Somerset Travel Guide

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Bath

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915,2013,187

Weston-Super-Mare

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57,82,54

Glastonbury

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138,436,13

Minehead

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23,65,27

Porlock

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34,97,1

Cheddar

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29,102,6

Wells

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94,316,14

Yeovil

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17,10,28

Brean

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19,39,0

Taunton

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17,31,41

Burnham on Sea

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11,37,0

Clevedon

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1,3,3

Wookey

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3,16,0

Frome

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6,1,7

Dunster

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10,26,1

Bridgwater

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6,3,17

Wilton

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5,15,0

Crewkerne

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0,0,1

Bruton

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2,2,0

Bath

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  • Roman Baths

    Bath Things to Do

    It's a matter of taste, what "the most romantic buildings" anywhere can be... The Roman Baths and Temple of Aquae Sulis Minerva were voted "the most romantic buildings in Britain" by the Royal Institute of Royal Architects, in 2010. I have limited knowledge of Britain but even so... I agree with this description of the Roman Baths. A word about...

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  • Apsley House Hotel

    Bath Hotels

    One of the finest guest houses in Bath. The ideal place to take someone special for a treat... Not...

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  • Sally Lunn's

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bath Restaurants

    I had afternoon tea at Sally Lunn's, home of the original bath bun, twice on my visits to Bath. The afternoon tea consist of a Bath Bun with jam and clotted cream and with either tea or coffee. On my first visit to Bath (June 2006), I ordered the 'Sally Lunn Cream Tea' which includes half a toasted Sally Lunn Bun is served with strawberry jam and...

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Weston-Super-Mare

  • The Grand Pier

    Weston-Super-Mare Things to Do

    We had a great time strolling on the Grand Pier. We took the Land Train up to the amusements and tried our hand at grabbing, unsuccessfully min you, at the Thomas the Tank Engine toys.They have a nice Adventure Cove soft play area for the youngsters and a wicked looking indoor go kart track for the teenagersWe stopped for a very decent fish and...

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  • Beachlands Hotel

    Weston-Super-Mare Hotels

    What an amazing surprise this was - from outside the hotel looked like any old seaside hotel but...

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  • Ice Cream Sundaes

    Weston-Super-Mare Restaurants

    We had a lovely time on the balcony overlooking the Grand Pier.We had our fish and chips earlier, on the pier, but they were happy for us to come in for just drinks and desserts.The staff were really friendly and helped out with our youngster ... supplying extra spoons for the ice creams.

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Glastonbury

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  • Tourist Information Centre

    Glastonbury Things to Do

    The Glastonbury Tourist Information Centre is located in the Glastonbury Tribunal, a 15th century building that was originally thought to have been a merchant’s house. The building is also home to the Lake Village Museum - which contains artefacts from one of Europe's most famous archaeological sites.The centre has a variety of postcards, leaflets...

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  • Wessex

    Glastonbury Hotels

    High Street, Glastonbury, BA16 0EF, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Glastonbury Abbey

    Glastonbury Things to Do

    The abbey was founded in the 7th century by the Saxons and enlarged in the 10th century by the Abbot of Glastonbury, before a major fire in 1184 destroyed the buildings and many ancient treasures. The abbey was rebuilt and by the 14th century was one of the richest and most powerful monasteries in England.As well as the Abbey there is 36 acres of...

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Minehead

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  • West Somerset Railway

    Minehead Things to Do

    We decided to take a step back in time and take a journey on the West Somerset Railway. The line is 33kms in length between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead making it the longest standard gauge heritage railway in the country. The railway runs mainly steam trains but there are also diesel and special trains. We travelled from Bishops Lydeard to...

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  • Butlins Resort

    Minehead Hotels

    This was my first stay at Butlins and you can see the white tenty thing (known as the Skyline...

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  • Between Beers? - Visit The Harbour

    Minehead Things to Do

    Having two cracking pubs in the harbour area is reason enough to wander down that way and the harbour itself is well worth the visit too. In its heyday Minehead was quite an important port (a couple of hundred years ago) and in more recent times (a hundred years ago when it had a proper pier) was a major day-trippers destination from South Wales,...

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Porlock

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  • Porlock's Three Pubs

    Porlock Things to Do

    I was tempted to write three separate reviews, one for each of the pubs, but I sortof like the holistic relationship ("ship" - HA!) that the trio offer and so am running them together under one banner.The holy (or unholy depending on your viewpoint) triumvirate are (in west to east order): the Ship, the Castle and the Royal Oak and in east to west...

