Somerset Carnivals

Somerset Carnivals The autumn illuminated carnivals of Somerset are one of the county’s best-kept secrets. Somerset carnivals commemorate Guy Fawkes’s attempt to blow up Parliament in 1605. By coincidence, the man who led the prosecution of Guy Fawkes and his associates in January 1606 was Sir Edward Phelips who built Montacute House near Yeovil, now … Read more

Activity Breaks in the West Country

If you are looking for activity breaks in the West Country, then Somerset has every kind of activity on offer. Somerset has wonderful horse riding country and there are many establishments offering horse riding holidays catering for beginners to experienced riders, such as Periton Park near Minehead, where you can enjoy fabulous riding across Exmoor … Read more

West Country Holidays

Somerset is often overlooked when people consider their west country holidays. The county is often passed through en route to Devon or Cornwall. Unfortunately, a glimpse of Somerset via the M5 or A303 does not do it justice. To appreciate Somerset you have to get off the main roads – almost immediately you will find … Read more

Somerset Tourism

Somerset tourism first took off with the advent of the railways and the birth of the seaside resort. Weston-Super-Mare and Minehead became particularly popular holiday destinations and many of the hotels and guesthouses today date back to the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The tourism appeal of Bath dates back even further to the Georgian Era. … Read more

Cycling in Somerset

Somerset is a great county for cyclists of all abilities. If you are not bringing your own bike then most tourist information centers will have contact details for local cycle hire companies. For some gentle cycling in Somerset, the flat landscape of the Levels make for a less strenuous ride. The landscape is crisscrossed with … Read more

Bed and Breakfast accommodation – B & B in Somerset

There is Bed and Breakfast accommodation available in almost every town and village throughout Somerset. Another type of Bed and Breakfast available in Somerset is a “farm stay”. This is a great way to appreciate country life at close quarters. Enjoy fresh farm produce with your traditional English breakfast! Children love getting up close to … Read more

Staying in Wells

Thinking of staying in Wells? Accommodation in Wells is varied and plentiful. There are many hotels and guesthouses in the center, and bed and breakfasts are also to be found around almost every corner. There are also many places providing self-catering accommodation within easy reach of Wells from cottages to holiday parks. While you are … Read more

Staying in Glastonbury

Thinking of staying in Glastonbury? There is an abundance of accommodation to choose from, mainly in the form of Guesthouses and B&B;’s rather than hotels. Many offer alternative therapies in addition to accommodation. Self-catering accommodation is also available in the town with more to be found in the surrounding area. There are also several camping … Read more

Accommodation in Weston Super Mare

Accommodation in Weston-Super-Mare is plentiful, with many beds and breakfast establishments and guesthouses to choose from. There is also a good selection of hotels along the seafront. In the area around Brean, there are many static caravan holiday sites, as well as other types of self-catering accommodation. Burnham-on-Sea also has a good range of accommodation … Read more

Accommodation in Minehead

There is an excellent range of accommodation in Minehead, you will find many beds and breakfast establishments, and guest houses to choose from. There is also a good selection of hotels along the seafront. Alternatively, there is a range of self-catering accommodation in Minehead and the surrounding area: from individual cottages to static caravan parks, … Read more