Things to do
Plan a visit to England’s smallest city – Wells – and when you step inside the cathedral, look up at the extraordinary 14th-century clock and Jesse window. Climb the green hill of nearby Glastonbury Tor and look out across the Vale of Avalon – the place to uncover Arthurian legends. Or venture into Cheddar Gorge. Tolkein visited during his honeymoon in Somerset, and the towering cliffs are said to have inspired Helm’s Deep in his Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The best place to view Bath is up high. Follow the Skyline walk for panoramic views of the city and countryside – with woodland and wildflower meadows to explore en route. Or book a private hot air balloon ride for a whole new perspective. You could bike through the Two Tunnels – a railway turned cycle track – and on to quaint villages and cosy pubs. Or escape to the Somerset levels to spot water birds, otters and dragonflies.
Somerset has a sporting legacy that’s cherished by locals. Pack a picnic and enjoy a game of cricket in pastoral surroundings, or watch an action-packed rugby match at the Rec in Bath. Spend a day at the races or enjoy a round of golf at one of the region’s idyllic courses. Accompany your day with a real ale or glass of local cider and you’ll be all set – just watch out for ‘Scrumpy’, it’s potent stuff.