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43 fun 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.