Visit Somerset

Somerset and Avon is a beautiful part of the country which is a treat for anyone that visits. It is blessed with a mix of major towns and cities, beautiful British countryside and historic landscapes making it the perfect holiday destination for the family.

There is a lot of history in Somerset and Avon with Bristol being a big part of British maritime history, Bath is well known for being used as a spa resort by the Romans and you have Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury and Wells. These locations all have a range of different historical and modern attractions that everyone will love. Somerset also has Exmoor National Park and is blessed with some beautiful coastline beaches for you to explore. Somerset’s beach resorts offer the traditional British seaside holiday with resorts such as Weston-super-Mare, Burnham-on-Sea and Minehead offering donkey rides, fish and chips and amusement arcades.

Somerset and Avon have accommodation to suit everyones needs with a wide range of different places to stay on offer. You will find plenty of places to stay in Bristol with the usual metropolitain hotels, serviced apartments and bed and breakfasts on offer. For those that are more inclined to stay in a relaxing rural location then you will be pleased to know that there is plenty of accommodation like this available. If you enjoy camping or staying in a caravan then the region has a number of caravan parks and campsites around the county. These campsites are typically close to the coastline and you’ll be able to travel to destinations such as Cheddar Gorge and Caves and Glastonbury Tor.

If you prefer some where to stay that feels more like home then you will be more than satisfied with the wide variety of luxury holiday cottages in Somerset. A self catering cottage is a perfect solution for large groups and families. When you stay in a cottage like this you can use it as a base for traveling to all the different tourist attractions as well as preparing your own meals when and where you want. Many holiday cottages in Somerset come with beautiful gardens to play in as well as other facilities such as hot tubs or above ground swimming pools. If you want to bring a family pet that you would like to take with you on holiday you will find a number of pet friendly holiday cottages.

There are a number of tourist attractions that children of all ages will enjoy. Somerset has several country park attractions including Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre, Court Farm Country Park and The Fun Farm. Your kids will love Wookey Hole Caves and Paper Mill where they will be able to walk through the caves in search of the Wookey Hole Witch. Cricket St Thomas house and gardens provide a good day out with Bristol Zoo offering an amazing world of animals to inspire and amaze children and parents.

If you are interested in sampling the regions culinary delights then you will pleased to hear that Somerset and Avon has an abundance of wonderful restaurants. Many of these restaurants serve traditional delicacies but if you want something more international then you’ll be able to find that too. You’ll be able to find more exotic menus in Bristol restaurants as there are restaurants serving sushi, chinese and indian cusine. Somerset is also well known for it locally made cider and ales. There are a number of cider farmhouses you can visit as well as brewery tours where you will be able to sample traditionally produced drinks. What ever you decide to do Somerset and Avon provide the perfect attractions for a holiday in the UK.

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