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UK Holiday Guide - Guide to Somerset in England

Holiday Guide to Accommodation and Attractions in Somerset

Somerset is a county in South West England. The county town is Taunton. Somerset borders the counties of Gloucestershire to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east, and Devon to the south-west. It is partly bounded to the north and west by the coast of the Bristol Channel and the estuary of the River Severn.

Somerset is a rural county of rolling hills such as the Mendip Hills, Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park, and large flat expanses of land including the Somerset Levels. The county has two cities, Bath and Wells, and only a small number of towns

Bath became a World Heritage Site in 1987, and has a variety of theatres, museums, and other cultural and sporting venues, which have helped to make it a major centre for tourism, with over one million staying visitors and 3.8 million day visitors to the city each year. Wells is a pleasant market city situated at the foot of the Mendip Hills. It has all the modern conveniences plus charm, interesting shops, hotels and restaurants.

Some of the main attractions of Somerset include

Bath Abbey
Bishop's Palace, Wells
Burrow Hill Cider Farm
Cheddar Gorge and Caves
Clevedon Court
Clevedon Pier
Coleridge Cottage
Dunster Castle
East Somerset Railway
Shrewsbury Castle
Ebbor Gorge
Exmoor
Bath, Somerset
Glastonbury Abbey
Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier
Halswell House
Haynes International Motor Museum
Herschel Museum of Astronomy
Jane Austen Centre
Lytes Cary Manor
Mendip Hills
Montacute House
Museum of East Asian Art
Prior Park Landscape Garden
Roman Baths at Bath
Somerset County Museum
Somerset Rural Life Museum at Glastonbury
Tyntesfield
Wells Cathedral
West Somerset Railway
Willows and Wetlands visitor centre

Other useful links in Somerset

Visit Somerset
Visit Bath
Somerset County Council
Bath Tourism
Weston-super-Mare

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