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Boasting some of the prettiest coastline in the country, it’s always a pleasure to spend a day at the beach in Somerset. From the dramatic landscape of Porlock Weir to the peaceful sands of Sand bay, these pictures will have you running to the seaside!

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Glastonbury, the heart of the mystical Isle of Avalon, is an enchanting place in more ways than you might know, discovers Laurence McJannet

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This month Andrea visits Wrington, a village brimming with history

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Andrea Cowan visits two very different Somerset villages that just happen to have a similar name

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There’s no better way to while away an afternoon than wandering around a stately home with pretty gardens. It’s time to start planning your next day trip - we have gathered some of the most stunning places to visit in Somerset

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We know we love our coast, but what do the celebs make of it? We find out...

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Simone Stanbrook-Byrne discovers the long-distance Leland Trail, following in the footsteps of a 16th century antiquary

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Designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Bath is a remarkable city, home to some of the finest architectural sights in Europe and more museums per square mile than any other city in the UK

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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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Now, I like a good museum. Some people inexplicably prefer theme parks. It takes all sorts. At least a museum is a slice of real life, albeit our past life

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Laurence McJannet reveals 10 things you may not know about this diminutive city in Somerset

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In our special series Andrea Cowan takes a look at village life in Somerset

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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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A tranquil walk round Nynehead

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Take a peaceful walk round Nynehead, where the landscape has some old tales to tell, with Simone Stanbrook-Byrne

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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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The arrival of bluebells truly marks spring, providing a gorgeous sea of blue across the Somerset countryside. We pick 9 places to admire a beautiful display of this delicate flower in the county

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Village life: Porlock

Monday, April 30, 2018

This month Andrea visits the village that’s a haven for walkers

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From prime-time shopkeeping shows to prison ghost hunts, Shepton Mallet’s popularity is on the rise

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Take a walk with picturesque and an enticing shingle beach on the Exmoor coast

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Gather family and friends, a selection of tasty treats, a gingham blanket and a bottle of something refreshing and head off to some of Somerset’s top picnicking spots. We pick 10 picture-perfect spots to enjoy a good old fashioned picnic!

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