A region of farms, fields, pretty woodland, rugged cliffs and breathtaking natural attractions, Somerset offers wonderful scenery and a slow pace. It also features historic buildings, traditional Victorian villages and seaside resorts and is home to the modern city of Bristol. It’s a place of culture and music, and a place where walkers and cyclists can enjoy some of the country’s most interesting views.
With top attractions including the Wookey Hole show caves and the Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, and with fantastic shopping centres and a wide range of bars and restaurants in almost every town or city, Somerset guarantees great experiences for all ages.
The pebble beaches of Portishead and Clevedon feature quiet caves and cliff-top trails, and eventually sweep down to the traditional tourist resort of Weston-super-Mare with its long stretches of sand. Head further along the coast and you reach the Exmoor National Park, whilst the slopes and fields can be best appreciated in the Blackdown Hills, Quantocks and Mendips.
Somerset festivals range from Glastonbury to the famous Bristol Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court, complete with its unforgettable night-glow. The region boasts exceptional eateries, a huge range of shops and shopping centres, and historic attractions that are sure to inspire.
Hotels in Bath include the traditional Victorian sea front Grand Atlantic Hotel on Weston-super-Mare’s promenade, and the Grade II listed Lansdown Grove Hotel in the historic city of Bath. In terms of style the hotels couldn’t be much more different, though they both offer exceptional facilities and beautifully spacious bedrooms for a restful sleep in one of England’s most diverse counties.
Somerset is known for its food and drink, from pies to ciders and from Cheddar Cheese to Exmoor lamb. Whether you’re planning a lengthy holiday or a weekend away, you can be assured of high quality dinners and plenty to keep you occupied.