BRITAIN’S photos of the week: serene Somerset

The Quantocks, Somerset. Photo: Stephen Spraggon/Visit Britain
The Quantocks, Somerset.

Spring, and now nearly summer, has sprung, which means short-break season. We look to the rolling hills of Somerset for inspiration.

Historic Roman city of Bath. Stephen Spraggon/Visit Britain
The historic Roman city of Bath

Come with us as we take you on a photographic tour of Somerset, home to the historic spa town of Bath, the Mendip Hills and Cheddar gorge. Photos taken by Stephen Spraggon for Visit Britain.

The Quantocks, Somerset. Photo: Stephen Spraggon/Visit Britain
The Quantocks Hills, Somerset, was designated England’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956.
Bath city
The city of Bath is a Unesco World Heritage Site
Cheddar Gorge, Somerset. Photo: Stephen Spraggon/Visit Britain
Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, near the village of Cheddar. It is now part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Mendip Hills, Somerset. Photo: Stephen Spraggon/Visit Britain
The Mendip Hill is a range of limestone hills overlooking the Somerset Levels and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Somerset horses. Photo: Stephen Spraggon/Visit Britain
Wild ponies graze on the rolling hills of Somerset
Somerset rural scene. Photo: Stephen Spraggon/Visit Britain
The landscape of Somerset is a lush green landscape, with farming and areas of important habitat for flora and wildlife.
Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. Photo: Stephen Spraggon/Visit Britain
Weston-super-Mare is a traditional seaside resort on the coast of the Bristol Channel, home to the restored Grand Pier

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