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Popular things to do in Somerset

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History Museum
The Roman Baths Bath
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Bath Abbey Bath
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Spa
Spas Bath
3.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Wells Cathedral Wells
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Many people refer to modern Somerset as the "Jewel of the Southwest," but the ancient Welsh Celts often described it as the "Land of the Summer People." Authentic and cozy country pubs are scattered throughout this county, which is known for its rolling rural landscapes. Somerset’s major business is sheep and cattle farming, so make sure your trip includes a sample of its most notable product, the world-famous Cheddar cheese. Extend your gastronomical itinerary by tasting Somerset's well-known strong ciders, brewed using traditional methods. With its landscapes of meadows, hills, and hedgerows, Somerset is a picture-perfect representative of a simpler world, where you can enjoy a holiday far from the bustle of the big cities and overcrowded tourist attractions. Take a look at our United Kingdom itinerary planner to refine the details of your trip to Somerset.

Museums in Somerset

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History Museum
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath Bath
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
The Jane Austen Centre Bath
3.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Fashion Museum Bath Bath
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Holburne Museum Bath
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Somerset

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Art Museum
American Museum & Gardens Bath
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
Chalice Well Glastonbury
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Royal Victoria Park Bath
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Architectural Building
Vicar's Close Wells
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Somerset

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Ruin
Glastonbury Abbey Glastonbury
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens Wells
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Bath Street Bath
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Somerset

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Canyon
Cheddar Gorge Cheddar
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Theme Park
Wookey Hole Caves Wookey Hole
3.2
Duration: 8 hours
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Science Museum
Herschel Museum of Astronomy Bath
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Pier / Boardwalk
Grand Pier Weston super Mare
3.0
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Somerset

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Garden
Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT) Bath
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Parade Gardens Bath
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Garden
Milton Lodge Gardens Wells
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Playground
Abbey Park Playground Glastonbury
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Farm
Cary Alpacas Yeovil
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Theater
Chapel Arts Centre Bath
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Emma Rose Art Works Bath
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Entertainment Center
Battle Archery Ltd Keynsham
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

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