Hi everyone! Today I thought I’d share with you some of Somerset’s top attractions. Some of you may know that I live in Taunton, the county town of Somerset, so I know of lot’s of things to do in the area.
First up are some national trust properties. Even if you’re not a member, you can still pay to go round these sights, and a lot of the time the grounds are free. A couple of my favourites are Barrington Court, which is just down the road from Taunton, and Dunster Castle. Dunster village is also a lovely day out.
Onto a very famous sight, which I’m sure a lot of you will have heard of, Stonehenge. I’ve never been into this attraction, but I’ve seen it countless times from the main road driving past. It’s famous for being one of the countries great wonders, as no-one seems to know how it got there or what it was used for.
Another site worth a visit is Glastonbury Tor. Situated in the town of Glastonbury, this landmark is on top of quite a large hill. It is quite a way up to the top, but is worth it when you get there. There are great views of the surrounding hills and you can read all about the structure inside.
One of my favourite attractions in the county is Longleat Safari Park. I touched briefly on this one in my Best festive days out in the South West post. It is a great safari park, and there is also the walk around zoo, boat trip, train ride and house tour. It really is a great day out.
A great place to visit in Somerset is the city of Bath. One main attraction is the Roman baths which is packed with history, and attached is a great museum too. Also if you’re looking to look around the city, I’d recommend the ‘hop on hop off’ bus that takes you round with an audio tour.
Lastly, Somerset has some lovely beaches. There’s Weston-super-mare on the north coast, as well as Brean and Bossington Beach.
Have you visited any of these places?
Until next time.