Countryside attractions in Somerset



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

Exmoor 
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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British History Quiz

This monastery on the banks of the River Tyne was the home of scholar and author The Venerable Bede



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This Day in British History

19 January, 1442

Duchess of Gloucester convicted of attempting to kill Henry VI by sorcery

The duchess (Eleanor Cobham) is divorced from the duke and imprisoned for life

Monarch Mayhem

He was married to Henrietta Maria of France



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Clevedon (Self catering)
The Milking Parlour, Clevedon

The Milking Parlour

Sitting room with electric 'living flame' fire and dining area. Well equipped kitchen. Double bedroom with four poster bed with ensuite shower room/WC. Two twin bedded rooms. Bathroom/WC (shower over …
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Weston-super-Mare (Self catering)
Cottage: HCPLUMH, Weston-super-Mare

FCH5503

NESTLED IN TRANQUILLITY AND PERFECT FOR TOURING THE WHOLE OF SOMERSET. SLEEPS 8+2

This spacious, south facing, semi-detached Georgian property adjoining the Owner's home has a wealth of period features and …
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Castle Cary (Hotel)
The George Hotel

The George Hotel

It has managed to preserve many historic features of the town, such as the round house, horsepond and many other local buildings, dating back to the 16th century. The hotel is owned and managed by Daniel Patrick along with family and staff. Our aim is to provide our guests with … more >>

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Glastonbury (Hotel)
The George and Pilgrim

The George and Pilgrim

Built in the 1400s The George and Pilgrim is the oldest purpose-built pub in the South West of England. Situated in the heart of Glastonbury it is steeped in history and old folk law. The building has a paneled stone frontage mullion windows and old oak beams. All 14 … more >>

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