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Ranked #1 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Owner description: Falconry Experiences are by appointment only as we are not open to the public. Please book your experience in advance. Visit... more » Owner description: Falconry Experiences are by appointment only as we are not open to the public. Please book your experience in advance. Visit our website or phone us for more information. Thank you. « less
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Ranked #2 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
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Ranked #3 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
Owner description: This scenic 20-mile rail tour from the Quantock Hills to the Bristol Channel coast recaptures the romantic era of steam rail... more » Owner description: This scenic 20-mile rail tour from the Quantock Hills to the Bristol Channel coast recaptures the romantic era of steam rail travel. « less
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Glastonbury Tor (Glastonbury)
Ranked #4 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Geologic Formations; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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Ranked #5 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Ancient Ruins; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Hidden beneath the present city of Bath lies the stone remains of one of the finest religious spas of the ancient world.
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Chalice Well (Glastonbury)
Ranked #6 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Located 9 miles from Weston super Mare and 12 miles from Bristol, The North Somerset Butterfly House is a secret paradise in... more » Owner description: Located 9 miles from Weston super Mare and 12 miles from Bristol, The North Somerset Butterfly House is a secret paradise in the heart of the westcountry. Immerse yourself in a tropical jungle filled with exotic plants and stunning tropical butterflies. During your visit, look out for Pete, Steve Backshalls "Bug Man" from his hit show "Live 'n' Deadly", he is always willing to share with you the hidden wonders of the Butterfly House. « less
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Ranked #8 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Owner description: Welcome to Sharandys Birds of Prey, we are a private Bird of Prey Centre based near Chard, Somerset and we pride ourselves on... more » Owner description: Welcome to Sharandys Birds of Prey, we are a private Bird of Prey Centre based near Chard, Somerset and we pride ourselves on offering Bird of Prey courses and Experience Days which is completely 'Hands On', you will have the opportunity to handle, meet and fly these magnificent Birds of Prey.You can also enjoy the thrill of flying Birds of Prey and watch them in their natural state of flying free!! « less
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Ranked #9 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 211 attractions in Somerset
This prestigious theater was built in the 17th century and continues to sponsor performances throughout the year.
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Ranked #11 of 211 attractions in Somerset
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Glastonbury Abbey (Glastonbury)
Ranked #12 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Mysterious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: A hidden jewel in the heart of Somerset, Glastonbury Abbey is traditionally associated with the earliest days of... more » Owner description: A hidden jewel in the heart of Somerset, Glastonbury Abbey is traditionally associated with the earliest days of Christianity in Britain and figures such as Joseph of Arimathea, St Patrick and St David. It is also the resting place for three Saxon kings and the legendary King Arthur. Set in 36 acres of parkland in the middle of the town, the histories, mysteries and myths of Glastonbury Abbey define it as a place of extraordinary spiritual significance. Open 364 days a year, welcoming dogs on short leads, with summer cafe, costumed guides, accredited museum and gift shop. « less
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Bath Abbey (Bath)
Ranked #13 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Begun in 1499 by Bishop King, this is England's last great medieval church, dissolved in 1539 and now serving as a parish... more » Owner description: Begun in 1499 by Bishop King, this is England's last great medieval church, dissolved in 1539 and now serving as a parish church. « less
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Ranked #14 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Museums
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Ranked #15 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Parks; Outdoors

The children's play area is fantastic. They have a giant sand pit with diggers, a wiggly slide and castle tower climbing frame, a spiders web rope climbing frame, swings... more »

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Ranked #16 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Fleet Air Arm Museum will thrill the whole family. Get up close and personal with Europe’s largest collection of Naval... more » Owner description: The Fleet Air Arm Museum will thrill the whole family. Get up close and personal with Europe’s largest collection of Naval aircraft and see the first British Concorde.You’ll ‘Fly’ by helicopter to the replica flight deck of the Ark Royal where two enormous projection screens show aircraft taking off and landing. Witness an air sea rescue when a Buccaneer is lost over the side into the sea. There’s even a nuclear bomb.Situated alongside RNAS Yeovilton, you may also see aircraft flying in and out.Visit The Fleet Air Arm Museum. The thrill is being there. « less
