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From playtime and past times to ephemeral and esoteric, Simone Stanbrook-Byrne looks at 30 reasons why we will forever love Exmoor

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Military historian Richard Pursehouse reveals the significant connection between a Somerset centenarian and a famous Westminster grave

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Simone Stanbrook-Byrne takes a look at The Macmillan Way, a long-distance path that was specifically set up to raise money for charity

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What is it that makes Taunton unique? Here’s 10 of our favourite highlights

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With landmarks steeped in history, coaching inns housing tragic tales and plenty of scary stories from around the region, its little wonder Somerset is full of haunted locations waiting to be explored. We’ve found 15 of the spookiest spots to visit if you dare!

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Simone Stanbrook-Byrne explores two villages on the Mendip Hills and the tranquil paths that link them

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Somerset’s county town has more than its fair share of good pubs, and a myriad of wonderful walking routes between them, as Laurence McJannet discovers

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“Calor’s generosity means that we can give a new lease of life to our village hall.”

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Village life: Ashcott

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

This month Andrea visits Ashcott

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Whatever the season, we love exploring Portishead!

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Given to the people of Bath as a gift from a local benefactor 80 years ago, the tranquil Alice Park is thriving, as Chrissy Harris discovers

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When a town can boast having three community orchards offering free fruit for all, you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. Laurence McJannet marches to Wellington for some culinary surprises

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Steve Roberts traces the trials and tribulations behind the construction of a famous Bristol landmark

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Village life: Withypool

Friday, September 14, 2018

This month Andrea Cowan visits Withypool

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Crunchy leaves under foot, bracing walks in beautiful countryside and along the coast, cream teas in cosy tea rooms and charming pubs with roaring fireplaces – what’s not to love about autumn in the Somerset?

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A wander through Somerton’s streets reveals a perfectly preserved rural Somerset town, discovers Laurence McJannet

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Take a family walk in Watchet, exploring both town and countryside, with Simone Stanbrook-Byrne

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From beautiful gardens to iconic attractions, fascinating museums to family-friendly theme parks, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to a family day out in Somerset

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There’s nothing more appealing than a row of picture-perfect properties in some of Somerset’s most beautiful locations. Which street is your favourite in the county?

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Steve Roberts steps back in time to see how the Monmouth Rebellion impacted on our county

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