Somerset is one of our favourite areas of the UK – with so much to see and do, and not forgetting the wide range of delicious local food and drink, visitors to the area are spoiled for choice. In fact, you’ll probably need to return again and again to see even half of what’s available. Whether it’s your first time in Somerset or you’re a regular here, we’ve compiled a cheat sheet to help you easily discover its hidden gems. From top areas of interest to stunning gardens, best kept secrets to not-to-be-missed annual events, there’s something to suit all tastes.
Somerset is comprised of many bustling areas, all offering plenty to tourists and residents alike. So whether you fancy a relaxing spa day in Bath, a spot of retail therapy in Taunton or a day exploring the countryside in Glastonbury, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to pay a visit to Cheddar, home to Cheddar Gorge where the famous cheese is still matured today. Fancy a daytrip to the seaside? Then head to Weston-Super-Mare for traditional seaside fun.
There’s always something going on in Somerset so if you’re in the area, be sure to consult our list of annual events. From the Yeovil Beer Festival in April to Glastonbury Festival in June; Taunton Flower Show in August to the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival every November, finding a new event is easy.
The green-fingered among you will appreciate the many spectacular gardens of Somerset. From the official Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) partner garden, The Walled Gardens of Cannington, in Bridgwater to the historic gardens of Hestercombe in Taunton, Somerset gardens are truly a sight to behold.
Where to eat
With so many local delicacies to try, knowing where to eat can be tricky – but it doesn’t have to be. Book a table at any of our recommended restaurants and be assured of top-quality, award-winning food every time. Whether you’re looking to romance a loved one or simply want a bite to eat en-route to somewhere, we’ve got you covered.
Best kept secrets
Take a trip to the Perry’s Cider orchard and factory to learn all about how this popular Somerset drink is made – don’t forget to buy a few bottles before you leave. If you’re a fan of shopping, head to Clarks Village Factory Outlet Store to save money on well-known brands including Lakeland, M&S, and of course Clarks. Fans of the TV series Broadchurch will love a visit to the seaside village of West Bay – see how much you recognise from the show.
For more information about what’s on offer in Somerset, check out our cheat sheet infographic below. If Somerset appeals to you, why not book a stay at our Cricket St. Thomas Hotel and explore the area for yourself.
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<p>Somerset Cheat Sheet– An infographic by the team at <a href=”http://blog.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk/“>Warner Leisure Hotels</a></p>