Our Top 5 Favourite Secret Things To Do In Somerset

Looking for the best days out in Somerset? Make the most of your Somerset days out with this guide to the best ones in the county.

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Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor is a hill near Glastonbury in the English county of Somerset, topped by the roofless St Michael’s Tower, a Grade I listed building.

With its majestic views of Somerset Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire, and Wales, the landmark is one of the most iconic and evocative landmarks in the country. The top of the Tor has been uncovered to have two superimposed churches of St Michael, of which only a 15th-century tower remains.

Listed as a scheduled monument, the entire site is managed by the National Trust. There are several enduring mythological and spiritual associations with the Tor in Celtic mythology, particularly those associated with King Arthur.

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take a trip to
Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor is a hill near Glastonbury in the English county of Somerset, topped by the roofless St Michael’s Tower, a Grade I listed building.

With its majestic views of Somerset Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire, and Wales, the landmark is one of the most iconic and evocative landmarks in the country. The top of the Tor has been uncovered to have two superimposed churches of St Michael, of which only a 15th-century tower remains.

Listed as a scheduled monument, the entire site is managed by the National Trust. There are several enduring mythological and spiritual associations with the Tor in Celtic mythology, particularly those associated with King Arthur.

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explore Wells Cathedral

English’s smallest city is home to the first Gothic-style cathedral in England, Wells Cathedral.

A unique feature of Wells Cathedral is its iconic West Front and the beautiful ‘scissor arches’ supporting its central tower. It also has one of the country’s largest collections of historic stained glass.

The cathedral was built between 1175 and 1490 and has been called “the most poetic of the English cathedrals”. As well as being a significant landmark in the South West of England, it has an international reputation and is TripAdvisor’s number one thing to do in Wells and Somerset.

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EXPLORE
Wells Cathedral

English’s smallest city is home to the first Gothic-style cathedral in England, Wells Cathedral.

A unique feature of Wells Cathedral is its iconic West Front and the beautiful ‘scissor arches’ supporting its central tower. It also has one of the country’s largest collections of historic stained glass.

The cathedral was built between 1175 and 1490 and has been called “the most poetic of the English cathedrals”. As well as being a significant landmark in the South West of England, it has an international reputation and is TripAdvisor’s number one thing to do in Wells and Somerset.

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indulge in The Roman Baths

There’s no doubt that the Roman Baths in the UK are one of the best historical sites in Northern Europe. Hidden beneath the present city of Bath lies the stone remains of one of the finest religious spas of the ancient world.

Explore one of the finest spas of the ancient world in the footsteps of the Romans. known as a world-class historical site, the Roman Baths are a well-preserved thermae in Bath, Somerset, England. The temple was built between 60-70 AD in the early days of Roman Britain.

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INDULGE IN THE ROMAN BATHS​

There’s no doubt that the Roman Baths in the UK are one of the best historical sites in Northern Europe. Hidden beneath the present city of Bath lies the stone remains of one of the finest religious spas of the ancient world.

Explore one of the finest spas of the ancient world in the footsteps of the Romans. known as a world-class historical site, the Roman Baths are a well-preserved thermae in Bath, Somerset, England. The temple was built between 60-70 AD in the early days of Roman Britain.

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Weston-Super-Mare Beach

At the gateway to the southwest of England, Weston-super-Mare has one of the largest naturally occurring beaches in the UK; it’s a long, sandy beach with the second highest tidal range in the world.

There’s plenty to keep you entertained, whether you’re staying in the area or just visiting for the day.

Weston-super-Mare has a variety of well known attractions, such as the Grand Pier, which fronts the promenade, great for family days out. All year long, there’s food and drink, and all kinds of events – It’s the perfect place to create memories for your next staycation.

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take a day trip to
Weston-Super-Mare Beach

At the gateway to the southwest of England, Weston-super-Mare has one of the largest naturally occurring beaches in the UK; it’s a long, sandy beach with the second highest tidal range in the world.

There’s plenty to keep you entertained, whether you’re staying in the area or just visiting for the day.

Weston-super-Mare has a variety of well known attractions, such as the Grand Pier, which fronts the promenade, great for family days out. All year long, there’s food and drink, and all kinds of events – It’s the perfect place to create memories for your next staycation.

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traverse The Museum of Somerset

A museum telling Somerset’s fascinating story from ancient times to the present is housed in Taunton’s historic castle. In the town centre, you’ll find a 12th century castle with contemporary gallery spaces and family visitor attractions. There are nine themed galleries, each with a unique character, so everyone can find something they like.

The museums ‘must see’ exhibits include a 200 million year old Plesiosaur fossil (a type of marine reptile); the impressive Low Ham Roman mosaic; the Frome Hoard and a stunning Bronze Age Gold Torc. The museum also houses The Somerset Military Museum. 

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traverse The Museum of Somerset

A museum telling Somerset’s fascinating story from ancient times to the present is housed in Taunton’s historic castle. In the town centre, you’ll find a 12th century castle with contemporary gallery spaces and family visitor attractions. There are nine themed galleries, each with a unique character, so everyone can find something they like.

The museums ‘must see’ exhibits include a 200 million year old Plesiosaur fossil (a type of marine reptile); the impressive Low Ham Roman mosaic; the Frome Hoard and a stunning Bronze Age Gold Torc. The museum also houses The Somerset Military Museum. 

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