What to See and Do in Somerset

Somerset is home to some of the most beautiful places. You will enjoy your holidays in Somerset when you stay at Somerset holiday cottages. If you are holidaying as a family or with a group of friends, you can choose to stay at the spacious Somerset holiday cottages. Somerset holiday cottages are fully furnished and include self-catering facilities which is ideal if you plan to cook your own food during your holidays in Somerset.

West Somerset Coast Path

Step out of the comfortable Somerset holiday cottages and head over to West Somerset to enjoy this walking trail. The West Somerset Coast Path starts from the hamlet of Steart and goes on to the coastal resort of Minehead. The trail also passes through the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The West Somerset Coast Path is about 25 miles in length and is ideal for a walking expedition with your family or group of friends. One of the best parts of taking this walking trail is that you can join the path at a number of locations. This allows you to choose the length of your walk so that you do not feel intimidated to complete the whole 25 miles. There are also several circular walks adjoining the main route giving you access to towns and villages at Williton, Kilve, West Quantoxhead, Watchet, Dunster, Minehead and Blue Anchor. There are several shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, B&BS and hotels available at these towns and villages.

Clarks Village

You can visit Clarks Village while staying at the comfortable Somerset holiday cottages and head over to Clarks Village. Clarks Village is located on Farm Road, Somerset and is one of the places you should not miss during your holidays here. This is one of the places where you can enjoy yourself shopping to your heart’s content. Clarks Village has an attractive landscaped setting and provides visitors a chance to enjoy entertainment and factory shopping. Some of the attractions at Clarks Village include the Shoe Museum, covered walkways, children’s play areas, 90 factory shops, restaurants and picnic areas. Just visiting the Clarks Village for an hour or two is just not enough; you should plan on spending the whole morning or afternoon here.

Conygar Wood and Tower

Visit the Conygar Wood and Tower during your holidays in Somerset. The wood is named Conygar and the name is derived from “coney” which means rabbit and “garth” which means garden. The tower in the woods was commissioned by Henry Fownes Luttrell of Dunster Castle in the year 1775. There was also an artificial ‘ruined’ gatehouse and a wooden statue that was constructed at Conygar Wood. The statue is now lost but the arches of the gatehouse can still be seen to the west of the tower in the woods.