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From the exquisite Georgian character of the north, to the magical mystical flavour of Glastonbury in the middle and the harsh beauty of the Exmoor borders in the west Somerset is an extraordinarily interesting and diverse county

 

BARRINGTON COURT GARDEN
beautiful garden laid out in a series of rooms. Barrington (south)

BATH
The many attractions of the elegant Georgian city of Bath

THE BISHOP'S PALACE
Moated Bishop's palace dating from 13c. Wells (mid)

CHALICE WELL
Chalice Cup said to be buried nearby. Glastonbury

CHEDDAR CAVES & GORGE
Cliff walk and illuminated caves. Cheddar

CHEDDAR CHEESE
Tour of cheese works. Cheddar

CLARKS VLLAGE
Discount village. Street (mid)

CLEEVE ABBEY
13c site with magnificent timber roof Nr Minehead (west)

CLEVEDON COURT (Avon)
14c manor house was once fortified. Clevedon (north)

CRICKET ST. THOMAS
Major wildlife and entertainment park. Nr. Chard (south)

COLERIDGE COTTAGE
Author's home. Nr Bridgwater (west)

COMBE SYDENHAM COUNTRY PARK
Alpine-like country park. Nr Minehead (NW)

DAWS CASTLE
Castle of the Saxon town of Watchet Nr Minehead (NW)

DUNSTER CASTLE
Fortified home of the Luttrel family for 600 years. near Minehead

DUNSTER WORKING WATERMILL
mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. near Minehead

EAST LAMBROOK MANOR GARDEN
Grade I listed garden. Nr Yeovil

EAST SOMERSET RAILWAY
steam engines and steaming days Nr Shepton Mallet

FARLEIGH HUNGERFORD CASTLE
Ruins of 14c castle with chapel. Nr Trowbridge (east)

FLEET AIR MUSEUM
Over 40 historic aircraft, flight simulator, exhibitions etc. Yeovilton (south)

FORDE ABBEY
12c Cistercian monastery. Chard (south)

GLASTONBURY ABBEY
The most mystical abbey in Britain! Glastonbury

HAYNES MOTOR MUSEUM
over 300 veteran, vintage and classic vehicles. Nr Yeovil

INTERNATIONAL HELICOPTER MUSEUM
Large display of helicopters. Weston-Super-Mare

LYTES CARY MANOR
14c manor house and scented garden. Nr Yeovil

MONTACUTE HOUSE
Magnificent Elizabethan house. Nr Yeovil

MUCHELNEY ABBEY
Well preserved remains of Benedictine abbey. Nr Yeovil

NUNNEY CASTLE
Small picturesque 14c moated castle. Nr Frome (east)

PINE LODGE - RIDING
Horse back riding on Exmoor. Dulverton (NW)

PRIEST'S HOUSE
A late medieval hall house. Langport (south)

RADSTOCK, MISDOMER NORTON & DISTRICT MUSEUM
Features include miners cottage, blacksmiths shop. South of Bath

RODE BIRD GARDENS
Hundreds of exotic birds. Nr Bath

SECRET WORLD
all weather badger & wildlife reserve. East Huntspill. (west)

SHEPPY'S CIDER FARM CENTRE
Cider sampling, nature walk and video. Nr Taunton

SHOE MUSEUM
History of shoemaking. Street (mid)

STOKE-SUB-HAMDON PRIORY
14c complex of buildings (remains). Nr Ilminster

TIME MACHINE
Changing exhibitions of personal collections. Weston-Super-Mare

TINTINHULL HOUSE GARDEN
A 20c formal garden surrounding a 17c house. Nr Yeovil

TROPIQUARIA
Indoor jungle & gardens. Minehead (NW)

WILLOW & WETLANDS VISITOR CENTRE
Tour and exhibition in working basket-making concern Nr. Taunton

WOOKEY HOLE CAVES
Large and beautifully lit cave complex. Nr Wells

 

 

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