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From caves to canal, via villages and nature reserves, Simone Stanbrook-Byrne explores a trail that's rich in history and scenery

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Here are some reasons why Wells is our summer capital of culture

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Village Life: Chilcompton

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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

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Clevedon's splendid Victorian pier is celebrating its 150th anniversary, but it's not the only attraction in town, discovers Laurence McJannet

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Whether it's cliff, water or Weston's infamous mudflats, there's a rescue team on hand for any emergency the coastline throws at them, as Chrissy Harris discovers

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An annual fundraiser for a famous footpath wants us to get on our walking boots and attempt an invigorating challenge, says Becky Millington

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On a sunny day there's nothing quite like making a splash at the pool. From community-run lidos to luxury outdoor pools, we pick 7 places in Somerset to enjoy an al fresco dip

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Two delightful villages on the edge of Exmoor offer a warm welcome to walkers, as Simone Stanbrook-Byrne discovers

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Andrea Cowan takes a look at village life in Somerset. This time Andrea visits Pilton

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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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For over two decades a Somerset photographer has been recording the atmosphere and spirit of Pilton's famous festival

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Long treasured for its stunning location and unspoilt historic charm, Porlock Weir now has some Mediterranean magic to add to its appeal, discovers Catherine Courtenay

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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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20 hidden gems around Taunton

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Laura Briggs seeks out some (perhaps) lesser known highlights in the county town of Taunton

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From beautiful gardens to iconic attractions, fascinating museums to family-friendly theme parks, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to a family day out in Somerset

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Muddy fields, inquisitive cattle and a few challenging field hurdles are no match for Simone Stanbrook-Byrne on her wanderings around West Hatch

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

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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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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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