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Our county may be known worldwide for Michael Eavis’ three day music and culture extravaganza at his Pilton Farm, however, there are plenty of other vibrant festivals to enjoy in Somerset We pick 12 of the best to attend this summer

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Shepton Mallet is brimming with community-minded initiatives. Andrea Cowan chats to the locals to find out what’s in store for the rest of 2017

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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 is a kaleidoscope of colour, culture and beliefs. Andrea Cowan looks at what makes this Somerset town such a magical melting pot

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Simone Stanbrook-Byrne seeks out a varied selection of things to do and see in the south of the county

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Simone Stanbrook picks her top tips for a super summer in the county town

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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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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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Spotlight on Portishead

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Clare Gladstone takes a look at one of the jewels of North Somerset’s crown – the coastal town of Portishead

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With historical pubs, quaint tearooms, iconic landmarks and thatched cottages, Somerset is home to some of the country’s most beautiful villages. We pick 9 of the prettiest to explore in the county

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Home to some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes and countryside whatever the season, there are plenty of walking routes to explore in Somerset. We round up some of our favourite rambles in the county

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Spotlight on Clevedon

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Clare Gladstone takes a look at one of the jewels of North Somerset’s crown – the coastal town of Clevedon

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Although Somerset is wonderful all year round, there’s something special about the county when the weather gets warmer, daffodils start to bloom and we can enjoy a cider in the sun

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Spotlight on Weston-Super-Mare

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Clare Gladstone takes a look at some of the jewels in North Somerset’s crown – its coastal towns, starting with Weston-Super-Mare

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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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Explore the beauty of the Blackdowns

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Clare Groom picks her top events for 2017 that highlight the importance and beauty of the Blackdown Hills

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Spend a weekend in Yeovil

Friday, March 17, 2017

Chris Gladstone discovers plenty of reasons to visit this bustling market town

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10 Secrets of the Somerset Levels

Friday, March 17, 2017

Chris Gladstone discovers some fascinating tales from across the ages

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No one knows their town better than those who live there, so Clare Gladstone asks residents who tell us their favourite things about Ilminster

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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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