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42 things to do in Somerset

If you’re looking to escape to the great countryside of England, then Somerset is the place to do it – with rolling hills, national parks, and wild beauty from beaches to woodlands. The opportunities are endless in this ancient English county!

This south west county has played an important role in English history, one of the sites that saw the rise of Alfred the Great, who led significant reforms in England. If it’s history you’re after, there’s plenty of historical sites to see, from the famous Roman Baths to these fantastic museums, including the Jane Austen Centre.

Somerset’s stunning open countryside gives you plenty of things to do outdoors, climb Glastonbury Tor for some spectacular scenery and picturesque views, or go stargazing at Roundhill for some of the UK’s clearest skies.

Somerset is a fantastic place for a family trip away, with vibrant gardens to discover like Victoria Park, or spectacular animals to marvel at in this Bird of Prey centre.

Somerset is also of course home to the historical city of Bath, with some of England’s most visited sightseeing spots, a buzzing food scene and elegant Georgian architecture.

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Alongside the river Avon, near Pulteney Bridge, lies a small garden labyrinth, created by one of England’s most prolific labyrinth designers and inspired by Bath’s history. The paving stone maze, which weaves around a mosaic centre, is …

Love history and fashion? The Fashion Museum in Bath holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress, from Georgian gowns to cutting-edge fashion from leading designers. Showcasing a history of fashion from the 1600s to the present day …

Looking for an exciting tour of Bath? Why not take a helicopter city tour with Into the Blue! As you rise rapidly to 1000ft get ready to spot famous sights and landmarks including some of the …

Sitting proudly on an edge high above the city of Bath lies the intriguing Sham Castle, a feature of the National Trust’s skyline walk. It’s believed to have been built in 1755 by Richard James for …

Don’t be fooled by this fake medieval façade even if it is almost 300 years old. The perfectly named stone edifice was originally built to improve the view from a wealthy postmaster’s nearby estate. The towering …