There is an astonishing amount to see and do in this beautiful part of England, with spectacular countryside to explore and a wealth of great beaches and historic towns to visit.

The best place to start is the official Visit Somerset Website, which is a comprehensive resource for all things Somerset, but we've also listed a few of our favourite locations and we hope you'll find time to enjoy.

Some of the above attractions are seasonal, but places like the Quantock Hills and Exmoor are fabulous places to visit all year round. Somerset is well served by public transport but we strongly recommend using a car to explore the area.

We're also happy to recommend places to eat and drink, from some excellent pubs to a wide range of bars and restaurants in Taunton.