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Highlights in Somerset
- Fantastic beaches
- Mountain hiking
- Industrial heritage
- Pretty Welsh towns
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The English county of Somerset has so many surprises waiting to be unwrapped by the curious visitor. Stunning views across open countryside, golden sandy beaches, historic towns, exciting museums and much more! Holiday rentals galore await you on the gorgeous and diverse northern coastline, in the interior in one of the many archetypal English villages such as Shepton Mallet, or in one of its historical towns, such as Glastonbury and Bridgwater, which make great bases from which to explore the county.Lettings to take your breath away
Few places anywhere in the world offer such a wide range of fabulous holiday rentals. Traditional countryside farmhouses with stone walls and glorious fireplaces, quintessential thatched-roofed buildings built in the days of Shakespeare, archetypal terraced town houses covered in ivy climbers. The plethora of choice is wonderful, and your memorable visit to Somerset is guaranteed.
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The area and getting around
Somerset is a large English country located in the southwest of the country. There are many places to visit in Somerset – the open countryside of the interior, the magnificent architecture in the towns of Glastonbury and Taunton, and the miles of spectacular coastline in the north. Visit the picturesque seaside harbours at Porlock Weir or Minehead, relax on a beach in the Victorians towns of Burnham-on-Sea or Weston-super-Mare, explore the historic monuments at Wellington or Burton Pynsent, or discover one of the county’s myriad impressive museums such as Haynes International Motor Museum and the Fleet Air Arm Museum.Coastal adventures in Somerset
The Somerset coast offers everything from seaside resorts on golden-sand beaches to soaring cliffs and serene wetlands. Don’t miss Berrow Beach, the second largest stretch of sand in Europe, which encompasses dunes marshland and attracts an incredible array of seabirds to spot. And be sure to dedicate a day to visiting Porlock Weir, arguably the most beautiful spot on the Somerset coast, bounded by a picture-perfect fishing village with thatched cottages and gardens bursting with colourful flowers.
Travellers and activities
Are you and your family looking for a new adventure? Whether you fancy water parks, meeting the county’s animals or exploring its many gardens there is plenty of entertainment to be had in Somerset. Visit the West and East Somerset Railway, a great spot for families with a love for locomotives and history, where you are whisked away on a fun ride on a heritage steam train through the beautiful Mendip countryside. Spend a day at Puxton Park, the ultimate location for families looking for thrills, adventure and cute animals to meet all in one spot – Find you way out of a maze, pet a mob of meerkats, frolic in the adventure areas, take on the assault course or sail around the lake. Just two of countless days out at your fingertips!Somerset for museumists
Somerset has some of the largest curated collections in the UK. See cars that span the entire 20th century at the Hayes International Motor Museum at Sparkford, or airplanes from the same era at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton. There is a Tudor house in Axbridge packed full of local artefacts, a Boat Museum in the old port of Watchet, a Fashion Museum in Bath, a Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury, a museum about coal mining in Radstock, and so much more!
Skittles, a game of pins which are knocked down by a ball, was invented in Somerset, and it later became the globally famous game of ten pin bowling!
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Located in the far north of county, this reserve offers nature enthusiasts a leisurely afternoon. Stroll around the saltmarshes, tidal creeks and grasslands, and look out for the local fauna residents including water voles, otters and brown hares.2. Explore Somerset’s glittering past
The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, described by an American visitor 130 years ago as a ‘palace of enchantment’, is a stunning medieval real-life museum that is open for all to enjoy. The palace is surrounded by an awe-inspiring moat and 14 acres of outstanding gardens to explore3. Visit the spiritual town of Glastonbury
In Glastonbury normal life interfaces with the occult. Churches sit next to Buddhist Temples, hippies busk for change, gypsies sell lucky heather, and the smell of incense permeates the air. Be sure to explore this spiritual town’s hidden little courtyards and independent shops selling exotic wares.4. Take a trip to Tiffany’s
Take a memorable trip to the seaside and enjoy the spectacular views from the exquisite Tiffany's Restaurant with panoramic sea views and traditional favourites from fish and chips to afternoon tea for two. The restaurant is located on the Grand Pier in Western-super-Mare.5. Try out your mountain biking skills!
Explore one of the UK’s most beautiful natural landmarks. Be witness to its breath-taking cliffs and fascinating underground stalactite show caves, learn the secrets of our prehistoric ancestors, and experience the wonder of nature, wildlife, history and adventure on a fabulous day out in Somerset!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Somerset
Somerset is one of the cheapest destinations in the United Kingdom! For a stay here you will pay around £127.37 per night.
If you want to save the maximum amount during your visit to Somerset, go there in January (£105.8 per night on average), March (£106.83), or February (£108.81) to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When it comes to looking for a holiday letting in Somerset, the months when it is most expensive are, in descending order, July, June and November with average prices per night of £147.62, £141.71, and £136.36, respectively.
So you don't run out of accommodation options in Somerset, we recommend you to think ahead, as 72% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
In 2019, the months with the largest number of accommodations available in Somerset were May, January, and April with average availabilities of 52.2%, 47% and 45.5%, respectively.
The months with the lowest properties available in Somerset are, in order, August, September and October, with respective average availability figures of 3.6%, 4.5%, and 13.2%, based on data collected in 2020.
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