Somerset

Somerset’s attractions seem endless. 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, ideal for a family day out. Find your inner hippy in Glastonbury's spiritual shops and rock up to Pilton for the music festival.

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Enjoy a luxurious day out on the Royal Crescent

Enjoy a luxurious day out on the 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

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Uncover the charms of the historic city of Wells

Uncover the charms of the historic city of Wells

Wells is a great place to base yourself for a short break to explore the city along with nearby attractions, such as Cheddar Gorge and Glastonbury with its Abbey and famous Tor.

Location: Wells, 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

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Relax in Thermae Bath Spa’s open air rooftop pool

Relax in Thermae Bath Spa’s open air rooftop pool

Float in the open air rooftop pool at Britain’s only natural mineral-rich thermal spa and soak up the spectacular views over Bath.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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See cult heroes and local gems at Farmfest

See cult heroes and local gems at Farmfest

There's more than cows at Farmfest; tons more given that their spectacular lineup includes acts like Young Fathers, and a host of food and comedy to boot!

Location: Somerset

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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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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

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Get your taste buds tingling at this year’s Great Bath Feast

Get your taste buds tingling at this year’s Great Bath Feast

Great food and drink are just two of the many reasons to visit Bath this autumn, as the city goes all foodie with the Great Bath Feast in October.

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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Take afternoon tea in the Pump Room

Take 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

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Dine alfresco in Bath’s stylish shopping quarter

Dine alfresco in Bath’s stylish shopping quarter

Relax and enjoy lunch on the sunny courtyards of the fashionable Milsom Place.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Seek serenity at the Gainsborough Bath Spa

Seek serenity at the Gainsborough Bath Spa

Bathe in Bath’s natural spring waters at Britain's only natural thermal spa hotel.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Tie up your trainers and run the annual Bath Half Marathon

Tie up your trainers and run the annual Bath Half Marathon

The only half marathon to take place in a UNESCO World Heritage city, the Bath Half has the grandest start line the UK, on Great Pulteney Street.

Location: Bath, 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

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Take a break to the Bath Literature Festival

Take a break to the Bath Literature Festival

The best of the world of literature comes to the world heritage city of Bath, so come and hear the stories.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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View the Beauty of the Quantock Hills

View the Beauty of the Quantock Hills

Experience an area of wilderness and tranquility, and find peace in the quiet beauty of the Quantock Hills.

Location: Quantock Hills, Somerset

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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

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Picnics, proms and performances at Iford Manor

Picnics, proms and performances at Iford Manor

Enjoy a pre-show picnic in the exquisite Peto Garden whilst listening to opera, jazz and classical concerts at the Iford Arts Festival in Bath.

Location: Iford, Wiltshire

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Follow in the footsteps of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Follow in the footsteps of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Step into the world of the Romantic poets, following the Coleridge Way from the Quantock hills, across Exmoor, to the dramatic North Devon coast.

Location: Nether Stowey to Lynmouth, Somerset to North Devon

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Embrace your inner eco warrior and stay on a nature reserve

Embrace your inner eco warrior and stay on a nature reserve

Folly Farm, a green oasis between buzzing Bristol and beautiful Bath in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the perfect getaway for a family.

Location: Near Bath, Somerset

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