Somerset is the very picture of the rural English countryside, and makes the perfect escape with its pastoral landscape it's a place to relax, wander, and take in the sights at your own pace.
The entire region is exposed to the large rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean, making it a very popular destination for those looking for well weathered, fine-sand beaches. Further east, the heathery moors of Exmoor National Park are home to a huge variety of wildlife, including deer, butterflies and wild ponies.
Somerset is also home to Cheddar Gorge (Britain’s largest), with dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors, and if thrill seeking is what you’re after Cheddar Gorge is an international centre for caving and rock climbing.