Why Somerset?

Somerset is a great county for walking on footpaths on the coast or in the countryside. With the Somerset Levels and Moors visitors can discover so much about Somerset whilst on a walk. There's plenty of attractions and events to suits all interests and ages and visitors are sure to have a great time no matter what they do!

Horse Riding

With stunning surrounding and scenery, Somerset is perfect for horse riding. With many bridleways and routes available, much of Somerset's countryside is accessible. Routes available are also suitable for all abilities including children.


Cycling

With the Moors and Somerset Levels, the county is great for cycling. You can explore this incredible landscape and region on two wheels at a gentle pace. Or for those of you who are up for a challenge there's plenty of hills and harder routers such as Exmoor, the Forest of Avon Community Forest, and the Quantocks.

For information on the safe cycle routes that pass through and round towns and villages across Somerset, please visit the Moving Forward website. The West Country Way (Bristol to Padstow) also passes through Somerset: For route information please go to Sustrans.


Fishing

With an array of fishing waters suitable for coarse, game of sea fishing Somerset you won't be disappointed if you've come for the fishing!

The King Sedgemoor Drain, Huntspill River and the River Axe are good spots for Bream, Tench and silver fish. If you're looking to catch some Carp then Combwich Ponds, Durleigh reservoir and the River Axe offer Carp up to 35lbs. There's the opportunity for some excellent game fishing at Blagdon Reservoir and Chew Valley which offer trout fishing, Exmoor is home to wonderful wild salmon and trout fishing on the River Barle and River Exe.

If Sea fishing is your passion the Bristol Channel has an abundance of fish including Flounder, Bass and Conger. You can take trip out with local fishermen or fish at Minehead, Weston-super-Mare or Burnham-on-Sea.


Heritage

Somerset is a county that is full of heritage and history. The heritage touring map features over 100 sites of historical interest from iron-age hill forts, medieval towns and villages to museums, castles and National Trust houses and gardens.

Visitors can discover the beauty of the past by taking a trip to Wells which is home to a incredible and architecturally stunning Cathedral, or by visiting Nunney, Farleigh and Dunster's mighty castles.


Somerset's Coast

Most people come to Somerset to the visit the seaside. With sandy beaches and resorts at Weston, Burnham and Minehead, Somerset is a great destination for your family holiday. Enjoy fish and chips, rides, attractions or even watersport activities. Or if you want to stay away from the busy tourist resorts, the coastline of Exmoor and Somerset is absolutely stunning and great for walking.


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Cabot Court Hotel

Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

Situated in Weston-super-Mare on the sea front, the Cabot Court Hotel boasts twenty one comfortable en-suite...

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The Old Red Lion

Bruton, Somerset

The Old Red Lion is a rural village pub which serves good home cooking and has 7 modern, comfortable bedrooms.

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The Red Lion

West Pennard, Somerset

The Red Lion at West Pennard is a real 15th Century country pub, with all the features you would expect to...

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The Bowl Inn

Almondsbury, Bristol

The Bowl Inn is a historic inn offering superb accommodation, excellent food, fine wines and real ales.

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The Boathouse

Bath, Somerset

The Boathouse is a friendly, relaxed pub situated on the beautiful river Avon with picturesque views. It...

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Archangel

Frome, Somerset

Located right in the centre of Frome, the Archangel has an excellent reputation for its vibrant, warm...

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The Duke of Wellington

Minehead, Somerset

The Duke of Wellington, centrally situated in the coastal town of Minehead, boasts twenty nine en-suite...

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The Exmoor Forest Inn

Simonsbath, Somerset

A family run Inn dedicated to providing a friendly relaxing experience with good food and drink to enhance...

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Oakhill Inn

Radstock, Somerset

This spacious but cosy Inn offers 5, 4 star, en-suite rooms and the best award winning food and drink that...

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Red Lion Inn

Somerton, Somerset

The Red Lion, Babcary is a beautiful thatched country pub in the heart of an unspoilt Somerset village. The...

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