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Located in England's West Country, Somerset is 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.

Why go?

Before you compare prices on hotels in Somerset, read on to discover where you might unpack your sightseeing wardrobe...

This English county is packed with charming destinations to visit. We've picked out a few of the highlights, though visitors return time and time again to discover somewhere new. So where will you go?

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 among the more popular activities.

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.

Taunton, the county town of Somerset, has more than 1,000 years of military and religious history. Vivary Park and the grounds 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.

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 known for their magnificent stalagmites and stalactites.

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 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.

With such beautiful locations to experience, book your Somerset hotels today and make sure you don't miss out on all that it has to offer. Use the search tool on TravelSupermarket to compare prices on a range of Somerset accommodation and book early to make the biggest savings.

Where to stay?

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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 can fill up early.

Hotels in Weston-Super-Mare are very popular during summer, when ice-cream-licking visitors hit the sandy beaches armed with buckets and spades.

Bath hotels are busy at any time, as this city charms year round. Spring, summer and autumn are busy, and hotels should be booked in advance, particularly for weekend breaks. 

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 your trip to Somerset is an affordable and enjoyable one.

What to see?

Although a largely rural county, Somerset is packed with things to see and do...

Top 5 Attractions

Cheddar Gorge

With cliffs looming some 450ft high, Britain's largest gorge is a dramatic beauty spot that's also home to some historically important caves and huge caverns that can be explored by visitors.

Thermae Bath Spa

On a rooftop in the middle of Bath you'll find a stylish modern attraction inspired by the city's history. Open until late, the spa lets you soak in the naturally hot spring water as you admire views of the city below.

Fleet Air Arm Museum

Located near Ilchester, this is a spectacular collection of aircraft accompanied by a fascinating insight into the history of naval aviation.

Dunster Castle

This magnificent country house has been opening its doors to the public for 40 years after being given to the National Trust by its last owner - a member of the family that had lived in its lavish surroundings for six centuries.

Haynes International Motor Museum

Close to Yeovil, this fine collection of vehicles has grown to epic proportions and is noted as one of the finest motor museums in the UK.

What's on?

From world-class music festivals to tiny exhibitions, Somerset boasts an impressive list of events...

Glastonbury; June: One of the world's best known music festivals takes place on a farm in Pilton near Glastonbury every year (with a break usually every five years). Over five days the very best in the world of rock, pop and many other genres bring their music to the gathered masses.

Bridgewater Fair; September:
A four-day funfair that attracts a mass of thrill seekers eager to try out the rides that each year brings. It dates from the 13th century and has grown into one of the largest annual fairs in England.

Somerset Illuminated Festivals; October/November:
The towns of Glastonbury, Weston-Super-Mare, Taunton and Wells 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.