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Somerset

The delights of Somerset seem endlessly many and varied and breaks to this county can be tailored to suit anyone’s wishes. Follow rural footpaths along wild hedgerows and fields to a country pub in the Blackdown Hills or enjoy some downhill exhilaration on a mountain bike in the Quantock Hills. Time your visit to enjoy one of the UK’s largest farmers’ markets in the beautiful town of Frome or get lost amid the incense and healing stones of spiritual Glastonbury. Head to the bright lights and independent spirit of cosmopolitan Bristol or stop on the beaches of the Bristol Channel to enjoy some Victorian seaside charm. With popular local delicacies like cheese and cider, breaks to Somerset are a also foodies’ dream.

  • Roman Baths in Somerset - Visit Britain

  • Glastonbury Tor and St Michaels Tower in Somerset Visit Britain/Jason Hawkes

  • Clifton Suspension Bridge over the River Avon, Somerset - Visit Britain/Charlie Waite

  • Cheddar Gorge in the Mendip Hills of Somerset - Visit Britain/Stephen Spraggon

  • Holurne Museum in Bath, Somerset - Visit Britain

  • Quantock Hills, west of Bridgwater in Somerset - Visit Britain/Stephen Spraggon

  • Strolling by Pulteney Bridge on the River Avon in Bath - Visit Britain/Simon Winnall

  • Sunset over a heather meadow in Minehead, Somerset

  • View of the Royal Crescent in Bath - Visit Britain/Andrew Welsher

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 8℃
  • 8℃
  • 11℃
  • 13℃
  • 17℃
  • 19℃
  • 22℃
  • 21℃
  • 18℃
  • 15℃
  • 11℃
  • 9℃
  • 12
  • 9
  • 10
  • 8
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 11

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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Our Ratings

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