Our handbook is full of great ideas on things to see and places to go

What is Somerset famous for?

For such a serene and modest county, Somerset has a surprising number of claims to fame! A cheese which is a favourite across the world, showcaves of international scientific interest, England's smallest city and more celebrities than you can shake a stick at - its accolades are wide and varied!

Picturesque Somerset, all year round

Somerset is home to some fantastic points of interest to visit on a day out.  No matter what the weather, come rain or come shine, Somerset has many fascinating all-weather places to head to. 

Top Christmas markets in Somerset

As the festive season approaches, Christmas markets make a comeback to several towns around the county. In addition to normal seasonal treats offered at these popular markets, there are lots of special trinkets, local produce and gifts available to give you some inspiration for a range of Christmas presents and your all-important festive dinner.

The Somerset beach guide

Somerset boasts a diverse coastline which encompasses dramatic cliffs on the moors, traditional seaside resorts, picturesque harbours and quieter bays. From Clevedon in the North to Porlock Weir in the West, there’s a whole wealth of fantastic beaches to discover. If you’re looking for a holiday beside the Somerset coast, then read our handy guide to help you decide where will suit your needs best.

Dog-friendly beaches in Somerset

So you've found your perfect dog-friendly holiday in Somerset. But most likely your beloved pet will need somewhere to let loose, run, jump, sniff and swim. With that in mind, here's our list of the best dog-friendly beaches in Somerset

Interactive map of Somerset

The north of Somerset is where you’ll find the most populated towns and cities along with the majority of beaches that are in the county. Bristol is the largest city in the county and is home to a host of historical buildings and fun days out with great access to the city via the M5. Clifton is part of the city and is home to Bristol Zoo.

Romantic things to do in Somerset

When on a Somerset holiday it is nice to escape the hassle of everyday life, and Somerset has a wide range of attractions and natural wonders that allow for this to happen. We've brought together our top 5 romantic things to do in Somerset so loved-up couples can have the best romantic holiday possible.

These are the best beaches in Somerset

Somerset is commonly known for luscious rolling pastureland and stunning natural landmarks such as Cheddar Gorge yet it has a stretch of beautiful beaches that are sometimes overlooked next to its Devon and Cornish neighbours.  Beaches in Somerset offer picturesque golden sands and miles of captivating scenery, perfect for the whole family to enjoy and explore.

Six things to do in Burnham-on-Sea

Nestled along Somerset’s coastline, the popular holiday spot of Burnham-On-Sea offers the perfect traditional seaside getaway. Visitors return year after year for a dose of fun and excitement on a South West staycation and enjoy a plentiful selection of things to do in and around the town. With affordable accommodation and glorious sandy shores, Burnham-On-Sea is one of Somerset’s most popular destinations.

Somerset food and drink guide

Whether you’re one to dine out each evening or cook your own using ingredients bought locally from your destination, we can assure you that Somerset won’t disappoint your taste buds. Boasting a handful of Michelin starred restaurants, over 20 breweries and some of the finest cheese in the world, there’s plenty of Somerset food and drink to experience while staying in the county.

What's special about Burnham-on-Sea?

If you're looking to visit a classic seaside resort with your family this year, Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset is the perfect location for you. The magnificent stretch of sandy beach offers something for everyone, rivalling that of nearby beach powerhouse Weston-super-Mare. But what is there to enjoy in the historic town? What activities are there to keep everyone entertained?

Somerset's best Mother's Day events

Forget the traditional gifts of flowers and pamper products this year, why not treat your mum to something special and memorable this Mother’s Day.  There are plenty of things to do in Somerset that give you a different Mother’s Day experience and offers the family an idyllic opportunity to spend some quality time together.
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