Somerset is located in the South West of England, bordering both Gloucestershire and Dorset.
If it is a holiday in the countryside or a break by the seaside you’re after, then Somerset will not disappoint. Somerset has many cities, villages and market towns to explore, coupled with spectacular beach caves and moors.
There is a wide range of accommodation options to choose from when looking for somewhere to stay in Somerset. With hotels to suit all budgets or countryside bed & breakfasts giving you the option of escaping the normal hustle and bustle of everyday city life, plan your Somerset trip today.
The Roman Baths in Somerset are a must see for any visitor to the area; you’ll be amazed at how well these ancient baths have been preserved over time. With a very informative audio tour, you cannot fail to be enthralled by the history of these baths, especially when you see them set in the original Roman architecture.
Spend a couple of hours in the relaxing atmosphere of Wells Cathedral, constructed in an English Gothic architectural style with a stunning façade and 50 metre high towers. Beautifully cared for and used by many you will be impressed by one of England’s great cathedrals.
If you enjoy museums the Museum of Somerset is well worth a visit. Learn the county’s story from prehistoric times to the present day.The imaginative displays grab the attention of children and adults, containing the largest collection of Roman coins ever discovered in Britain. The museum contains a chilling account of the famous Bloody Assizes, the gruesome trials that followed the Monmouth Rebellion. All in all, a must see visitor attraction.
Bring the family to Cheddar Caves and the gorge, perfect for anyone seeking an adventure and fun. The scenic walk up the gorge is fantastic, believed to be Britain’s biggest gorge with dramatic cliff faces rising up to 450ft. The caves themselves have audio guided tours to provide some understanding into these ice age cave formations.
Somerset has a wide selection of beaches to choose from, including Kilve and Berrow, both perfect for children to enjoy with miles of golden sand to play in. Weston Super Mare Beach, complete with its own pier, provides a great family experience. Plenty of rides for the kids and a train journey to the pier end for those who would prefer not to walk it.
The Somerset area is also famous for its apple orchards and cider farms with over 150 varieties of apple coming from the area. Be sure to pencil in a trip to one of the local orchards or cider farms, where you’ll get to enjoy the wonderful apple flavours and experience of this area.
Glastonbury in Somerset is not only popular for its annual music festival (although this is pretty spectacular) but also Glastonbury Tor. The town itself is a nice place to relax over a cup of tea or coffee, whilst the views from the top of the Tor are amazing, stretching out across the whole county.