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Welcome to Somerset in Focus

Bordering the Bristol Channel and with excellent transport links, Somerset is the ideal holiday destination.

Glastonbury - much more than the Pilton Pop Festival
Glastonbury - much more than the Pilton Pop Festival

Top Somerset destinations

A host of places to stay and things to do, within easy reach from most parts of the UK.

Forthcoming events

Events in JuneJulyAugust

Creative Textile Workshops

Sat 2nd Jul - Sat 16th Jul


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Creative Textile Workshops

In conjunction with Every Small Stitch, The Bishop's Palace will be hosting three new workshops. Participants will be able to learn some of the principal embroidery techniques that have been used in the creation of the beautiful artefacts in The Ornate & The Beautiful Exhibition.

Focus on Somerset

Somerset in prehistory

Glastonbury Tor

Somerset is a land of magic and mystery. From the Sweet Track and ancient Glastonbury through Roman Bath to the Saxons.

Glastonbury - Past and present

Aquae Sulis - Roman Bath

Ancient monuments

The Somerset landscape

Explore the Somerset Landscape

The varied landscape of Somerset. Explore the Somerset Levels, walk the Quantock Hills or Exmoor or investigate the mines of the Mendips.

The Somerset Levels

The Uplands of Somerset

Mendips and Mining

Live Somerset

Apple trees in Somerset

Somerset. Stay a while in Somerset. Live like a local and eat, drink and breathe all that the area has to offer. Find the best places to eat.

Food and drink

Somerset sayings and dialect

Stay in Somerset

Beaches for everyone

 Somerset beaches

Somerset has a wide variety of beaches to choose from. There's bound to be one with your name on it:

Wonderful Weston

Delve deeper at Doniford near Watchet

Porlock perambulation

Bathe, sail or ride at Burnham-on-Sea

Clevedon - England's shortest pier

Our MUST SEE recommendations

Accommodation

Cottages

Somerset cottages

Somerset - The land of the Summer people. Find the perfect holiday hideaway... Relax, Restore and Revive yourselves.

Glastonbury, Bath and Bristol

Exmoor, Taunton & West Somerset

Holiday parks

Somerset holiday park

Prefer the all inclusive approach? Somerset's holiday parks offer something for every family and group.

North & East Somerset

West Somerset to Bridgwater

Other options

Somerset hotels

Let someone else pamper you. Many of Somerset's hotels offer spa facilities and specialised treatments along with stunning sea views. Popular destinations include:

Like to do your own thing? Bring your caravan and travel at your own pace. Or enjoy a great holiday with breakfast thrown by choosing one of the recommended Bed and Breakfasts in the area.

If working to a budget, these days youth hostels offer surprisingly good facilities.

For those of you who want to get back to nature, the county has a large array of campsites with facilities tailored to suit. From the Wild Camper through to large sites offering all the comforts of home (almost).

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