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Think of Somerset and what comes to mind - stunning views across open countryside, sandy beaches, superb strawberries, Cheddar cheese and cider? World-wide, Somerset is a county famous for its Glastonbury Festival, illuminated carnivals, Mulberry handbags and Arthurian Legends. There is more! Much more.

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MARCH - MAY High 13.48°c Low 6.71°c Precipitation 0.04mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 20.42°c Low 13.38°c Precipitation 0.03mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 15.09°c Low 9.18°c Precipitation 0.05mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 9.13°c Low 3.03°c Precipitation 0.1mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Somerset

The County of Somerset - land of the summer people - is located in the south-west of England, and is, perhaps, the most quintessentially English of English counties. It is a rural area extending from the hills of Exmoor in the west to Bruton Forest in the east, from the Mendip hills in the north to the Blackdown Hills in the south. In a County of wide open spaces, steeped in culture and history, there are just so many things to do in Somerset you will find yourself spoilt for choice.

Minehead

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With a range of things to do for all ages, Minehead is a fantastic seaside holiday destination for families, couples and those with a sense for adventure. There are beaches to explore, a fishing quarter and an historic harbour. Butlins Holiday Park is central to the main activities. Take a walk down the tree-lined Avenue and visit the selection of tea rooms, pubs and independent shops. It’s also an ideal base to explore the surrounding historic villages and beautiful countryside, including Exmoor National Park.

Burnham On Sea

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Burnham-On-Sea is a thriving seaside town with beaches, a pier, cinema, theatre, gardens and a busy calendar of events throughout the year for residents and visitors alike. There’s also the 42-acre Apex Park which is enjoyed as a space for picnics, games and wildlife watching. Burnham-On-Sea is almost in the middle of Somerset’s stretch of coast and close to the mouth of the tidal river Parrett. It is at the southern end of what is the second longest strip of sand in Europe and boasts several superb beaches!

Glastonbury

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Glastonbury is known for its ancient and medieval sites, many rich in myth. Glastonbury Tor is a tower-topped hill linked to Arthurian legend, overlooking the marshy Somerset Levels. Once said to be King Arthur’s burial place, Glastonbury Abbey is a ruined monastery dating to the 7th century. Nearby, centuries-old Glastonbury Tribunal has a museum with Iron Age artefacts. Small in size but rich in offerings, this Somerset town is most famously home to the legendary Glastonbury festival.

LOCAL CUISINE

Somerset is best known for its delicious cider, Cheddar Cheese, unique Exmoor Blue Cheese and the finest ice-cream made from local clotted cream. Famous local eateries in the area include The Olive Mill, near Bridgwater, which serves modern British and Mediterranean cuisine; The Walnut Tree Hotel Restaurant, south of Bridgwater; and The Castle at Taunton which launched the careers of Gary Rhodes and Phil Vickery.

GETTING HERE

In a county as big and beautiful as Somerset, it could be said the journey is as important a part of the experience as the destination. Somerset is extremely well connected with airports and a good road network which includes the M5 motorway and the A303. If you make the journey by train or bus, you have the added luxury of being able to sit back and enjoy the views! Somersets 'A' roads meander through some of the countries most beautiful villages where you will find idyllic holiday homes and cottages.