Lines on the Map
The heritage sites of Somerset and North Somerset have been broken down into seven easy-to-travel lines. Look at the map to find out what's in Somerset, then choose a line and explore it at your leisure.
Alfred and Levels Line
Taunton - Somerton - Langport - Street - Glastonbury - Cheddar
Travelling through the evocative Somerset Levels and Moors from Taunton to Cheddar, the 45-mile Alfred and Levels Line takes you on a journey stretching back 5000 years.
From ancient settlements and legendary kings, to medieval abbeys and civil war sites, the Alfred and Levels Line has it all. Immerse yourself in the heritage and culture of the levels, some areas of which are 6 metres below sea level.
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Bridgwater - Weston super Mare - Clevedon - Axbridge - Cheddar - Wookey
By far the longest of the lines, the circular 85 mile Battle Line commemorates the important part Somerset played in the English Civil War. Taking you through a range of different landscapes, see the Somerset Levels, the Mendips, the Polden Hills and coastline. The only thing more varied than the landscape is the sites you can visit!
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Wells - Shepton Mallet - Frome – Mells - Farleigh Hungerford
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 Somerset's border with Bath, the Castle Line is a must-see route.
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Wellington - Taunton - Bridgwater
The Country Line embodies everything that makes Somerset such a varied and idyllic place to explore. Discover ancient sites, glorious gardens and parks and take advantage of the obligatory cricket and cider stops. This line gives you the taste of Somerset in just 23 miles.
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Langport - Yeovil - Crewkerne - Chard - Muchelney
Taking its name from the distinctive honey-coloured stone quarried in the area, the circular Hamstone Line incorporates 55 miles of history and heritage. Discover stately homes and beautiful gardens nestled between traditional orchards and rural villages.
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Montacute - Ilchester - Wincanton - Bruton - Castle Cary
Travel the line named after the area’s royal connections with King Alfred and the mythical King Arthur. The Kings’ Line leads you from historic Montacute at the foot of Ham Hill to the borders of Somerset and Dorset.
Discover 40 miles of hidden delights with everything from secret gardens and prehistoric settlements to supercars and fighter planes.
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Quantock and Coast Line
Taunton - Watchet - Washford - Dunster - Minehead - Porlock
Stretching from the far west of the county to Taunton and Bridgwater, the forked Quantock and Coast Line encompasses the widest variety of must see sites. From historic houses, castles and abbeys to collections of modern plastics, boats and dolls, 60 miles of winding scenic roads delivers it all.