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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Watch cheese making at The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

Watch cheese making at The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

Observe Cheddar’s last remaining cheesemakers as they go about their work and learn the tricks of their trade.

Location: Cheddar, Somerset

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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

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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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Afternoon tea in the Pump Room

Afternoon tea in the Pump Room

Get a taste of Jane Austen’s world while sipping a traditional English afternoon tea at Regency haunt, The Pump Room.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Heritage
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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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Pop the question on a Palladian bridge

Pop the question on a Palladian bridge

The Palladian Bridge, nestled in the beautifully landscaped gardens of Prior Park, offers a memorable spot for a proposal.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Hear the best bands at Somerset’s world-famous arts and music festival

Hear the best bands at Somerset’s world-famous arts and music festival

Experience a weekend of music, arts and comedy at the south-west’s most iconic farm, where festival-goers have been flocking since the Seventies.

Location: Pilton, Somerset

Countryside
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Experience the wonderful underground world of Wookey Hole

Experience the wonderful underground world of Wookey Hole

There are legends a-plenty about Britain’s biggest caves, where you’ll find a secret river and bewitching caverns.

Location: Wells, Somerset

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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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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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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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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Go west to sample the best of festive shopping

Go west to sample the best of festive shopping

Bath is fast becoming a shopper’s paradise – so join the fun and grab yourself a bargain.

Location: Bath, Somerset

World heritage sites
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Enjoy a virtuoso time among musical greats

Enjoy a virtuoso time among musical greats

Be amazed by music from around the world, at Bath’s premier festival of sound.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Culture
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Enjoy a boutique shopping break in Bath

Enjoy a boutique shopping break in Bath

Bath has a huge number of independent and luxury shops packed into a walkable area, making it a pleasurable place to shop.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Shopping and fashion
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The Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels

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

Location: Somerset

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Porlock

Porlock

Go back in time in this sleepy Somerset idyll.

Location: Porlock, Somerset

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Listen to famous faces and discover new ones at Brisfest

Listen to famous faces and discover new ones at Brisfest

Brisfest gives you the chance to see the latest in up-and-coming musical and performing talents, and gives them their big break.

Location: Bristol

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Picnic in Bath's most elevated park

Picnic in Bath's most elevated park

Enjoy stunning views of the World Heritage City of Bath from the steep hill-top setting of Alexandra Park.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Enjoy a cosy family getaway in a luxury log cabin

Enjoy a cosy family getaway in a luxury log cabin

Explore the Somerset countryside on foot or in the saddle, before heading home to Tamarack Lodge’s toasty log cabin.

Location: Otterford, Near Chard, Somerset

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Horse-riding in Burnham-on-Sea

Horse-riding in Burnham-on-Sea

Show off your horsemanship as you trot your way along beautiful sandy beaches.

Location: Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

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