Hotels in Somerset
Somerset Local Links, Attractions and Out and About in Somerset

 

About Somerset

Located in South West England at the Heart of the West Country the county of Somerset borders Bristol and Gloucestershire to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east, and Devon to the south-west. Somerset's county town, Taunton, is in the south. Mostly a county of rolling hills such as the Blackdown Hills, Mendip Hills and the Quantock Hills (many of which are classified as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Somerset is also home to the majority of Exmoor National Park, and a large flat expanse of land called the Somerset Levels which is between the towns of Glastonbury and Wells.

Attractions and Out and About in Somerset

American Museum in Britain
Claverton Manor,
Bath,
Somerset,
BA2 7BD

Housed in Claverton Manor on the outskirts of the Georgian city of Bath, the American Museum in Britain opened to the public in July 1961 with the intention of fostering historic ties between the United States and the United Kingdom

Beckfords Tower and Museum
Lansdown Road,
Bath,
Somerset,
BA1 9BH

The 120-foot neo-classical Tower, which enjoys uninterrupted views of the countryside, was constructed as a study retreat and to house Beckfordís precious collection of art and rare books

Cheddar Caves and Gorge
Cheddar,
Somerset,
BS27 3QF

Explore Britain's biggest gorge from the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous beauty spot is a National Nature Reserve that reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing.

Fashion Museum
Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street,
Bath,
Somerset,
BA1 2QH

Menswear, womenswear, accessories, dresses, coats, jackets, corsets, knitwear, fashion photographs, pockets, shirts, blouses, waistcoats, fans. The collection at the Fashion Museum includes examples of all of these types of fashions, and more

Fleet Air Arm Museum
RNAS Yeovilton,
Ilchester,
Somerset,
BA22 8HT

The Royal Navy operates on the sea, under the sea, on the land and in the air. Welcome to the Fleet Air Arm Museum - representing the flying arm of the Royal Navy.

Exmoor

Stunning landscapes, wilderness, tranquillity and a warm rural welcome await you on Exmoor, one of Britain's hidden treasures. This, and a glimpse of wild red deer or the native Exmoor Pony, are just some of the delights that make Exmoor special

The Quantocks

The Quantock Hills are a range of hills west of Bridgwater in Somerset designated as the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The hills form the western border of Sedgemoor and the Somerset Levels and run from the Vale of Taunton Deane in the south, ending on the coast of the Bristol Channel

The Mendip Hills

The Mendip Hills area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies in a broad band across Somerset, from just outside Weston-super-Mare to the outskirts of Frome, 25 miles to the south-east. The Mendips are composed of limestone which accounts for the large number of dry stone walls and the famous caves at Cheddar and Wookey

Glastonbury Abbey
Magdalene Street,
Glastonbury,
Somerset,
BA6 9EL

Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset, UK - visitor attraction, scheduled ancient monument, Church and legendary burial place of King Arthur

Grand Pier
Marine Parade,
Weston-Super-Mare,
Somerset,
BS23 1AL

Rain or shine, the Grand Pier is the ultimate indoor theme park. Its unique credentials offer World Class rides and attractions, function rooms, conferencing, entertainment and event space all in one weatherproof arena!

Haynes International Motor Museum
Sparkford,
Yeovil,
Somerset,
BA22 7LH

The UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50s and 60s glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting modern super cars

No.1 Royal Crescent
Bath,
Somerset,
BA1 2LR

The Royal Crescent is justly considered one of the finest achievements of urban 18th century architecture and represents the highest point of palladian architecture in Bath. Visitors can see a grand town house redecorated and furnished to show how it might have appeared in the late 18th century

Premier Raceway
Unit 7-8 Old Mixon Trading Estate,
Weston-Super-Mare,
Somerset,
BS24 9AX

An exciting indoor Karting Centre in Weston-super-mare! Premier Raceway offers an amazing driving experience thanks to a unique three tiered terraced track that includes a combination of fast drifting corners and fly over bridges

Radstock Museum
Waterloo Road,
Radstock,
Somerset,
BA3 3EP

An award-winning museum that offers an insight into North Somerset life since the nineteenth century. It also contains a unique collection of local artefacts, photographs, documents and books relating to the North Somerset Coalfield

SeaQuarium
Marine Parade,
Weston-Super-Mare,
Somerset,
BS23 1BE

The centre contains an amazing underwater tunnel, providing visitors with a closer look into the depths of our oceans. With sharks, rays and other creatures swimming gracefully past, just inches away. It doesnít stop there, with over 25 displays throughout the aquarium, visitors can see the beauty and terror of the oceans creatures, from the severn estuary to the wonders of the rainforest rivers

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy
19 New King Street,
Bath,
Somerset,
BA1 2BL

The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is dedicated to the many achievements of the Herschels, who were distinguished astronomers as well as talented musicians. It was from this house, using a telescope of his own design that William discovered the planet Uranus in 1781.

