Somerset, in the southwest of England, is known for its unique geological features as well as beautiful places to visit. Steeped in history, the county’s stunning architecture dates to the middle ages. If you love a beach holiday you can enjoy its picturesque coastline and Exmoor Park is a treat for walkers. Here are a few things to do while visiting this summer.
Explore Britain’s biggest gorge in Cheddar and see the magnificent stalagmite caves and climb the 274-step lookout tower. Don’t forget to sample some cheese while you are there. Not far from Cheddar’s limestone gorge, Wookey Hole has beautiful subterranean caves and unique rock formations open to the public.
This National Trust property has a castle, fully restored eighteenth-century watermill, splendid Victorian gardens as well as a tearoom providing refreshments during your visit. There are other historical sites to enjoy in the area such as the Elizabethan Montacute House. For other attractions visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/days-out/regionsouthwest/somerset.
The city of Bath
Bath is a world heritage city famous for its attractions. Admire the stunning Georgian architecture of Queen Square, the Circus and the renowned Crescent. Explore the ruins and roman baths at Britain’s only hot spring. Take advantage of the numerous attractions such as the Fashion Museum, the Jane Austen Centre and the Royal Art Gallery, as well as the many local restaurants, during your visit.
Visitors to Glastonbury Abbey can enjoy a living history tour of this internationally renowned medieval site and the onsite museum showcases the history of the building. View the breathtaking scenery of the Somerset levels from the Glastonbury Tor.
Taunton is the county town of Somerset and is famous for fresh produce, including cheese and cider and attractive amenities. Visit the Somerset Museum and watch the cricket at Somerset Cricket Club (http://www.countygroundtaunton.co.uk/), a Taunton Venue Hire. Take the heritage steam railway near Taunton to the stunning beach at Minehead.
The newly renovated Grand Pier is an indoor theme park for the young and old. Relax on the beach or visit one of the venues in the pavilion.
Visit the gothic cathedral built in this striking medieval city. Take part in a tour or stay for one of the services. Discover the thirteenth century Bishop’s palace and enjoy the 14 acres of gardens. Explore the unique medieval shopping area.