England’s county of Somerset is located in South West England. It is a wonderful county that showcases the country’s rolling countryside including the Mendip Hills, Blackdown Hills Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park. Steeped in history, this county played a significant role in the consolidation of power and rise of King Alfred the Great and it is famous for its substantial Georgian architecture. Considered as one of England’s top road trip destinations, Somerset is a place that offers plenty of scenic drives, breathtaking views and stunning landscapes to discover and explore.
If you are planning to take a road trip in Somerset, here are some of the top destination that you have to visit to make your experience worthwhile.
Most of the Exmoor National Park is within the Somerset’s lines, making up a great part of the western area of the county. Featuring the beautiful rolling countryside of the county of Somerset, it will take you to the north hills and allow you to behold the beautiful views of the Bristol Channel. Home to the highest sea cliffs of the country and the brutal dark sandstone walls, Exmoor is one of the best destinations to visit in Somerset.
The magnificent city of Bath with its glorious Roman and Georgian culture is considered to be one of the top tourist destinations in the county of Somerset. Steeped in folklore and history, this city is well-known for its magnificent architecture and its Roman Baths that embodies its long history and tradition. The city is also home to the Royal Crescent which is also one of the city’s best tourist attractions.
Another destination you have to visit in Somerset is the town of Frome. Housing more than 500 listed buildings, exploring the historic streets of this town will surely captivate your hearts. Home to Catherine Hill, a steep hill that winds up from the old center, with locally-run shops and cozy cafes on each side, all set in lovely stone buildings. It is a lovely destination that you have to check out while in the county.
Wells is the smallest and arguably one of the loveliest city of England. Home to some of Somerset’s first-class destinations which include the Wells Cathedral, this city is also considered to be one of the county’s top destinations. Offering good food, fine drinks, and great retail therapy, this small city is a hidden gem that you have to discover and explore.
The archetypal Victorian seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare is another tourist destination that every tourist should check out. Featuring a gigantic beach that stretches out for miles at low tide and two old piers which includes the Grand Pier, it is an ideal seaside destination this coming holidays. As an alluring coastal tourist attraction, it is one place in Somerset that you shouldn’t miss.
The place where Cheddar Cheese was born is another fascinating destination to discover and explore in the county of Somerset. Featuring the largest Cheddar Gorge in the country and featuring the limestone riddled with caves and ancient quarries, this lovely village is a “must see” destination that you have to visit.