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Often overlooked in favour of its more illustrious neighbours, Bridgwater has a wealth of riches too, just waiting to be discovered, says Laurence Mcjannet

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It might still be winter but romance is in the air, as it often is in February. Flowers and chocolates and expressions of love become oh, so important and the setting has to be perfect too, so Bernard Bale takes us on a tour of Somerset’s beautiful and romantic surroundings

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We look ahead to an exciting year in the city

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Somerset is home to some of the country’s most breathtaking coastlines, and the landscape is a simply stunning place to enjoy a ramble. We pick seven stretches of coastline ideal for a walk (and the charming cafes to stop off at on the way)

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10 secrets of the Somerset Levels

Monday, February 5, 2018

Chris Gladstone discovers some fascinating tales from across the ages

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Rich in history and legend, National Trust’s Glastonbury Tor is a pleasure to trek up and admire St Michael’s Tower. We choose 12 pictures that will make you want to visit Somerset’s iconic monument immediately

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Join Arlene Phillips and Strictly Come Dancing favourites Aljaz and Janette on this exclusive 8-day river cruise along the Danube

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Bursting with flora and fauna and pretty in bloom throughout the year, Charles Williams picks the best of Somerset’s glorious open spaces to explore

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Village Life: Blagdon

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

This month Andrea Cowan visits Blagdon - think a fishing lake, community mosaic, dolls house shop and annual wassail

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We scroll through the alphabet and reveal 26 reasons why Somerset is such a wonderful place to visit and for residents to call their home

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Still hosting lively markets every week, there are many delightful market towns to put on a list of places to visit in Somerset. We recommend starting with these 8!

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From playtime and pastimes, to ephemeral and esoteric, Simone Stanbrook-Byrne looks at 30 reasons why we love being at the seaside in Somerset

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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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Learn more about Jane Austen and her books by retracing her steps and discovering her favourite Bath haunts

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Visiting the much-loved piers of Somerset

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Memories of childhood holidays flood back when Stephen Roberts takes a walk down the beautiful piers of Somerset loved by many

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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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