20 reasons why Somerset is probably the best place to spend Christmas

PUBLISHED: 11:07 18 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:58 05 November 2020

Bath Abbey on a winter's day © antb / Shutterstock

Bath Abbey on a winter's day © antb / Shutterstock


As we embrace the festivities, we pick 20 reasons why we love spending the holidays in Somerset

1. From buying pretty handcrafted gifts at Somerset’s Christmas markets

2. …to picking up a present at one of the county’s many independent shops…

3. Christmas shopping can be made more bearable in the pretty streets of Bristol

4. …and in the delightful town of Dunster

5. For those who are in need of a break, try a hot chocolate at one of Somerset’s lovely cafes…

6. Or maybe a pint and bite to eat in a cosy Somerset pub…

7. … settled down in front of a roaring fire

8. Somerset has plenty of pretty scenery to explore…

9. From marvelling at iconic landmarks…

10. …to rambling along the gorgeous coastline and soaking in the views across the sea…

11. …or taking a leisurely stroll through the countryside

12. There are many places to spot a Christmas tree…

13. …or watch a festive Christmas light switch on…

14. …or maybe even enjoy a sing-along to your favourite festive carols

15. …at Wells Cathedral

16. ...or enjoy festive performances at one of Somerset’s stunning stately homes and gardens

17. There’s plenty of festive decorations to spot …

18. …alongside the twinkling lights adorning the streets of Somerset

19. For those who live in the county, or visiting their family and friends, Somerset is probably the best place to be at Christmas…

20. We might be biased but we can’t wait to spend Christmas at home with loved ones in Somerset!

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