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  • Lorna Doone Hotel

    Porlock Hotels

    High Street, Porlock, TA24 8PS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • When You Hear The Bells

    Porlock Local Customs

    About 5 pm every evening except Sundays you'll hearing the ringing of handbells and the honking of hooters in the High Street. This isn't an emergency evacuation warning but simple a local custom of the shops to announce last orders before they close.I happened to be in the pub at the time and didn't get out fast enough to catch a pic of the event...

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Cheddar

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  • Cheddar Gorge & Caves

    Cheddar Things to Do

    Britain’s deepest gorge was carved by torrential floods of a melting ice age and is much loved by rock climbers and cavers alike, there are 27 limestone cliffs rising 450 feet and an extensive cave system, complete with stalactite caverns. There are also lots of onsite attractions including a cliff top walk and two show caves are open to the...

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  • Hillview Farm Bed & Breakfast

    Cheddar Hotels

    , Wedmore, BS28, Cheddar, BS28 4QE, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Car Parking – Lakeside

    Cheddar Transportation

    Lakeside Car ParkThis car park is one of the Longleat owned, as such it may not be the cheapest but it is conveniently situated at the lower end of the Gorge just before the start of the attractions.Pay at kiosk and DisplayLong StayCapacity: 50 carsSunday to Saturday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pmOctober to February: FreeThe Cliffs, Cheddar BS27 3QESeptember...

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Wells

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  • Cathedral

    Wells Things to Do

    We were not able to enter the cathedral. I think a wedding was in progress as a troop of clergymen went and the doors were closed behind them. I walked around and admired the facade with its numerous statues. The tower , the doors, minor carvings all added to its majesty. I am so glad I finally had the chance to see ity.

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  • Best Western Swan Hotel

    Wells Hotels

    There's one thing that makes you feel right at home in a foreign hotel. Someone speaking your very...

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  • Next Stop......

    Wells Restaurants

    The Carriage Restaurant is literally an old pullman railway carriage located to the rear of the Station Inn. We decided to eat here after booking one of the rooms through the Station Inn for a night. We were not disappointed in the least. The interior of the carriage is tastefully decorated to its' former glory, it was modelled on the dining car of...

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Yeovil

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  • Pen Mill Hotel

    Yeovil Restaurants

    I've eaten here a couple of times: the food was good enough for me to be willing to repeat the experience without being particularly wonderful. Certainly the portions are generous: a side order of (very acceptable indeed) chips was large enough to need three of those ghastly little sachets of ketchup): similarly a chicken sandwich came with a...

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  • Sparkford Inn

    Yeovil Hotels

    Everything was bad at this place, I don't even know where to start. When we arrived, we realised...

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  • Pew runners to die for: St John the...

    Yeovil Things to Do

    Having a gander at the church is one of those touristy things one does, isn't it. There's usually something of interest. The church itself is nice but not drop-dead gorgeous. It's largely C14, with a certain amount of mid-victorian restoration. The stained glass is all Victorian or later, and suffered bomb damage during the 39-45 war: particularly...

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Brean

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  • Cider Drinking

    Brean Shopping

    There must be a rule somewhere that when in Somerset you must sample the cider. If there isn't rule then there should be.We popped into this well stocked farm shop on our way back from Weston Super Mare. The owner is really friendly and he'll give you some great advice on what to buy. He'll even give you a free sample.Enjoy

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  • Brean Splash Waterpark

    Brean Things to Do

    Excellent place to cool down when the sun gets too hot.There's inside and outside pools. There are slides of various sizes and an excellent splash park for the little ones.Good value, great fun

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  • Tasty Local Beer

    Brean Shopping

    A tasty treat for the steam train loving beer drinker in the family.I picked these up in the Puxton farm shop.

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Taunton

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  • Nice food 4 U!

    Taunton Restaurants

    Stylish pizza/pasta restaurant with outdoor seating for 20-30,and indoors for 80.Non smokin restaurant.Main courses apprx.£7.50. OPEN 12 Noon untill 11pm daily Havent eating there as of yet,but always busy

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  • Brookfield House

    Taunton Hotels

    The B&B is quite close to the center the owner is very friendly and welcoming, they only have a few...

