Things to See and Do in Somerset

Things to See & Do

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List Of Things to See & Do in Somerset

Somerset is famously known for its beautiful countryside such as the Quantocks and Mendip hills as well as numerous sites and attractions, Bath, Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury Tor and Festival to name but a few.

  • Locations of Interest

    Bristol & Bath
    Weston-Super-Mare & Cheddar
    Wells, Frome, Glastonbury & Street
    Bridgwater & Burnham-on-Sea
    Yeovil && Taunton
    Exmoor National Park, Brendon Hills & Quantock Hills
    Devon, Cornwall & Dorset

    Visit Somerset: visitsomerset.co.uk Visit South West: visitsouthwest.co.uk

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  • City of Wells & Surrounding Areas

    Visit the City of Wells in Somerset with its historic centre, the magnificent cathedral, and the unique moated Bishop's Palace.

    Close by, explore the beauty of the Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Kilver Court Gardens and Glastonbury Abbey & Tor. In Street you have the Clarks village designer outlet shopping complex for the shopaholic in you.

    Travel a little further afield to discover the Somerset Coast with the new pier at Weston-Super-Mare, Fleet Air Arm Museum at Ilchester and many National Trust & English Heritage properties

    Wells Cathedral wellscathedral.org.uk Bishop's Palace bishopspalace.org.uk Cheddar Gorge cheddargorge.co.uk Wookey Hole wookey.co.uk Kilver Court kilvercourt.com Glastonbury Abbey glastonburyabbey.com Glastonbury Tor nationaltrust.org.uk/glastonbury-tor Clark's Village clarksvillage.co.uk Weston-Super-Mare weston-super-mare.com South West Aviation Museum fleetairarm.com The Frome Independant Market thefromeindependent.org.uk

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  • Exmoor National Park

    Situated in the south west of Britain, Exmoor National Park contains an amazing variety of landscapes within its 267 square miles (692 square kilometers). A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years. Where high cliffs plunge into the Bristol Channel, and cosy pubs and tearooms offer delicious local produce.

    Website exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

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  • Dartmoor Ponies

    The pony is as much associated with Dartmoor as the tors, bogs and swirling mist. The sight of new born foals in late spring out on the moor is a sight that many tourists (and locals) love to see.

    Ponies have lived on Dartmoor for a very long time. An archaeological dig uncovered hoof prints as early as the Bronze Age. The Dartmoor Pony is now a rare breed but can still be seen wandering across the moor and meandering along the lanes.

    There was a fear that the pony might disappear from the moor altogether. However, Dartmoor National Park Authority has worked hard with all interested parties to try to ensure that there is a sustainable future for all ponies on Dartmoor. The Authority has been successful in setting up not only support for all breeds on the commons, but worked in partnership in ensuring that the future of the native breed - the Dartmoor Pony has a sustainable future in its native habitat.

    Website dartmoor.co.uk/dartmoor-ponies

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  • Sheppy Cider Farm

    Sheppys Cider Farm and Museum offers the chance to learn about the ancient combination of farming with cider making, from the Sheppy family, who have been craftsmen cider makers for over 200 years! 370 acre farm to explore, with farm animals to meet, and interesting museum full of fascinating facts about farming and cider making, plus Farm Shop and Tearooms selling local produce!

    Website sheppyscider.com

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  • Other Locations

    Roman Baths Website: romanbaths.co.uk Jane Austin Centre Website: janeausten.co.uk Bath Movie Locations Bath Movie Map: Download (PDF) Bristol Zoo Website: bristolzoo.org.uk At Bristol Website: at-bristol.org.uk

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  • Museums

    Taunton - The Museum of Somerset Website: museumofsomerset.org.uk Bridgwater - Bridgwater Museum Website: bridgwatermuseum.org.uk Street - The Shoe Museum Website: facebook.com/The-Shoe-Museum Glastonbury - Rural Life Museum Website: swheritage.org.uk

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  • Bath Spa

    In the heart of the city, Thermae Bath Spa is a remarkable combination of ‘old and new’ where historic spa buildings blend with the contemporary design of the New Royal Bath.

    By day and by night, you can now bathe in Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters including the indoor Minerva Bath and the open-air rooftop pool with spectacular views over the city of Bath. Additionally, you can refresh your senses in the aroma steam rooms and choose from over 40 spa treatments and packages.

    Website: thermaebathspa.com

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  • The Royal Bath & West Showground

    Founded in 1777 The Bath & West of England Society are a Somerset based registered charity that aims to encourage agriculture, the arts and commerce. The Society owns the Bath & West Showground, a 240 acre site near Shepton Mallet, which is home to a series of world class shows and events in Somerset throughout the year.

    The biggest event in the calendar is The Royal Bath and West Show. It's probably the biggest agricultural show in the country and a great day out in Somerset for families, friends & rural enthusiasts!

    Website: bathandwest.com

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  • Somerset Lavender

    This family-run working lavender farm offers its visitors spectacular views across its lavender fields in a quiet and relaxing environment.

    Visitors are invited to stroll around the garden and take in the soothing scent of lavender or to sit and admire the scenery from the rose arbour.

    If you are interested in growing some lavender bushes of your own there is a selection of varieties on display in the lavender garden, indicating some of the differences in size and colour that are on offer when you consider your options. Plants are available for purchase and practical advice is on hand to help you with the care and maintenance of your lavender plant.

    For those interested in the farming element, tours of the distillery are run during the harvest where you can view the machinery and learn about how we plant, harvest and distil the lavender for the essential oil. Keep an eye on our website for updates on the times and dates of the harvest tours.

    Our collection of willow run will entertain younger visitors and there is also a farm shop stocking lavender products and gifts as well as a small café serving tea, cake and light lunches.

    Website: somersetlavender.com

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  • Woolacombe Beach

    Woolacombe beach is regularly recognised as one of the top ten beaches in the world. With 3 miles of sand stretching across to Putsborough beach it is big enough for both families and watersport enthusiasts to enjoy!

    The adjoining village of Mortehoe is a pretty stone built village which has many ancient buildings including a 13th Century church and was even mentioned in the Doomsday book.

    Website: northdevon.com

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