Somerset Holidays 2014

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Discover Somerset

The self-proclaimed jewel of the south west, Somerset is a destination of captivating charm and contrast.

Delightful seaside resorts and historic cities are brought together in an eclectic cultural mix providing something for everyone on their Somerset holidays. Think well-kept country pubs, steep cobbled lanes and scenic wooded valleys for a taste of this beautiful destination, situated just over two hours from Central London.

Whether you fancy strolling across its golden sandy beaches, exploring its wild moors or visiting postcard-perfect market towns, holidays in Somerset are a wealth of inspiration and discovery.

Coastal Views and Rural Retreats

Delve into the seaside holidays of yesteryear with a trip to the classic town of Weston-Super-Mare. Donkey rides, boat trips and an obligatory stick of rock are the order of the day here. Visit the famous Grand Pier for the ultimate in 21st century theme parks – with thrilling rollercoasters, the terrifying House of Horrors and a bewildering labyrinth of mirrors for you to get lost in.

If sand and sea doesn’t excite you, fear not. Holidays to Somerset boast some of the most beautiful countryside the United Kingdom has to offer. Home to the famous Glastonbury Festival, this stunning area has plenty of attractions for those looking to get back to nature. Take a visit to Exmoor National Park, a unique landscape of rustic woodland, moorland and picturesque valleys. Here, you’ll find a wealth of action-packed things to do – from horse riding and climbing to hiking and fishing.

As well as beautiful landscapes, there are many quaint towns and villages for you to visit on your Somerset holidays – from Taunton and Bath to Yeovil and Cheddar. Indulge in magical evenings in the historic Roman baths or soak up some culture in one of the many museums in the beautiful city of Bath. Alternatively, climb the 274 steps up the side of Cheddar Gorge for some of the most spectacular views in Britain.

Out and About in Somerset

You’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do on your holidays in Somerset, whether you’re looking for fun-filled family activities or a myriad of historic and cultural sites.

A day trip to Seaquarium is a must to keep the little ones quiet. Situated in Weston-super-Mare, this attraction showcases a range of species in eight different zones – from puffer fish in the Tropical Reef Zone to piranha in the Rainforest River Zone.

Culture vultures will love visiting Coleridge Cottage, the home of one of Britain’s most prolific romantic poets. With a fascinating history, this humble Georgian home was the inspiration for some of Coleridge’s best works.

If you’re just looking to kick-back and relax on your holidays to Somerset, head to Thermae Bath Spa. A romantic blend of old and new, there is nothing quite like enjoying Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters against the backdrop of Bath’s historic spa buildings – the perfect remedy to a long day.

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