Somerset destinations is noted for its beautiful countryside, quaint villages and numerous historic sites. The region includes a large portion of the Exmoor National Park and the Exmoor Heritage Coast. The major towns of the region are Bath, Bristol, Glastonbury and Taunton. The region of Somerset has a coastal area the runs along the Bristol Channel. Bath is known for it's historic Roman baths and spa. Glastonbury is a small country village that comes alive each summer when they host the Glastonbury Festival. Bristol is the largest city in Southwest England. Taunton is the location of the Taunton Castle, a Norman castle which now contains the Museum of Somerset and the Somerset Military Museum.

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Somerset is a region in England. Its northern border is a coastline that faces the Bristol Channel. Along the western region is the Exmoor National Park. The region includes a large portion of the Exmoor National Park and the Exmoor Heritage Coast. Famous cities in the area are Bath, Glastonbury, and Horsington. There are 127 sites that have been designated for the "Special Scientific Interest which includes Bridgewater Bay, Chilton Moors, Exmoor Coastal Heath, Kings Sedgemoor, Quantocks.


The history of Somerset is said to extend back to before the Roman conquest of England. The town of Glastonbury has evidence of neolithic history


Somerset has a strong cultural environment.


The most famous town in the region is the historic town of Bath England which is known for it's Georgian Architecture.

The area is dotted with historical mansions and castles.

"Montacute House" dates back to the Elizabethan era.

The "Priest's House" is located in Muchelney Somerset and was built during the 14th century.

The "Treasurer's House" is located in Martock Somerset was built in the 1200s.

One of the oldest castles in the region is the "Dunster Castle" which is privately owned until 1976 and its towers were built in the 11th century when it belonged to the Mohun family.

Explore the "Cheddar Gorge" with cliffs that rise up over 450ft.

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