Somerset is known as the ‘land of the summer people’ and the birthplace of King Arthur. It is a beautiful county with quintessential English villages and countryside. Thatched cottages adorn the landscape of Exmoor and the coast has idyllic scenery.
Famous for the Cheddar Gorge a canyon formed many years ago and the discovery of the ‘Cheddar man’ the oldest complete human skeleton found in Britain, his ancestors still live in Cheddar!
It is also the home of real Cheddar cheese if you go into the caves you can see the cheeses ageing. If you love cider you are in for a treat, this is England’s cider country.
Somerset has everything for a great British holiday so why not explore Glastonbury, Wells, Cheddar or take in the fresh air in Exmoor National Park. Or discover a seaside resort and find the magic of this mystical English county.
Photo: The village of Cheddar in winter.
This county has many great places to stay. If you are in a town why not try a local Inn many are stepped in history and have a traditional pub and sometimes pub food or a restaurant or of course a local B&B. If you want a home away from home try staying in a holiday cottage.
Staying in a holiday cottage is a wonderful option. Many of them are just beautiful and furnished to a fine standard, you can find something for everyone’s taste. Holiday cottages give you a feeling of still being a home even while you are on holiday, they are great if you like self catering, or just leave the cottage and head into the local pub or restaurant.
If you are travelling with your dog you can find a holiday cottage for your four legged friend as well.
Somerset is in the South West region of England and surrounded by Devon, Dorset and Gloucestershire.
Photo: Bishops Palace, City of Wells in winter.
Featured Town And Villages:
City of Bath: Sophistication and the finest Georgian architecture in England.
City of Wells: England’s smallest city with a glorious cathedral and oldest existing street in Europe.
Cheddar: Famous for the Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar cheese and magnificent caves.
Glastonbury: The home of the Glastonbury festival and the legendary Glastonbury Tor.
Dunster: In the hills of Exmoor National Park. This Mediaeval village makes a great base for exploring.
Montacute: Visit Montacute House a stunning Elizabethan mansion and beautiful stone village.
Porlock: Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. A beautiful Vale with picturesque villages.
Porlock Weir: Nestled at the foot of Exmoor, a stunning working harbour and idyllic hamlet.
Selworthy: Enchanting thatched cottages on 12,000 acres of the National Trust’s Holnicote Estate.
Bossington: A beautiful hamlet 1mile from Porlock decorated with cottages and walnut trees.
Luccombe: An enchanting English village with cream washed and thatched cottages.
Martock: A large village with golden stone cottages and church.
Minehead: Popular with Victorians and a quintessential seaside resort.
Selworthy Green: Thatched cottages and old church this English country village is a joy to visit.