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Holidays in Somerset

Think of Somerset and you find variety of countryside that includes Exmoor National Park, the Mendip Hills, the Quantock Hills, the Blackdown Hills and the Somerset Levels and Moors. 
 
Look to the coast and you find some of the highest sea cliffs in England offering dramatic views over the Bristol Channel at their peak between Porlock, and Lynton and Lynmouth.
 
Explore Somerset further and history is not far away with places such as Wells in the east, historic Dunster Castle, Farleigh Hungerford Castle and towns such as Frome and Crewkerne. 
 
Taunton is the county town with elements dating back to Saxon Times. The heritage trail guides you round this pleasant town and for entertainment the Brewhouse Theatre is worth a visit. 
 
Somerset is also famous for its carnivals. From September carnival clubs build their floats across the county and choose a theme. Many decorate their floats with thousands of light bulbs making for an impressive spectacle and the largest illuminated procession in the world.  
 
Visit in the summer and head to the otherwise quiet village of Pilton, and find it transformed when the Glastonbury Festival comes to Somerset!
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Places in Somerset to visit

Roman Baths

The Roman Baths are one of the best preserved and finest historic sites in Northern Europe.

West Somerset Railway

A traditional branch line of the old Great Western Railway. Great scenery through the Somerset countryside finishing on the coast at Minehead.

Cheddar Gorge

Britain's biggest gorge is an area of outstanding natural beauty and reveals many stories of our prehistoric ancestors. It is an international centre for caving and rock climbing.

Wookey Hole Caves

Britain's most spectacular caves and legendary home to the infamous witch of Wookey. The caves are an exposive mix of mystery, history and fun.

Dunster Castle

Dramatically sited on a wooded hill overlooking the town, this is an ancient castle and country home that offers dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens

Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary Manor is close to Castle Cary. It is an intimate medieval manor that has an arts and crafts style garden.

The Bishop's Palace

The Bishop's Palace is adjacent to Wells Cathedral. It has been home to the Bishops of the Diocese of Wells and Bath for over 800 years.

Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovil

The Fleet Air Arm Museum represents the Royal Navy in the air. It is Europe's largest Naval Aviation museum with four exhibition halls and over 90 aircraft on display.

Haynes International Motor Museum

The largest exhibition in the UK with over 400 of the greatest cars and bikes from around the world including classics from the 1950's and 60's.

Clevedon Court

Home to the lords to the manor of Clevedon for centuries, this is an outstanding 14th century manor house with its 18th century terraced garden.