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Somerset offers a great range of tourist and holiday destinations, ranging from the towns along the South West Coastal Path to the Quantocks and Mendips hills offering unspoilt countryside.



Exploring Somerset

Somerset is a county in South-West England, in the West Country. It is bordered to the west by Devon, to the south by Dorset, and to the east by Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

The rolling hills of the Quantocks and Mendips, and the Exmoor National Park itself make this a very popular tourist destination.  A region also offers dramatic coastline, seaside resorts like Weston-super-Mare and Minehead, which offer activities for all the family and water sports. For walkers, you can start The South West Coast Path which begins in Minehead along the coastline to Poole in Dorset.

Things to do in Somerset

Attractions that are a must visit in Somerset are Well Cathedral, Glastonbury Abbey and the many stately homes and castles the region has to offer. In the summer months, there are many festivals and events going on through out the region including one of the most famous, Glastonbury Music Festival.

A sight not too be missed is Cheddar Gorge, one of England's most iconic and spectacular landscapes.

Staying in Somerset

From weekend breaks to long summer holidays, Somerset offers a range of holiday accommodation from budget camping and caravan sites to Luxury cottages. Family friendly and dog friendly accommodation are available though out Somerset. 

Some of our favourite escapes...

  • Holiday Cottage in Somerset, England
    Duddings Country Cottages Exmoor Holiday Cottages

    Holiday Cottage in Minehead, Somerset, England

    Duddings Country Cottages, 12 lovely self-catering cottages in Dunster,Somerset in the Exmoor National Park. Cottages sleep 2,3,4,5,6,10,12 or 16/18 people. VisitEngland 4 star. In...

    Pet & Dog Friendly Family Friendly  

    £ 250.00 - £ 4,000.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Somerset, England
    Woodcombe Lodges 4 Star Self Catering Exmoor Somerset

    Holiday Cottage in Minehead, Somerset, England

    Set in 3 acre gardens with fabulous views on the edge of the Exmoor National Park and the sea and yet only a 20 minute walk into Minehead, Somerset. 4 star quality self catering ac...

    Pet & Dog Friendly Wheelchair Friendly Family Friendly  

    £ 295.00 - £ 1,695.00 per week

  • Hotel in Somerset, England
    Devonshire Arms Hotel in Somerset

    Hotel in Langport, Somerset, England

    A warm and personal welcome to the lush Somerset countryside awaits at the Devonshire Arms, a grade II listed former hunting lodge, set on an idyllic village green. Now offering qu...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 75.00 - £ 85.00 per night

  • B&B in Somerset, England
    Cannards Grave Farmhouse B&B Somerset

    B&B in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England

    Refurbished 17th Century farmhouse situated on the main A37 close to the Royal Bath and West Showground. Four Star AA rated and listed in AA Best B&B Guide. Ideal for exploring t...

    Family Friendly  

    £ 30.00 - £ 50.00 pppn

  • Hotel in Somerset, England
    Hollies Hotel

    Hotel in Yeovil, Somerset, England

    Exceptionally stylish 3 star 78% Hotel. Garden rooms & Suites. 42" TVs. Excellent restaurant, club bar & wine terrace.


    £ 78.00 - £ 140.00 per night

  • Festival and Event in Somerset, England
    Bath Christmas Market

    Festival and Event in Bath, Somerset, England

    The Southwest's biggest and most beautiful Christmas market. 22nd November - 9th December 2012

    Festivals and Events, Cafes Coffee Shops and Tearooms, Shops

  • Festival and Event in Somerset, England
    Theatre Royal Bath

    Festival and Event in Bath, Somerset, England

    One of the oldest and most beautiful theatres in Britain. Ustinov Studio and 'the egg' - Theatre Royal Bath's award-winning theatre especially for children, young people and their ...

    Festivals and Events, Historic Buildings and Monuments, Cafes Coffee Shops and Tearooms, Live Entertainment, Live Music and Comedy, Nightlife, Theatres

  • Stately Homes in Somerset, England
    Thermae Bath Spa

    Stately Homes in Bath, Somerset, England

    Britain's original and only natural thermal Spa with Springs Cafe & Restaurant, Spa Shop and Spa Vistor Centre

    Historic Buildings and Monuments, Visitor Centres and Museums, Cafes Coffee Shops and Tearooms, Restaurants, Shops, Fitness and Leisure Centres

  • Stately Homes in Somerset, England
    Dunster Castle

    Stately Homes in Dunster, Somerset, England

    National Trust Property with subtropical terraced garden

    Historic Buildings and Monuments, Parks Gardens and Woodlands

  • Park, Garden or Woodland in Somerset, England
    Cothay Manor Gardens

    Park, Garden or Woodland in Nr Wellington, Somerset, England

    Magical garden replanted within original framework of yew hedges. 200yd yew walk, white, scarlet and purple gardens, herbaceous, scree and bog gardens

    Parks Gardens and Woodlands

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