Pulteney Bridge over the River Avon in Bath

Located in England's West Country, Somerset is one one of Britain's most scenic counties.  Nature reserves, historic caves, seaside towns such as Weston-super-Mare, traditional pubs in Wells and an abundance of hotels attract troves of tourists to the area throughout the year.

Somerset is a popular destination, particularly during the summer months and although there are plenty of hotels available, flexibility with dates and early booking will ensure that your trip to Somerset is an affordable and enjoyable one.

Best of Somerset breaks for...

  • Active types: The Mendips, a range of hills in northern Somerset, is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also an excellent location for outdoor enthusiasts, with hill walking, climbing, abseiling and caving amongst the more popular activities.
  • Families: Situated on the shore of the Bristol Channel, Weston-super-Mare is a typical English seaside resort, with miles of clean, sandy beaches perfect for families.  The towns of Glastonbury, Weston-super-Mare, Taunton and Wells also come alive each year as the Somerset Illuminated Festivals take place.  Children will delight at the processions of illuminated floats that travel through the streets as part of the celebration.
  • History: Taunton, the county town of Somerset, has over 1,000 years of military and religious history. Vivary Park and the ground of Taunton Castle are of particular interest in this traditional English market town.  Although better known these days for its annual festival, Glastonbury is also host to historical sites such as Glastonbury Abbey and Glastonbury Tor.
  • Nature:  In addition to giving its name to a type of cheese, the town of Cheddar is home to the wild and rugged Cheddar Gorge, a grassland nature reserve boasting many rare animals and plants. The Cheddar Caves are believed to have been inhabited by prehistoric man and are famous for their magnificent stalagmites and stalactites. Ralph Allen's Sham castle in Bath, Somerset
  • Free and cheap: Bath, one of England's longest serving tourist destinations, owes its Georgian magnificence to the hot springs at the heart of the Roman baths. Romans first transformed Bath into a spa resort in the 1st century and it regained spa fame in the 18th century. Today, the traffic-free city centre is full of museums, street performers, enticing shops and charming hotels.

    Somerset cities and towns offer a range of hotels and accommodation options. With many festivals, events and sporting fixtures taking place during the year, hotels fill up early. With such beautiful locations to experience, book your Somerset hotels today and make sure that you don't miss out on all that it has to offer.