Somerset is a destination of dramatic coastline, seaside resorts, quintessential English countryside and historic places, with a history that includes the legends of Kings Arthur and Alfred. Described by the ancient Welsh Celts and the Saxons as the Land of the Summer People, Somerset’s coast takes in long sweeping sandy beaches and the dramatic Exmoor coastline while inland lies a landscape of rolling hills and ancient woodlands.
Best walks in Britain

Winter walks: Our favourite walks for Boxing Day and beyond

Boxing Day is an ideal time to head for the hills and enjoy the great outdoors. We have teamed up with the National Trust to bring you our five favourite winter walks 1. Borger Dalr…

Lyrical landscapes: The wild beauty of Exmoor

Born 250 years ago, the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was one of many writers to be awed and inspired by the wild beauty of Exmoor, and fellow romantics will be too WORDS Natasha Foges The…

7 best places for afternoon tea in the Cotswolds

From the best cucumber sandwiches to the daintiest cakes, we’ve picked some of the most charming spots in the Cotswolds for the most British of pastimes

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

BRITAIN’S photos of the week: serene Somerset

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

Somerset: Land of the summer people

Sandwiched between its well-known neighbours of Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire, a sunlit Somerset is filled to the brim with sweet delights

Spend summer in secret Somerset

Spend the summer in secret Somerset

Nestled between its well-known neighbours of Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire, a sunlit Somerset is the ideal place to spend your spring and summer holidays

Escape to Exmoor

Get away from it all in the heart of Exmoor National Park with a break at the exclusive Oare Manor

Help save the Frome Hoard of ancient coins

An appeal has been launched by The Art Fund to help save the Frome Hoard – one of the most important collections of Roman coins in Britain – and keep it in Somerset where it…