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5 Places you Should Visit in Somerset: And What To Do When You Get There

PUBLISHED: 09:03 20 February 2015 | UPDATED: 10:14 20 February 2015

Cheddar Gorge (Getty Images/iStockphoto).

Cheddar Gorge (Getty Images/iStockphoto).

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Whether you want a relaxing walk, a free day out or an interesting place to take the kids - there are many beautiful towns and villages in Somerset to explore. We chose 5 worth a visit

Wincaton.Wincaton.

Wincanton

Make sure you check out: The Discworld Emporium, a shop dedicated to fantasy author Terry Pratchet’s fictional world of the same name. The town is twinned with the fictional Discworld city of Ankh-Morpork – there are even streets in Wincanton named after Discworld locations, including Treacle Mine Road and Peach Pie Street.

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Barrington Court.Barrington Court.

Ilminster

Make sure you check out: Perry’s Cider Museum and Farm - and taste a few of their ciders while you’re at it. Or explore the grounds of National Trust property, Barrington Court. If you head inside the Tudor manor house, you may recognise some of the rooms as the location for BBC historical drama, Wolf Hall.

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South Petherton.South Petherton.

South Petherton

Make sure you check out: a performance or installation at the ‘Small Hall’ (that’s arts venue David Hall, in case you didn’t know). Or pop into award-winning pub, The Brewer’s Arms, for a CAMRA-recommended pint of real ale.

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Wells.Wells.

Wells

Make sure you check out: Head to Burcott Mill to see a working water mill in action producing wholemeal flour.Or wander over to St Cuthbert’s Church, where British comedy Hot Fuzz was filmed – featuring Simon Pegg

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Cheddar.Cheddar.

Cheddar

Make sure you check out: Cheddar Gorge – wonder at the limestone with a depth that spans 320 million years - before exploring the underground world of the Cheddar Caves.

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