Countryside attractions in Somerset

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Badgworthy Water
The heart of Lorna Doone country - Badgworthy Water offers excellent walking trails deep into Exmoor National Park.

a huge sandstone plateau split by deep coombes, or wooded valleys, Exmoor is home to some of the most varied and beautiful scenery in England. Somerset is home to about 2/3 of Exmoor, with the remainder lying in Devon, to the west.

Exmoor Heritage Coast
England's highest coastline, with striking "hog-back" cliffs towering over the Bristol Channel.

Mendip Hills
A high limestone ridge in northeast Somerset, riddled with caves such as Cheddar Cave and Wookey Hole. Below the Hills are the Somerset Levels, marshy ground that was under water in the Middle Ages.

South West Coast Path
the longest and, occasionally most arduous, of England's National Trails runs from Minehead along the coast and into Devon on its way to Lands End and the south coast.

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Martock (Self catering)
Ashes Country Lodge, Martock

Ashes Country Lodge

Ground floor: Living room/dining area with oak floor. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms both with en-suite shower room and toilet.
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Taunton (Self catering)
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Knapp Cottages Swallows Barn

1 OF 3 BARN CONVERSIONS ON A HILLTOP COUNTRY SETTING BLESSED WITH STUNNING VIEWS These superb old barns have been lovingly converted into three holiday units. Finished to a¬†high …
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Castle Cary (Hotel)
The George Hotel

The George Hotel

A 15th century country town hotel at the centre of historic Castle Cary, nestling in the hills of South Somerset.Two bars the George Bar with an original inglenook fireplace and the snug for non smokers offer bar meals with tasty chefs specials and a selection of real ales.The elegant panelled … more >>

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Shepton Mallet (Hotel)
Charlton House

Charlton House

A luxury country house with a unique story- built in 1630 and opened as a hotel in 1996 by Roger Saul the creator of the British design label, Mulberry and his wife Monty. Nestling peacefully on the edge of an English market town, this atmospheric country house hotel has retained … more >>

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