Days Out in Somerset

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Brean Theme Park

Brean Theme Park, Coast Road, Brean, Burnham-on-Sea, UK

Ocean Adventurers

Ocean Adventurers Soft Play, Cheddar Business Park, Cheddar, UK

Radstock Museum

Waterloo Road, Radstock, Bath and North East Somerset BA3 3EP, UK

East Lambrook Manor Gardens

South Petherton, Somerset , England, GB TA13 5HH

Brean Play

Brean Leisure Park, Richard's Way, Brean, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 2QY, UK

East Somerset Railway

Cranmore Railway Station Cranmore, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 4QP

Yeovil Railway Centre

Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction, Yeovil, UK

Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral, Cathedral Green, Wells, UK

Tropiquaria Zoo

Tropiquaria Wildlife Park, Washford Cross, Watchet, UK

Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, UK

Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, UK

Fleet Air Arm Museum

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovil, UK

Brean Splash Waterpark

Brean Splash Waterpark, Coast Road, Brean, Burnham-on-Sea, UK

Haynes International Motor Museum

Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil, UK

Information about Somerset

Somerset, set against the backdrop of South West England, beckons with its iconic landmarks, rolling landscapes, and market town warmth.This captivating region, characterised by rolling hills, historic landmarks, and welcoming market towns, invites exploration and promises a delightful blend of heritage and rural tranquillity.

Somerset’s landscape is graced by the iconic Glastonbury Tor, a historic hill crowned by the ruins of St. Michael’s Church, offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The county’s rich history is further showcased at Wells Cathedral, a magnificent Gothic masterpiece, and the mediaeval Bishop’s Palace in Wells, where visitors can stroll through beautiful gardens and moats.

Charming market towns such as Taunton, Shepton Mallet, and Bridgwater add to Somerset’s allure with their historic architecture, bustling markets, and welcoming community spirit. The historic town of Glastonbury, known for its spiritual significance and the annual Glastonbury Festival, draws visitors seeking a unique blend of culture and mysticism.

Somerset’s rural landscapes, including the Somerset Levels and the Quantock Hills, provide a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The Exmoor National Park, with its dramatic coastline and diverse ecosystems, offers opportunities for hiking, wildlife spotting, and embracing the serenity of nature.

The county’s commitment to preserving its heritage is evident in the traditional thatched cottages of Dunster, the mediaeval Dunster Castle, and the preserved West Somerset Railway, providing a nostalgic journey through the countryside.

Somerset’s cultural calendar is vibrant, featuring events like the Bath & West Show, showcasing agricultural excellence, and the Bridgwater Carnival, a spectacular procession of illuminated floats. The county’s rich musical heritage is celebrated through folk festivals and live performances in venues like the Cheese and Grain in Frome.

The culinary scene in Somerset reflects its agricultural bounty, with farm-to-table dining experiences, traditional cider houses, and farmers’ markets showcasing local produce. The county’s seaside towns, such as Minehead and Weston-super-Mare, offer a taste of coastal living and seafood delights.

Whether exploring historic landmarks, wandering through bustling markets, immersing in the natural beauty of the countryside, or savouring local flavours, Somerset ensures there are plenty of things to do for every kind of explorer. This county, with its harmonious blend of history, natural beauty, and cultural richness, invites residents and visitors alike to discover the enduring charm of Somerset in the heart of South West England.

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