Somerset: The Jewel of the South West

AccomodationAt the heart of the West Country, Somerset is a destination of dramatic coastline, seaside resorts, epic English countryside, and historic places.

Things to do

Somerset is a county of captivating contrasts and Visit Somerset can help you plan the perfect day out, short break or holiday. On the Visit Somerset website you can get official Somerset tourist information.

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Discover South Somerset

Here in the heart of England's west country, you will find historic houses and beautiful gardens, world-class museums, bustling towns and pretty villages.

Best of all, this classic English countryside has perfect places to picnic, great spots for golf and fishing and miles of footpaths and tracks for walking, cycling and horse-riding.

South Somerset is easy to reach from London and Birmingham and some of Britain's most famous visitor attractions are only a day-trip away. Both Weymouth and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site are less than an hour by road or rail.

For events guides, accomodation listings and much more, visit the Discover South Somerset website.

Upcoming EventsFootprint of the Abbey - Exhibition by Areté Visual Arts
Footprint of the Abbey - Exhibition by Areté Visual Arts
11th February 2017 - 21st May 2017 at Glastonbury Abbey

A group of local artists have explored the abbey’s ‘footprint’ on its immediate setting and the wider locality to create... Read more

It's Behind You
It's Behind You
4th March 2017 - 20th May 2017 at Frome Museum

The "It's Behind You" exhibition at Frome Museum will be a celebration of the history of the Frome Musical Theatre... Read more

Planting the Medieval Kitchen Garden
Planting the Medieval Kitchen Garden
3rd May 2017 at Glastonbury Abbey

This course is part of our project to recreate a medieval garden and will be using plants which have been chosen for their medieval... Read more

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