5 Reasons To Visit Somerset

Posted on July 3rd, 2016

The Glastonbury festival may be over for another year but there is still lots to see and do in the beautiful county of Somerset. Located in the South-West of England, neighbouring the counties of Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, Somerset is exceptionally well placed and is home to an array of attractions and culinary delights.

Wookey Hole cave

Wookey Hole Caves and their famous Witch are a must. Set deep in the heart of the Mendip Hills you’ll find the UK’s largest cave system at Wookey Hole. Visitors have marvelled for centuries at the natural beauty of these outstanding caves.

Around the Bishops Palace

Fans of the 2007 comedy film ‘Hot Fuzz’, which starred a host of British acting talent including Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton and Olivia Coleman, will recognise the city of Wells in Somerset as the fictional town of Sandford.


Bath is ideal for a city break as it has no shortage of activities including theatres, museums, stately homes, shops, restaurants, pubs and city tours. However if spa breaks are your thing then you will love the experience of bathing in naturally hot spa water and original Roman style baths.

Somerset cider

The Wurzels… said it best with their song ‘I am a cider drinker’, they must have been thinking of Somerset’s rich cider history when they wrote that song, also they may have had a couple of glasses to get the creative juices flowing. Somerset has a wealth of cider producers, at last count we found over 30, so if cider is your favourite tipple you should consider a visit to Somerset.

Cheddar retreat - the Gorge

All things Cheddar, we suggest sampling some authentic Cheddar cheese in its home village of Cheddar. Or perhaps you could include it in a picnic and then go exploring Cheddar Gorge, the scenery is not to be missed and the cheese is a household favourite.

For ideas of where to stay when you visit Somerset just use the Remarkable Holidays – Somerset page.