Located in United Kingdom, Somerset is an ideal choice of family vacation spot with beaches, countryside and busy towns to explore around. Whether you wish to relax in a luxury beach resort, enjoy a simple B&B, or spend a camping holiday or a farm stay, you’ll find numerous options available for varied interests. Between the visits, don’t forget to visit historical ruins to appreciate the British culture. (Photos By irisphoto1/shutterstock)
ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, was a monastery in Glastonbury, Somerset, England
kitchen abbot of Glastonbury Abbey
ruins of Cleeve Abbey, medieval monastery located near the village of Washford in Somerset, England
BATH, ENGLAND – JULY 28: statue of angel from King Edward VII Memorial in Parade Gardens on July 28, 2015 in Bath, Somerset, England
Parade Gardens, park with lawns and flower beds in Bath, Somerset, England
Lovers Bridge over River Avill, the Mill Walk, Dunster Castle in Somerset, England
Minehead, Somerset, England – JULY 30: Dunster Castle Hotel on July 30, 2015 in Minehead, Somerset, UK. Located in National Park Dunster, 5-minute walk of St George’s Church and Dunster Castle
Glastonbury, Somerset, England – JULY 29: picturesque street of city of Glastonbury, England on July 29, 2015 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England
Glastonbury, Somerset, England – JULY 29: Town Hall of Glastonbury on July 29, 2015 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England
BATH, ENGLAND – JULY 28: The New Theatre Royal on July 28, 2015 in Bath, Somerset, England, is over 200 years old, with capacity for an audience of around 900
BATH, ENGLAND – JULY 28: tourists and locals enjoy a sunny day in the historic Bath Abbey and Roman Baths on July 28, 2015 in Bath, UK. Bath receives 4.5M visitors a year
BATH, ENGLAND – July 27, 2015: Tourists at the ancient Roman Bath Museum, West England on July 27, 2015 The Roman baths are the most famous tourist attraction in the city of Bath
ancient roman bath museum, West England, the roman baths are the most famous tourist attraction in the city of Bath
BATH, ENGLAND – JULY 28: the Empire Hotel, by architect Major Charles Edward Davis for the hotelier Alfred Holland on July 28, 2015 in Bath, Somerset, England now converted to apartments
Wells Cathedral (Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew), Wells Abbey on sunny day, Somerset, England
Wells Cathedral (Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew), Wells Abbey and park on sunny day, Somerset, England
What to See and Do in Somerset
By Mary Godago
Somerset is home to some of the most beautiful places. You will enjoy your holidays in Somerset when you stay at Somerset holiday cottages. If you are holidaying as a family or with a group of friends, you can choose to stay at the spacious Somerset holiday cottages. Somerset holiday cottages are fully furnished and include self-catering facilities which is ideal if you plan to cook your own food during your holidays in Somerset.
West Somerset Coast Path
Step out of the comfortable Somerset holiday cottages and head over to West Somerset to enjoy this walking trail. The West Somerset Coast Path starts from the hamlet of Steart and goes on to the coastal resort of Minehead. The trail also passes through the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The West Somerset Coast Path is about 25 miles in length and is ideal for a walking expedition with your family or group of friends. One of the best parts of taking this walking trail is that you can join the path at a number of locations. This allows you to choose the length of your walk so that you do not feel intimidated to complete the whole 25 miles. There are also several circular walks adjoining the main route giving you access to towns and villages at Williton, Kilve, West Quantoxhead, Watchet, Dunster, Minehead and Blue Anchor. There are several shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, B&BS and hotels available at these towns and villages.
You can visit Clarks Village while staying at the comfortable Somerset holiday cottages and head over to Clarks Village. Clarks Village is located on Farm Road, Somerset and is one of the places you should not miss during your holidays here. This is one of the places where you can enjoy yourself shopping to your heart’s content. Clarks Village has an attractive landscaped setting and provides visitors a chance to enjoy entertainment and factory shopping. Some of the attractions at Clarks Village include the Shoe Museum, covered walkways, children’s play areas, 90 factory shops, restaurants and picnic areas. Just visiting the Clarks Village for an hour or two is just not enough; you should plan on spending the whole morning or afternoon here.
Conygar Wood and Tower
Visit the Conygar Wood and Tower during your holidays in Somerset. The wood is named Conygar and the name is derived from “coney” which means rabbit and “garth” which means garden. The tower in the woods was commissioned by Henry Fownes Luttrell of Dunster Castle in the year 1775. There was also an artificial ‘ruined’ gatehouse and a wooden statue that was constructed at Conygar Wood. The statue is now lost but the arches of the gatehouse can still be seen to the west of the tower in the woods.
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