Somerset England 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.

Destinations for Somerset vacations

Ideas for Somerset vacations

Somerset Geography

SOMERSET GEOGRAPHY
SOMERSET HISTORY
SOMERSET CULTURE

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.

LANDMARKS OF SOMERSET ENGLAND VACATIONS

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.