Places to visit in 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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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

 

Bed down in a VW campervan and explore Bath’s rolling countryside

Hire a fully refurbished and kitted out VW campervan and explore Bath and its surrounding villages and countryside.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 

Explore a wild playground in Exmoor

Cycle past ancient sights and ramble amongst towering trees on a walking or cycling holiday spent exploring two National Parks.

Location: Exmoor & Quantock Hills, Devon

 

Horse-riding in Burnham-on-Sea

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

Location: Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Visit the impressive Nunney Castle

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

Location: Nunney, Somerset

 

May events: Feel inspired at The Bath Festival

Enjoy music and literature from around the world with an incredible programme of arts and events.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 

Get the kids active at Mendip Snowsports Centre

Set in the beautiful Mendip Hills, action never stops at Mendip Snowsports Centre with kayaking, climbing, caving, archery, snowboarding, and more.

Location: Churchill, North Somerset

 

Take a free walking tour of Bath with a local

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

Location: Bath, Somerset

 

Soak up the seaspray in Exmoor

Get ready for a thrill-seeking break spent kayaking or coasteering around Exmoor's dramatic landscapes.

Location: Exmoor National Park, Devon /Somerset

 

See nature come to life on the Somerset Levels

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

Location: Somerset

 

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

 

Brean Sands

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

Location: Brean, Somerset

 

Bushcraft Course in Somerset

A lesson in living off the land.

Location: Somerset

 

Follow in the footsteps of the stars in Bath

Retrace the steps of Kiera Knightley, Reese Witherspoon, and Daniel Radcliffe to see famous film locations in the city and surrounding Bath villages.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 

Follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen

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

Location: Bath, Somerset

 

Take on the South West Coast Path National Trail

Wander the South West Coast Path and see the trail that allowed officials to catch smugglers in their coves and hideouts.

Location: Somerset

 

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

 

Rainy Day Activities: Discover Bath’s 13 marvellous museums

Discover the incredible and diverse collection of museums, galleries and exhibitions, all within a short stroll of one another, on a rainy day in Bath.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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