Somerset’s as diverse as it is beautiful. A patchwork of friendly villages and lively towns peppered with beautiful landscapes steeped in myth and legend, Somerset’s something else. One day you’ll be wandering the South West Coast Path and enjoying a day on the coast, and the next you could be snapping up bargains at Clarks Village. However you choose to spend your Somerset holiday, we bet it’ll be fuelled with delicious food from that infamous local produce. 

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Did you know? A local’s guide to Somerset holidays…

Our favourite Somerset attractions

Let’s point you in the direction of some of our favourite Somerset attractions. If you’ve never really thought about the sleepy village of Glastonbury that sits in the shadow of the festival, make sure you pay it a visit. This picturesque village is home to Glastonbury Tor, topped by national landmark St Michael’s Tower. Glastonbury Abbey draws visitors from all over the world, and dogs are welcome for a wander as long as you keep them on a lead.

The diminutive city of Wells has beautiful architecture around every corner, and the smallest city in the country is home to a cathedral that’ll make your jaw drop. Just a short drive away, Cheddar Gorge is one of those landmarks that’s unlike any other. Make sure you drive through the gorge, and if you can walk Jacob’s Ladder and enjoy the views from the top, we guarantee you’ll never forget them.

Somerset restaurants

Home to the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills, Somerset’s a haven for walkers – and that means you’ll be in need of some hearty restaurants to keep you going. The Somerset restaurants serve up great food with an emphasis on local produce, and always with that warm Somerset smile. If you fancy dressing down and tucking in, you’ll find plenty of traditional country pubs for that classic pub menu.

If you’re after something different, The Yeo Valley Canteen is a current favourite with foodies. The canteen started out as the actual canteen for Yeo Valley staff, but as its reputation built and its following grew, it made the transition to a restaurant. This one tends to open for breakfasts and lunch, and we’d recommend booking in advance to make sure you get a spot!

Dog friendly Somerset

Something about the words ‘dog friendly’ and ‘Somerset’ just seem to belong together don’t they? With hundreds of miles of country paths and more dg friendly pubs than you can shake a stick at, this is a county that could have been made for dogs.

For that day at the coast, you’ll find some beautiful beaches that welcome paws on their sands. Terminus Beach in Minehead, Doniford Beach near Watchet and Porlock Weir all welcome doggies along to enjoy the scenery. You’ll never be far from a dog friendly pub or café when to comes to those pit stops either, so you’ll be able to make a day of it. Somerset’s dog friendly days out include Glastonbury Abbey, Cheddar Gorge, the West Somerset Railway and of course, there are all those gorgeous walks to enjoy.

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