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  • St Mary Magdalene

    Taunton Things to Do

    The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, set strikingly in the centre of Taunton, has been the town church since 1308 - a heritage of 700 years. Over the next two centuries it was to become the largest parish church in Somerset. Of particular note is the tower described by Simon Jenkins as "the finest in England. It makes its peace with the sky not...

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Burnham on Sea

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  • HMS Burnham

    Burnham on Sea Off The Beaten Path

    A plaque on the sea defense wall commemorates the towns links with the WWII Battle of the Atlantic 1940-1944.The UK was very short of destroyers after Dunkirk and so gratefully accepted the "gift" of 50 US destroyers. One of these ships was the USS Aulick, which was renamed HMS Burnham.HMS Burnham - which was named after both Burnham-On-Sea in the...

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  • Ice Cream Sundaes

    Burnham on Sea Restaurants

    After a walk to the wooden lighthouse and a lunchtime picnic, it was time to have one of our favourite seaside treats.The Bay View Cafe served up two splendid ice cream sundaes ... that were consumed too quickly for me to get a photo of.Other seaside revelers were enjoying tasty fish and chip lunches, but we stuck to the dessert menu.

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  • Watch out for the soft sand and mud

    Burnham on Sea Warnings and Dangers

    The beaches are wonderful but the soft sand and mud flats can be dangerous.Take care not to go out too far when the tide is out and heed the danger signs and advice from the beach lifeguards.It shouldn't stop you having fun, but let's keep safe.

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Clevedon

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  • Clevedon Pier

    Clevedon Things to Do

    When I first saw Clevedon Pier it was in two parts where part of it had collapsed so therefore closed to the public, fortunately it has been restored and is now open again.It is a beautiful old building and I`m so glad that it has been re-opened, hopefully I`ll be able to visit it again soon.

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  • Walton Park Hotel

    Clevedon Hotels

    Wellington Terrace, Clevedon, Somerset, BS21 7BL,

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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Wookey

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  • Wookey Hole

    Wookey Things to Do

    This was my first trip to Wookey Hole, though I have been to Cheddar Gorge 3 times. On arrival, which was a few minutes before the opening time, I had no problems finding a parking space in the free car park. One hour later it was a completely different story with no parking spaces available, cars being parked in the road outside reducing the busy...

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  • visit Wookey Holes

    Wookey Things to Do

    The water draining through the sandstone, and the changing course of the river Axe have formed this maze of tunnels and chambers. There are stalagmites and stalactites, but these are not very interesting if compared to those at Cheddar Gorge [see my Cheddar pages], but the size of the chambers are definitely awe-inspiring. The river seems just a...

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  • Dark caves of Wookey Hole

    Wookey Things to Do

    Wookey Hole Caves Attraction has a few different attractions like ofcourse The caves, A papermill, a little ravine, a mirror maze and a penny arcade. In my opinion the first three are nice, the fourth is nice for the children and the last attraction you can skip.

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Frome

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  • A Surprise for a Vegetarian!

    Frome Off The Beaten Path

    The Mason's Arms Pub, about a mile from Frome (Somerset) centre city, near the Sainsbury's, is a surprise for the vegetarian. Besides the tasty and really healthy portions of fish and chips (the fish is bigger than the plate) and the other excellent pub fare, the chef at Mason's Arms really caters to the vegetarian. No frozen veggie patties here!...

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  • Premier Inn

    Frome Hotels

    Commerce Park, Jenson Avenue, Frome, BA11 2LD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Owner Very Rude!

    Frome Restaurants

    This was one of the best places in Frome to visit with a baby in tow, this has now changed as I have just received the worst customer service there from the owner of the cafe. This lady is very rude and does not deserve for you to spend your money in her business.

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Dunster

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  • Take a walk on Exmoor

    Dunster Things to Do

    For a avid hiker or a mere stroller, Exmoor is an absolutely beautiful place to spend some time. The steep climbs are all worth it when you get to the top and take in the view.As you walk from Dunster to the moor, you will cross over Gallox Bridge which is a medieval packhorse bridge crossing over the River Avill. Both people and horses used this...

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  • Yarn Market Hotel

    Dunster Hotels

    25-33 High Street, Dunster, TA24 6SF, gb

  • Prettier villages exist

    Dunster Tourist Traps

    This place is nice enough to drive through, but not worth going out of the way for. It is horribly expensive and very touristy. Souvenieers and food are a lot cheaper else where. There are far better and prettier villages to visit - try Porlock just a few miles further on.

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