Somerset holiday inspiration

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Sandy beaches, perfect for a bucket-and-spade holiday; cosmopolitan cities chock-a-block with culture and artistic elegance; lush rural countryside that stretches as far as the eye can see... a Somerset holiday really has it all.

With a wonderfully diverse mix of locations and accommodation, the county is an ideal place to plan a trip away to enjoy the delights of the West Country. With some of the best transport links available to the rest of the UK, it is easy to see why it proves a popular destination for those wanting to enjoy a taste of the South West without having to travel to the ends of the earth.

From the finest first-rate hotels and luxurious holiday cottages, to the cosy bed and breakfasts where it feels as though your hosts are your best friends, our selection of Somerset accommodation has everything you need to enjoy your holiday.

Things to do in Somerset

Top locations

There are so many wonderful locations to visit in Somerset. The countryside is some of the South West’s most picturesque, with the far-reaching Somerset Levels, Glastonbury Tor and Exmoor: some of the UK’s most naturally beautiful sights. Traditional destinations such as Frome, Taunton and Yeovil offer up a taste of both country and town life, while north of the county is home to the inimitable caves of Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole.

If you prefer a livelier scene, the bustling cities of Bath, Bristol and Wells are all excellent for shopping, and home to some of the county’s best restaurants, bars and pubs.

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Holiday activities

There are many fantastic attractions and landmarks to visit when on your holidays in Somerset. If you’re visiting to take in the region’s fascinating history, visit Dunster Castle, Glastonbury Tor and Glastonbury Abbey. For natural beauty, enjoy walks among the Mendip or Quantock Hills or along the South West Coast Path, which starts in Minehead.

The aforementioned Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves are jaw-dropping and well worth a visit, whether with friends, family or in a couple. For more family-friendly attractions, enjoy a ride along the West Somerset Railway.

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Eating out

Whether you’re looking for Michelin-starred restaurants, eateries with AA Rosettes, traditional pub grub or a cafe with a delightful selection of titbits, there’s somewhere in Somerset that’s sure to tingle your taste buds. Antonio's in Portishead, The Firehouse in Curry Rivel and The Willow Tree in Taunton are all excellent eateries, while Michelin-starred restaurants the Pony & Trap in Chew Magna, and Paco Tapas, Casamia and Wilks, all in Bristol, are ideal for those who like to enjoy a spot of fine dining.

Be sure to enjoy some local cider and Cheddar cheese when in the area, along with a traditional cream tea - jam first in Somerset!

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