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With its rolling patchwork countryside to its array of seaside settings, it’s no wonder that Somerset is a prime location for holidaymakers. While we can’t welcome you to the county just yet due to lockdown restrictions, there are plenty of reasons why this beautiful corner of the world will entice you for your next staycation. There’s no doubt about it – Somerset has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for an activity-packed adventure or a trip that is rich with history and culture.

Places to Visit in Somerset

If you’re seeking a seaside resort with sandy beaches, rambling walks and oodles of entertainment to occupy the children, look no further than Minehead or Weston-Super-Mare. For those weekends that are graced with unpredictable English weather, you can enjoy a tour around the Fleet air Arm Museum or unravel the history of the county at the Somerset Museum in Taunton.

Famous for its music festival (with the 50th anniversary previously due to be hosted this year), Glastonbury is guaranteed to entice you with its vibrant and quirky town, not to mention its magnificent abbey. It is also worth visiting the striking cathedral in Wells, while Bath promises a beautiful day out with oodles of architecture, boutique shops and quaint cafés. If you’re an avid walker, you may want to venture to Exmoor National Park to make the most of its spectacular scenery and countryside views.

For family-focused trips away, Brean Leisure Park awaits! Brimming with pools, a fun fair and even an eighteen-hole golf course, there’s something to ensure every member of the family is smiling. If your Somerset holiday isn’t graced with sunshine, take the children to Jungle Jungle in Yeovil, an indoor adventure playground which promises hours of fun.

Don’t forget to make the most of the hearty local produce – Somerset is of course renowned for its exceptional cheeses and cider, with household names including Thatchers and Yeo Valley.

Accommodation in Somerset

You’ll be spoilt for choice when choosing your accommodation in Somerset, with endless options available to suit any style of holiday. Whether you love the thought of a relaxed self-catering cottage in a village or a beach-inspired bungalow in a resort, you will find a selection of rentals waiting for you at Eat Sleep Somerset. We are thrilled to work with hundreds of local businesses that can provide cosy, homely and trust-worthy accommodation in Somerset, as well as oodles of delicious eateries and bars.

For visitors who want to relax in a campervan on the rugged coastline, there are plenty of picturesque camping sites here. If you’re after an idyllic country retreat, you can browse through our cottages & barns here. For those looking for something a little livelier, you’ll find a list of chic hotels in Bath & Bristol here – where you’ll also be spoilt with fine dining and unique nightlife.

Whether you’re planning a week-long trip with friends and family or you love the thought of a quiet weekend away with someone special, Somerset is the perfect place to visit.

Author, Lottie Dainton


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