Somerset is historic county situated in South West England. It shares borders with the counties of Wiltshire (east), Dorset (south-east), Devon (south-west), Gloucestershire and Bristol (north). A northern part of Somerset is bathed by the Bristol Channel.
Somerset is a large county featuring the open green fields of Exmoor National Park, sandy beaches and coastal cliffs. Numerous historic towns and villages show their own singularity across the county.
The county town, Taunton, is best known for its landmarks of St. James Church dating back from the 14 the century, and Taunton Castle which houses the Museum of Somerset and Somerset Military Museum.
The town of Glastonbury is famous for Glastonbury Tor, a conical hill where stands St. Michael’s Tower, a significant archaeological site. Glastonbury Abbey is believed to be the earliest Christian foundation in Great Britain. In Somerset you will find a few seaside towns along the Bristol Channel such as Watchet, a beautiful town featuring a charming marina, and Weston-super-Mare.
Population: around 950 thousand inhabitants
Other places: Bath, Bridgwater, Clevedon, Glastonbury, Wells, Cheddar, Crewkerne, Langport, Minehead, Watchet, Weston-Super-Mare, Blue Anchor
Main attractions: Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury Festival, Roman Baths (Bath), Wells Cathedral, Wookey Hole Caves (Wells), Cheddar Gorge, Dunster Castle, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Exmoor National Park
Nearest Airports: Bristol Airport (BRS), Exeter Airport (EXT)