Welcome To Somerset Routes!
From museums, to historic railways, castles, gardens, stately homes and archaeological sites - Somerset has it all.
Somerset Routes is your online guide to exploring the county and discovering its hidden gems. With over 120 sites to choose from, there’s something for everyone.
Explore the interactive map to find out what's in Somerset, then choose a line and travel it at your leisure.
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Search our events where you'll find everything from exhibitions and concerts to talks, walks and family fun days.
The heritage sites of Somerset have been broken down into seven easy-to-travel lines. Choose a line and explore it at your leisure.Alfred & Levels Line
Travel on a journey stretching back 5000 years, discovering ancient settlements, legendary kings, medieval abbeys and civil war sites.Battle Line
This circular 85 mile line takes you through a range of different landscapes from the Somerset Levels, Mendips and Polden Hills to the coastline.Castle Line
Over 30 miles of scenic roads take you to some of the finest castles, buildings and palaces in the county, from England's smallest city to the Bath border.Country Line
Get the taste of Somerset in just 23 miles of ancient sites, glorious gardens and parks and take advantage of the obligatory cricket and cider stops.Hamstone Line
Discover 55 miles of stately homes and beautiful gardens nestled between traditional orchards and rural villages.Kings' Line
40 miles of hidden delights with everything from secret gardens and prehistoric settlements to supercars and fighter planes.Quantock & Coast Line
The winding scenic roads of this line incorporates historic houses, castles and abbeys to collections of modern plastics, boats and dolls.E-Newsletter
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Face to Face: North Somerset People in Photographs A celebration of the lives of North Somerset people at work and play from... Read more11th March 2014 - 17th May 2014 at Frome Museum
The Quarry Faces Project's largest exhibition to date about the local quarry industry documents the success of the project so... Read more24th April 2014 at Somerset Heritage Centre
A talk by Sam Astill to mark 100 years since the outbreak of WWI illustrated by some objects from the museum collections. Read moreView all events