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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 might be biased but we believe Somerset is home to some of the prettiest villages in the country. With glowing ham stone buildings, thatched abodes and stunning stately homes, we pick 8 of the most beautiful in the south of the county

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Sixty years ago John Steinbeck made his home in Bruton. Historian Andrew Pickering reveals more about the connection between the Somerset town and the world famous author

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From splashing around in a lido to shopping in an exclusive interiors store, there are plenty of surprises for visitors to the town of Wiveliscombe, discovers Catherine Courtenay

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Whether you're a sun worshipper hoping to catch up on your tan, an avid walker wondering where to take a detour on The South West Coast Path or maybe you just fancy dipping your toes in the calming waves that lap the sand, we have found 12 of the most gorgeous seaside spots for you to visit

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Simone Stanbrook-Byrne revels in her surroundings as a newly re-launched route takes her through some of the most dramatic and varied terrain in the country

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This year marks the 150th anniversary of a famous novel set in the wilds of Exmoor. Philip Dalling follows in the footsteps of its characters with a newly revised guidebook

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Simone Stanbrook-Byrne shares her passion for a wildlife sanctuary set among Exmoor's southern combes and hills, one which she first visited three decades ago

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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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Specialising in country lifestyle clothing and accessories for men, women and children, we visit Sporting Threads near Taunton

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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. From food to music, skateboarding to meditation, we pick 21 of the best to attend in 2019

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Catherine Courtenay talks to television wildlife presenter, and Somerset obsessive, Martin Hughes-Games

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Village life: Nunney

Thursday, April 18, 2019

In our special series Andrea Cowan takes a look at village life in Somerset. This time she visits Nunney

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There are several vantage points you can walk to which give stunning views of the city of Bath, says photographer Casper Farrell

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Catherine Courtenay heads to West Somerset and explores the town that marks the southern gateway to Exmoor

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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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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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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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Could you take on the walking challenge in support of Wellington Monument?

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There's a shop in Bruton where you can drink coffee, buy clothes, chat and have a tantrum, if you like

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