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  • Dunster by Candlelight break

    Dunster by Candlelight break

    Dunster

    Stay at our hotel in Dunster for this very special weekend where Dunster steps back in time, the streets are closed to traffic, the village lit by can…more

  • CREAM WEEKENDER 2019 @ BUTLINS MINEHEAD ARENA

    CREAM WEEKENDER 2019 @ BUTLINS MINEHEAD ARENA

    Minehead

    In 2018 the Cream Weekender returned to Butlins Minehead for the second year, and the hype around it certainly showed that the event is now a solid…more

  • MATRICKS: BELIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE CHRISTMAS SHOW

    MATRICKS: BELIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE CHRISTMAS SHOW

    Bridgwater

    MATRICKS innovative style will be transformed into a Christmas Spectacular with Dazzling Illusions, Dancers and Special Effects. Master Illusionist Al…more

  • Christmas at the Palace

    Christmas at the Palace

    Wells

    Join us this Christmas to celebrate the magic of the season. The rooms of the medieval Palace building will each be adorned with decorations on a diff…more

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If you want to experience the real English countryside then few places offer a better example than Somerset. From the gentle pace of day-to-day life, to the endless broad fields and haystacks, cattle and combine harvesters, to the hundreds of tiny picturesque villages and cottage gardens, ivy clad pubs and windy country lanes, Somerset is certainly the county to get away from it all.

Thats not to say there is no excitement there. Head over to the caves at Wookey Hole which have been used by humans for over 50,000 years and are surely the most spectacular (and eerie) caves in all of the UK. Alternatively there is the awesome Cheddar Gorge, a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills and site of numerous caves with fantastic stalactites and stalagmites.

The near vertical cliff faces of the gorge and the steep grassy slopes make for an awe-inspiring landscape and it is no surprise that Cheddar Gorge was recently voted the second greatest natural wonder in all of Britain. And if the combination of Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge was not enough, Somerset also features Exmoor National Park, an incredible area of wide open moorland, coast and countryside. Exmoor is famous for its wild red deer and Exmoor ponies and is one of the UKs finest National Parks with several areas declared Sites of Special Scientific Interest because of their flora and fauna.

From Exmoor to the Brendon Hills to the Quantocks, Somerset has some of the UKs best scenery. It also has some of the most historical sites, from Cadbury Castle to Glastonbury Abbey and towns and villages from Wells to Taunton. As if that wasnt enough there are the cities of Exeter and Bath, famous world-wide. From the cathedral and roman remains in Exeter (and its wonderful bohemian nightlife) to Baths World Heritage Site and tourist mecca - its Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, the famous Royal Crescent and the incredible selection of Georgian architecture, Somerset is a country that really does seem to have been given it all.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Somerset

Fun days out in Somerset

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Somerset, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Somerset

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Somerset.

Theme Parks in Somerset

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Somerset.

Museums in Somerset

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Somerset

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

Updated: 06/12/2019 04:45:50

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