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Days out in Somerset

Planning the best days out in Somerset can be a little tricky when you are in such a beautiful and diverse county. Covering over 1300 square miles, Somerset is the 7th largest county in England. Within it you’ll find stunning countryside, sandy beaches and incredible architecture. There are more to days out in Somerset than cider and Cheddar cheese (but we would heartily recommend both of these as well).

Great days out in Somerset

To help, we have put together a map which contains 20 things to see and do on days out in Somerset. Whittling the list down to just 20 was incredibly difficult, (apologies to all the fantastic places that we left out) but we needed the map to be A4 in size!

After much discussion, we believe that our list includes something for everyone – a good number of the places are suitable for people of all ages. All those that feature are less than 30 miles from the hotel. Some are just a short stroll from our front door (Wells Cathedral, The Bishop’s Palace and Vicars’ Close) while you will need a car and perhaps a head for heights to enjoy others.

Days out in Somerset

Go underground at Wookey Hole

So, what else apart from some Wells treasures are on our map? Well, we have included gorgeous gorges, marvellous museums, historic houses, great gardens and a gallery. Our map takes you from the Bristol Botanical Garden in the north of the county to Montacute House in the South East. Then it’s time to pack your bucket and spade for a visit to the beach and pier at Weston-super-Mare.

View the map and download a copy of our Days out in Somerset map

Printed versions of the map are available at our reception.

We hope that you will enjoy your own days out in Somerset this year. And if you require a great hotel we know just the one…