Things to do - Somerset

In Somerset you will find a wonderful mixture of heritage, countryside and coast...Nestling in the Mendip Hills, designated an area of outstanding beauty, is Wells, Englands smallest city with a beautiful cathedral. Bristol, on the northern boundary is one of the UKs most vibrant cities with a thriving harbour side featuring Brunels SS Great Britain and Suspension Bridge. Further south, you will be delighted by the quaint villages and stately houses built with honey-coloured stone. This is a county alive with history and legend, see how the Romans took advantage of the hot springs in Roman Bath.

Walk in the footsteps of King Arthur and King Alfred, explore Exmoor, home of Lorna Doone and visit the mysterious Glastonbury Tor, rising out of the Somerset Levels (ancient wetlands) like a beacon. Long sandy beaches and coastal resorts such as Minehead, Weston Super Mare or Burnham-on-Sea contrasts with the dramatic rocky Exmoor coastline. Somerset is a cider and cheese country, why not see cheddar cheese being made in Cheddar Gorge or visit a Somerset cider producer to get a real taste of the West Country! This is an area with a vibrant arts and crafts scene where many traditional skills are kept alive such as willow basket making which has been a feature of Somerset life for hundreds of years.