington House in Somerset

If you like your romantic countryside hideaway to come with a cutting edge private members’ feel, Nick Jones’ Babington House has to be on your list.

Location: Frome, Somerset

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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The Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels

See the Red Arrows equivalent for starlings in stunning Somerse countryside.

Location: Somerset

Low cost
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Scenic cycling around Bath

Scenic cycling around Bath

Grab your bike and get ready to pedal through the longest cycle tunnel in Europe.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Unique Experiences
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Follow in the footsteps of film stars from 'The Duchess'

Follow in the footsteps of film stars from 'The Duchess'

Explore the different parts of Bath that were used as filming locations for the award winning 2008 movie, ‘The Duchess’, featuring Keira Knightley.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Literature, film and TV
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Take a free walking tour of Bath with a local

Take a free walking tour of Bath with a local

The Mayor of Bath’s Honorary Guides show you the city of Bath with free daily walking tours.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Tours and trails
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Visit the impressive Nunney Castle

Visit the impressive Nunney Castle

Step back in time and experience life as it was at this moated, 14th-century castle.

Location: Nunney, Somerset

Picturesque places

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