Attractions and Places to Visit in Somerset

A working water mill, journey on a steam railway, beautiful gardens, historic cider farm or circular walks around unspoilt, peaceful villages: all these and more are on offer as you set out to explore this fascinating area. Somerset itself provides an ideal place for the exploring to start, with its ancient buildings and important sites now linked by a network of paths and alleyways, leading you away from the bustle of the town centre.

You can admire some of the famous examples of the celebrated perpendicular style of Somerset church architecture at St Mary Magdalene, towering imposingly over Hammet Street, or St James' Church close to the Somerset County Cricket ground. Taunton is a hub for bus services leading to all corners of Somerset: if you’re not feeling too energetic you can always take a bus out of town to a chosen destination and walk back.

St Mary Magdelene Church in Somerset

St Mary Magdelene Church

We are proud of our magnificent church, but we are primarily a gathering of Christians, united in our worship of Jesus Christ and dedicated to serve our community in His name. We serve Somerset as part...
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Glastonbury Tor in Somerset

Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor is a conical hill in Glastonbury, England, which is topped by a 14th-century church tower. Rich in legend and mythological associations, Glastonbury Tor may have been a place of ancient ritual and it was certainly a place of pilgrimage for Catholics in medieval times.
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Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset

Glastonbury Abbey

Shrouded in mystery and legend, Glastonbury Abbey is a highly atmospheric ruin in Somerset, southern England. The surviving buildings, dating from around 1200, stand on one of the oldest Christian sites in Britain and are fine examples of Norman architecture.
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The Museum of Taunton in Somerset

The Museum of Taunton

Set in the heart of Taunton, the Museum of Somerset lies within the 12th Century Somerset Castle and tells the county’s story from prehistoric times to the present day, using real objects...
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The Bishop’s Palace in Somerset

The Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens have been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years and this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy.
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Woodlands Castle in Somerset

Woodlands Castle

Deep in the heart of Somerset nestled within 12 acres of private parkland, lies Woodlands Castle, a pretty 17th Century country house. Owned by Sir Benjamin Slade, the house has remarkable...
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