6 Places to visit in Somerset  

Somerset is a lovely county in the South West of the UK. If you go by the common misconception you would think everyone is country bumpkins, who speak funny and drink too much cider. Actually that is kinda right but it just adds to the charm of this stunning area. 

I’ve lived in this beautiful area of the UK for almost a third of my life and still haven’t even been everywhere yet.

However I have chosen 6 of my favourite places that if you should definitely visit if you find yourself down this way. All within less than an hour drive of each other so you could do all of these in one weekend. 
Glastonbury Abbey
I have been to this place so many times as I just love it. Anyone in the south west knows there is much more to Glastonbury than the festival. It’s a very spiritual town and the abbey is said to be the final resting place of King Arthur. It’s a serene place clocked in history, from the Saxons to the Normans. It truly is beautiful even in its ruined state I can only imagine how beautiful it was in the past. 

Cheddar cheese, cheddar village and Cheddar Gorge. All great and all need to be enjoyed on your visit. The gorge has lots of walks for all levels of fitness with spectacular views of the mendips. There is caves to be explored and lots of lovely tea shops to stop at and refuel.You can also rock climb if you want something more adventurous than hiking. 

Clevedon Pier
This Victorian Pier is stunning both in looks and that it’s still standing after so many years. It was opened in 1869. Pier’s are a key part of the Great British Seaside and the museum that is attached to the pier shows just how much this pier shaped the history of Clevedon and Somerset. Also if you’re a 1D fan they filmed one of their video clips here a couple of years ago. 

Middle Hope and Sand Point- Kewstoke
Another recent find. This is a National Trust area and perfect for a picnic or walk along the coast line. This area is in British history as weapons were tested here in the Second World War. There is stunning views out over the Estuary and is just as lovely in winter as it is in summer.  

Burnham on Sea Lighthouse

I discovered this gem only last year and you can find some more pictures here. I went in Autumn so the beach wasn’t as busy as it would be in the height of summer and it was beautiful even then. Bit of an odd one but I do love a beach walk in Autumn and winter. This lighthouse is super photogenic and also really interesting to see as it sits low on the beach. 

Wells is the UK’s smallest city and has a stunning Cathedral that has to be seen. Closely located to the Cathedral is The Bishop’s Palace and the extremely photogenic Vicars Close. The Cathedral is in Gothic Style and is open to all to explore. The Bishop’ Palace has been the home of the Bishop for over 800 years. The Garden and Moat are beautiful and although there is always others walking it’s always quiet and peaceful. The Vicars Close is thought to be the only complete medieval street left in the UK. Whenever I am there I always feel like I’m in a scene from Harry Potter!

So these are 6 of my favourite places in Somerset. To be honest I could have done a list of 20 but this is more of a taster for you to get you down to our gorgeous county. 

Have you been to Somerset? Where was your favourite place? I’d love to hear them so please do share below in the comments


15 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful pictures! So much to discover in the UK! I remember going to Somerset with my family when I was a child 🙂


    1. Thanks so much! Yes so much to discover it’s great the landscape and history here is brilliant! X

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  2. Debbie H says:

    Great post with some great memories! A few new places to add to the list when next we visit 🙂

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    1. Yep I’ll be ready and waiting to show you the sights xx

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      1. Lorna says:

        Sorry to butt in, but I gotta say, you guys are adorable. Cherish each other, Mel and Debbie. xox

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  3. emfletche says:

    Great post Mel, we visited Clevedon for the first time last year and it’s a lovely little seaside town. And Wells is where I had my first ever Belgian Bun (they say you never forget your first…:D) x


  4. Lorna says:

    Never been, but actually want to go. I hear there’s good cider? Also, I want to do laps on that boardwalk. xox


  5. Never been but am longing to. Enjoyed your post! #ThrowbackThursday


  6. What an absolutely stunning place! And your photos are gorgeous!


  7. Debbie H says:

    Thanks Lorna for your sweet comment!! It’s a great place to visit and if I liked Cider I’d drink Somerset cider but it’s not my cup of tea!! Love this post about my second home Melanie!!

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  8. Oh I’ve missed reading your blog posts🌞 Took just 4minutes to upload lol Will be back to faster internet next week. Love the photographs and that Orange coat!! X

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    1. Thanks so much. Hope your having a fabulous time. Probably quite nice without the internet for a little while. Looking for to reading up on what you’ve been up to when you upload. X

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      1. It is good to have limited internet as it’s given us a break. Though I do miss the interaction of the group 🙂 Plus it feels like the work we do with the blog will be lost if not kept up!! Be back into it soon. Loving Turkey! X

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      2. Glad your having a great time. Can’t wait for the blog updates!


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