You could be forgiven for wanting to visit simply for the cider and cheddar cheese, the produce that the county is most famous for, but this is only a taste of what Somerset is all about; there’s so much more to do here, so it should come as little wonder that the county has long been a popular destination for family holidays.
Somerset is packed full of wonderful locations and places to visit, including an incredible 72 nature reserves. Two of the largest areas of natural beauty – the Mendips and the Quantocks – are right beside our holiday parks in Somerset and both feature numerous nature reserves and areas of stunning countryside just waiting to be explored.
Somerset is also home to the Cheddar Gorge, which features dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns, a world-famous attraction which reveals fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors. Thrill-seekers will also love visiting Cheddar Gorge as it is a renowned international centre for caving and rock climbing!
There’s more to Somerset than just beautiful countryside, though. The county has a striking coastline and the seaside towns of Brean and Minehead are great places to enjoy a day out. The sandy beaches and crashing waves at Burnham-on-Sea and Brean make them the perfect destination for surfers, while Kilve Beach has plenty of rock pools for inquisitive kids to explore at low tide.
For those with an interest in the past, Bath is surely a must-see with its parks, museums and historic sites covering everything from Roman times to its links with the author Jane Austen, while the towns of Wells and Glastonbury both offer cathedrals, abbeys and stunning architecture to marvel at.