Beyond the big cities of Bath and Bristol, the rest of Somerset harks back to a simpler, quieter world. This is still a deeply rural corner of England, where cider's brewed in the time-honoured way, thatch still graces many a rooftop, and the landscape unfurls across a varied panorama of meadows, mumps, hamlets and hills.
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A galloping gourmet's guide to Europe
From Somerset to Sweden, spend a weekend sampling top quality produce and plonk across the continent. 1. Feast on gourmet cuisine in Copenhagen A few years ago, the laid-back city of Copenhagen wouldn't have been top of many lists for fine dining. Today, it has more Michelin stars than any other Scandinavian city.
Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury and Avebury from London
If you’re fascinated by England’s mysteries, from the legends of King Arthur and the mystical island of Avalon to the ancient stone circles in the former Kingdom of Wessex, then this day trip from London to Stonehenge, Glastonbury and Avebury was made for you! On this small-group tour, enjoy the English countryside, see some of its most legendary attractions including the Glas.
Bath from above: an elevated guide to Britain’s most beautiful city
Nestled into the hollows of its seven enfolding hills, honey-hued and historic Bath – all Regency splendour and Jane Austen ambience amid Somerset’s comely countryside – is best seen from on high.