10 Things To Do In Somerset

Explore Somerset’s history and natural beauty at its best this fall. These 10 activities are sure to inspire your creativity and your taste buds. Somerset is one of New Jersey’s most scenic areas, with rolling hills dotted with farmhouses, beautiful farmland, charming villages, and small towns. Somerset County is home to several large cities, including … Read more

Top 30 Places to Visit in Somerset

This is a beautiful county filled with wonderful sites, from the beautiful city of Bath to the Cheddar Gorge. This county in England is home to some of the most picturesque countryside in all of England. It also has two cities, Bath and Wells, a gorgeous coastline, and numerous towns and villages. There are a … Read more

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

Staying in Exmoor

Staying in Exmoor could not be easier, there is a huge range of accommodations to choose from. As well as the usual self-catering accommodation, hotels, and bed & breakfasts, there are many farm stays where you enjoy local homegrown produce and get a real feel of rural Somerset. Riding enthusiasts will enjoy staying in Exmoor, … Read more

Staying in Bath

Staying in Bath is a popular choice for couples looking for a romantic weekend break. There are many top-class hotels in Bath close to the main city center attractions. Many of these provide views over The Pulteney Bridge. Guest Houses and Beds and Breakfasts can be found down nearly every side street in Bath. Some … Read more

Golf In Somerset

Somerset has a numerous selection of both picturesque and challenging golf courses to test both the novice and proficient golfer. Listed below are courses to appeal to every taste. Bath Golf Club, established in 1880, is one of England’s oldest and finest inland courses. Laid out on ‘Hampton Down’, the course occupies a prominent position … Read more

Attractions in Glastonbury

Many of the attractions in Glastonbury are associated with myths and legends, its New Age image, and, of course, the Glastonbury Festival. The Joseph of Arimathea legend relates to the idea that Glastonbury was the birthplace of Christianity in the British isles, and that the first British church was built there at Joseph’s behest to … Read more

Attractions in Wells

The City of Wells is dominated by its magnificent cathedral. Wells is the smallest city in England with a population of just 10,000. The cathedral dates back to 1180, the Chapter House, Vicar’s Hall, the Cloisters, and Vicar’s Close date back from the 13th to the 15th centuries. The cathedral hosts many classical concerts throughout … Read more

Museums in Somerset

There are a great variety of museums in Somerset. In Bath you may want to include a visit to the Roman Museum housing many of the items found during the excavations around the Roman Baths and elsewhere in the city. At the Assembly Rooms is the Museum of Costumes, one of the world’s largest displays, … Read more

Attractions in Weston Super Mare

Weston-Super-Mare became established as a seaside resort in the Victorian era with the advent of the railway. Weston-Super-Mare is dominated by Worlesbury Hill which borders the entire northern edge of the town. The town’s most famous landmark is the Grand Pier. At low tide, the sea retreats so far out that there is nothing but … Read more

Hotels and Guest Houses in Somerset

Hotels and Guest Houses in Somerset There is a wide selection of hotels and guest houses in Somerset. Whether you are looking to stay in a genteel country house hotel, five-star luxury in Bath, or a family-run guest house in one of the traditional seaside resorts, Somerset has it all. The distinction between hotels and … Read more

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bath

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bath There is no shortage of hotels and guest houses in Bath to choose from if you are planning a visit to this historical city. Bath is a popular destination for couples looking for a romantic weekend. Bath is also renowned for its splendid Georgian architecture, and it is a … Read more

Holiday Cottages in Somerset

Holiday Cottages in Somerset There are all manner of holiday cottages in Somerset to choose from. There are traditional thatched cottages made from the local ham stone to spacious converted barns with stylish open-plan interiors. Or you may prefer a Georgian townhouse in Bath or a self-catering apartment with sea views in Minehead or Weston-super-Mare. … Read more

Staying in Yeovil

Staying in Yeovil The town of Yeovil is situated in South Somerset close to the Dorset border. The town has a population of approximately 40,000 and has an excellent selection of shops, theatres, leisure, and sports facilities. The Quedam Shopping Centre, designed to replicate a village street, runs parallel to the main shopping area which … Read more

Staying in Taunton

Staying in Taunton Taunton is Somerset’s county town. The town is a vibrant shopping center serving a wide area, it also hosts an antique market every Monday and the Farmers Market on Thursdays. Taunton is also home to the Somerset County Museum, located at Taunton Castle, it charts the history of Taunton and Somerset through … Read more

Staying in Cheddar

Staying in Cheddar Cheddar, with its famous caves and gorge is very conveniently located for many of Somerset’s best attractions. Located in the Mendips, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, staying in Cheddar is a great choice for walkers, nature lovers, and anyone who appreciates wonderful scenery. It is also the ideal place for … Read more

Walking in Somerset

Walking in Somerset Somerset has plenty of beautiful unspoiled countryside for the walker to explore. Your local tourist information center will be able to recommend circular walks in the area. Many walks take in pretty villages where you can stop for refreshments and a well-earned rest. Walking in Somerset offers all manner of scenery to … Read more

Holiday Parks in Somerset

Holiday Parks in Somerset There are many good-quality holiday parks in Somerset, particularly near the seaside resorts of Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea. Most cater to families with children and provide a good range of facilities for all ages, some holiday parks are also happy to accept dogs. Many have indoor and/or outdoor swimming pools, children’s play … Read more

Attractions in Minehead

Minehead is often referred to as “The Gateway to Exmoor”. The town is the ideal base for exploring the Somerset coastline and Exmoor National Park. Minehead is the starting point of the South West Coast Path, Britain’s longest countryside walking trail. The town of Minehead is beautifully situated between a backdrop of the lush North … Read more

Glastonbury Festival

A huge tented city! Everyone is here to have a fantastic experience in their own way. As you will see from the official website for the Glastonbury Festival, the site has distinct socio-geographic regions. The more commercial aspects are around the Pyramid, Other, and Dance stages, Then, there are more relaxed areas like the Jazz … Read more

Tourist Information Centers in Somerset

There is a good network of Tourist Information Centres in Somerset. We have listed below the main centers which can provide you with more detailed information on the local area. Tourist Information Centres in Somerset: BRIDGWATER S.D.C. Bridgwater House, King Square, TA6 3AR Tel: 01278 436438 Fax: 01278 435229 Email: [email protected] BURNHAM-ON-SEA South Esplanade, Burnham-on-Sea, … Read more