Somerset is one of the most relaxing counties in England with a variety of places to visit and things to do. From the soft coastline along the Bristol Channel going inland to the Somerset Levels which then rise to Glastonbury Tor and drop down to Wookey Hole. Weston Super-Mare has lovely beaches and plenty to do for the children. The many villages and towns all over Somerset offer lovely holiday cottages to stay and relax and explore Somerset.
Somerset’s rugged north coast is home to secluded fossil beaches, ancient harbours, fishing communities and welcoming seaside resorts. Watchet is a charming harbour town on the eastern edge of Exmoor National Park, overlooking the Bristol Channel, with a historic port, bustling marina and quaint streets, packed with independent businesses. Gently rolling hills, hedgerows, flat pastures and rugged moors make Somerset the perfect picture of rural England. The Blackdown Hills, Mendips, Quantocks, Somerset Levels and Exmoor National Park are all dominated by glorious countryside, while thriving cathedral cities and towns such as Wells, Bath and Glastonbury are packed with culture and popular bases for exploring the area. To the north, Somerset meets the sea with fossil beaches, harbours, towering cliffs and charming seaside resorts. This ancient land is scattered with historical landmarks, with 11,500 listed buildings, 523 ancient monuments, 192 conservation areas, 41 parks and gardens, 36 English Heritage sites and 19 National Trust sites.