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.

Food and drink

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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 EventsWoven Windows
Woven Windows
4th November 2017 - 25th January 2018 at Bruton Museum

Chris Black "Old carpets and textiles have a simple power; glowing colours on soft wool and mysterious designs. I have... Read more

Christmas at Haynes
Christmas at Haynes
2nd December 2017 - 23rd December 2017 at Haynes International Motor Museum

Santa’s elves are back! Calling all kids – While making the toys and experiencing the chaos of Christmas, some of Santa’s... Read more

Make a Christmas tree decoration at Glastonbury Abbey
Make a Christmas tree decoration at Glastonbury Abbey
2nd December 2017 at Glastonbury Abbey

Make a Christmas tree decoration (11.00 - 13.00). It’s Christmas time; join us for this Advent Activity in the museum. A moment... Read more

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