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Best things to do in Somerset

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“Longleat Adventure Park and Safari is a stunning venue set in the heart of Wiltshire boasting one of the largest safari parks in the UK. Further benefits include boat trips on the lake to see the Gorillas, The Longleat Express and the stunning Stately Home”
88 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Good for climbing, hiking and scrambling. Plenty of quaint cafes and coffee shops.”
89 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Glastonbury Tor is a hill near Glastonbury in the English county of Somerset, topped by the roofless St Michael's Tower, a Grade I listed building. The whole site is managed by the National Trust, and has been designated a scheduled monument. Inspiring views across an ancient land.”
91 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts center which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture, and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. An impressive landscaped garden, designed by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, sits behind the gallery buildings and includes a changing programme of outdoor sculptures, and houses the Radić Pavilion, designed by Smiljan Radić.”
110 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden. Particularly stunning in Autumn, seeing all the trees transforming around the beautiful grounds and lake.”
79 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Street is around a 30 minute drive, or using the number 21 bus you can get to Street Via Bridgwater Bus Station. There are lots of branded outlet shops to look around and a ideal day out if you just wanted a walk around somewhere new.”
77 locals recommend
“One of the most exquisite cathedrals in England. The cathedral's facade is iconic of Somerset. Wells cathedral is an absolute must see for fine architecture and cultural appreciation. ”
63 locals recommend
“5* Great all year round. We went at Christmas for the festival of lights which was brilliant. Driving your car through the monkeys and lions is a fab experience.”
46 locals recommend
“Great breakfast and amazing stone oven cooked pizzas - also don’t miss the cocktail hour on Fridays 7-8pm!”
66 locals recommend
“Wonderful large medieval cathedral with a green at the front, perfect for youngsters to play games and run off some energy.”
42 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Wookey Hole makes for a great day out for the whole family. Go down into the caves and learn about their history and the Wookey Hole Witch!”
30 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Glastonbury Abbey is around a 38 minute drive, or using the number 21 Bus you can get to Glastonbury Via Bridgwater Bus Station. It is a beautiful area to visit with many health food and quirky shops. With the Glastonbury Tor up the Highstreet it's a wonderful day out.”
33 locals recommend
“One of our favourites, Matt the landlord will always look after you and if you want great pub food and delicious local beer in a stunning setting, then this has to be on your list of places to visit”
42 locals recommend
“Stunning National Trust Property with an offshoot of the National Portrait Gallery. Lovely gardens and a cafe too!”
22 locals recommend
“Fabulous castle and grounds, well worth a day out. About half an hour from the property it’s an easy drive.”
25 locals recommend
“One of the most famous landmarks in Somerset and a place of huge spiritual significance for many people.”
30 locals recommend