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With the changing seasons, Exmoor really comes into its own, combining remote and romantic landscapes with coast, castles and moorland. Here are a few ideas for days out where you can wrap up warm and get outdoors this autumn and winter

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Village Life: Dunster

Monday, November 27, 2017

This month Andrea Cowan visits Dunster - one of the best kept medieval villages in England

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Magnificent architecture, rich in history and truly stunning, stately homes and gardens provide a delightful day out for visitors. Somerset boasts plenty, and we bring you 8 of the most special locations to visit this Christmas

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A window into Bath’s history

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

In Bath there are more than 60 blue heritage plaques. Bernard Bale gives us a glimpse into these remnants of the city’s historic past

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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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Village life: Westonzoyland

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

This month Andrea Cowan visits Westonzoyland - site of a historic battle and home to one of Somerset’s oldest carnival clubs

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20 hidden gems around Taunton

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Laura Briggs seeks out some (perhaps) lesser known highlights in the county town

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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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Carnival season returns to Somerset

Friday, October 6, 2017

Forget Rio and Notting Hill, we believe the Somerset Carnival Circuit is the best show of its type in the world. Here Laura Briggs takes a closer look at some of the places it visits

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Tony Jackson visits Fearne Animal Sanctuary in South Somerset

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Ad Feature: Finding the right waterproof jacket

Monday, October 2, 2017

Make sure you’re protected against the elements our beautiful landscape throws at us this autumn and winter with a waterproof jacket. Taunton Leisure talk us through what to look for before buying...

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Village Life: Montacute

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

This month Andrea Cowan visits Montacute - think a National Trust property, a unique museum and residents with the longest life expectancy in England

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During the bicentenary year of Jane Austen’s death learn more about the novelist and her books by retracing her steps and discovering her favourite Bath haunts

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What’s on in wonderful Wells

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Andrea Cowan takes a look at the heritage and cultural highlights that make the city of Wells so unique

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Bath: Going down in history

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Being listed as a World Heritage Site opens the door to a wealth of opportunity, as Peter Naldrett discovers in the historic city of Bath

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Andrea Cowan reveals her favourite spots in the county to have a break - where the dog can come too

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Somerset is home to some of the UK’s most breathtaking coastline, and the landscape is a simply stunning place to enjoy a ramble. We pick six spots ideal for a walk embracing the county’s beautiful beaches

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Village Life: Mells

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

This month Andrea Cowan visits Mells - a village in the Mendips which is full of character

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Simone Stanbrook goes on a journey through this vibrant, creative and historic part of South Somerset and discovers some lesser known facts about it

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Summer is the perfect time to visit Bath, as the sun shines on the glorious honey-coloured stone and the elegant Georgian streets are brought to life with a golden hue and fabulously fun things to do

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