The Jane Austen Centre and Regency Tearoom
40 Gay Street, Queen Square,
Bath,
Somerset,
BA1 2NT

The Jane Austen Centre is a new permanent exhibition which tells the story of Jane's Bath experience - the effect that living here had on her and her writing. Her intimate knowledge of the city is reflected in two of her novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, which are largely set in Bath

The Roman Baths
Abbey Church Yard,
Bath,
Somerset,
BA1 1LZ

The Victoria Art Gallery
Bridge Street,
Bath,
Somerset,
BA2 4AT

The Galleryís collections range from the 15th century to the present day and were formed mainly by gift and bequest since the building first opened in 1900.

Wells Cathedral
Cathedral Green,
Wells,
Somerset,
BA5 2UE

The Cathedral of the Diocese of Bath and Wells is situated next to natural wells where springs of water rise up from beneath the Mendip Hills. This site has been a holy place for nearly 2000 years

Wookey Hole
Wells,
Somerset,
BA5 1BB

Britainís most spectacular caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey. Cave Tour, Dinosaur Valley, King Kong, Wizards Play Barn, Toddlers Play Area, Cave Museum, Fairy Garden, Handmade Paper, Magical Mirror Maze, Penny Arcade, Clown Museum, Pirate Play Area, Wookey Circus and much, much more

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Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park
Bath Road,
Keynsham,
Bristol,
BS31 1TP

Where the combination of nature, attractions and stunning scenery ensures that the hours of fun are endless at one of the West's most popular family destinations

Bristol Zoo and Gardens
Bristol Zoo Gardens,
Clifton,
Bristol
BS8 3HA

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
Clevedon Road,
Wraxall,
Bristol,
BS48 1PG

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is a spectacular hands-on zoo with huge indoor adventure playgrounds and the world's longest hedge maze, all on a genuine working farm!

Bristol Aquarium
Harbourside,
Bristol,
BS1 5DB

Located in the famous Bristol harbour, the new Bristol Aquarium is a must see attraction for nature lovers. Come and admire tropical sharks, beautiful seahorses, and sit down and be amazed in the 3D IMAX theatre

City Sightseeing Bristol
The City Sightseeing Bristol open-top bus-tour is the very best way to see the city of Bristol



Becky Falls Woodland Park
Manaton,
Newton Abbot,
Devon,
TQ13 9UG

No visit to Devon would be complete without a day at Dartmoorís famous Becky Falls, where there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Set within a spectacular ancient valley, the Falls have been attracting visitors for over 100 years and today offers a fantastic, value-packed day out for all age groups, both young and old alike, to enjoy the very best that Dartmoor has to offer. And, with autumn here, there's really nowhere better to experience the beauty of the season.

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
East Budleigh,
Budleigh Salterton,
Devon,
EX9 7BJ

Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, these magnificent gardens are set in East Devon's picturesque Otter Valley, between the ancient city of Exeter and southwest England's Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The superbly landscaped park combines 18th century tranquillity with modern amenities to provide all year round enjoyment for everyone of all ages including historic glasshouses, a countryside museum, the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, indoor and outdoor childrenís play complexes, ice-free skating, restaurant and shop

Crealy Great Adventure Park
Sidmouth Road,
Exeter,
Devon,
EX5 1DR

Woodlands Family Theme Park
Blackawton,
Totnes,
Devon,
TQ9 7DQ

Woodlands Family Theme Park Devon provides a whole day of variety for all ages. Incredible indoor centres, outdoor adventures, Zoo, Big Fun Farm, Falconry Centre and Wildlife Sanctuary. No wonder families say itís the best day out in Devon

Longleat House and Safari Park
Longleat,
Warminster,
Wiltshire,
BA12 7NW

Longleat Safari and Adventure Park is bigger and better than ever before! Over 15 exciting attractions, an adventure you'll never forget!


Universities in Somerset

Bath Spa University
Newton Park, Newton St Loe,
Bath,
Somerset,
BA2 9BN

Bath University
Convocation Avenue,
Bath,
Somerset,
BA2 7AY

Bristol University
Senate House,
Tyndall Avenue,
Bristol
BS8 1TH


Holiday Villages in Somerset

Warrens Holiday Village

Warrens Holiday Village in Clevedon, North Somerset has 100 catered and self catering lodges sleeping from 1 to 6 people, ample free parking, a restaurant and a club house. All lodges are on the level, with en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, freeview TV and a fridge. The larger self catering facilities have fully fitted kitchens - Warrens Holiday Village


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