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Coleridge Cottage (Nether Stowey)
Ranked #17 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Museums
Owner description: No.1 Royal Crescent is now open after a major refurbishment and extension. There is much to enjoy with ten historically... more » Owner description: No.1 Royal Crescent is now open after a major refurbishment and extension. There is much to enjoy with ten historically dressed rooms, an exhibition gallery, an information room and delightful gift shop. The house provides visitors to the Crescent with an opportunity to look beyond the famous facade and see what life was like for the wealthy residents and their servants in the 18th century. « less
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Bath Street (Bath)
Ranked #19 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Ranked #20 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #21 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: A beautiful 18th-century landscape garden featuring the Palladian Bridge, which is magically sited on a scenic lake with... more » Owner description: A beautiful 18th-century landscape garden featuring the Palladian Bridge, which is magically sited on a scenic lake with sweeping views of the city of Bath. « less
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Ranked #22 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy. Surrounded by a... more » Owner description: Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy. Surrounded by a breathtaking moat you can cross a flagstone drawbridge, under the portcullis and experience a true hidden gem in the heart of the City of Wells. The Bishop’s Palace dates from the early-thirteenth century when Bishop Jocelin Trotman, the first Bishop to hold the title Bishop of Bath and Wells, received a crown licence to build a residence and deer park on land to the south of the Cathedral of St Andrew. Today visitors can enjoy the medieval palace building, including a vaulted Undercroft and the Long Gallery in which all the portraits of past bishops hang. There are also 14 acres of gardens to explore, including the beautiful well pools from which the city takes its name, family events and guided walks. The Bishop's private Chapel is open to all and sits next to the ruined Great Hall which formerly housed great banquets and celebrations. The world famous mute swans who live alongside the moat and ring a bell when they want food attract a lot of attention; a tradition started by the daughter of Bishop Hervey in the 1870's. Many of the buildings are scheduled ancient monuments and sit alongside recent major developments that include a new café, shop, learning centre, accessible pathways and interpretation. These improvements also include a thriving new Community Garden and a contemporary Garden of Reflection. « less
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Montacute House (Montacute)
Ranked #23 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Built at the end of the 16th century, this is considered one of the most beautiful Elizabethan houses in England, which was a... more » Owner description: Built at the end of the 16th century, this is considered one of the most beautiful Elizabethan houses in England, which was a symbol of Sir Edward Phelips' wealth and high social standing. « less
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Ranked #24 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Acquired by the city of Bath in 1896 and opened in 1902, this city park is located on top of Beechen Cliff and is a popular... more » Owner description: Acquired by the city of Bath in 1896 and opened in 1902, this city park is located on top of Beechen Cliff and is a popular area for walking, picnicking and relaxing. « less
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Ranked #25 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Bridges; Flea/ Street Markets; Landmarks
Owner description: One of only three bridges in the world lined with shops, this exquisite 18th-century bridge is one of the most admired... more » Owner description: One of only three bridges in the world lined with shops, this exquisite 18th-century bridge is one of the most admired structures in Bath. « less
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Ranked #26 of 211 attractions in Somerset
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Tyntesfield (Wraxall)
Ranked #27 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #28 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Situated in a glorious Georgian manor house within 120 acres of wonderful grounds and stunning scenery, the American Museum... more » Owner description: Situated in a glorious Georgian manor house within 120 acres of wonderful grounds and stunning scenery, the American Museum in Britain is home to the finest collection of Americana outside of the United States. Visitors learn about the Founding Fathers, the pioneers West, Native Americans and the Slavery issue which lead to the Civil War in the new interactive American Heritage Exhibition. This precedes a series of attractive period rooms dating from colonial times until the eve of the Civil War. These rooms set the scene on domestic life throughout the exciting settlement and independence years of America and are accessible via a lift for those who have difficultly with the manor house stairs. The museum has an outstanding quilt collection which allows us to alter the permanent textile display from time to time (40-50 quilts are on show each year) and an inspiring Folk Art gallery intrigues visitors with whirligigs, cigar store Indians, weathervanes and even a Mohawk ship figurehead! Main season Mid-March to November, Tuesday -Sunday, 12-5pm. Closed Mondays except during August and Bank Holidays. Christmas season Mid-November to Mid-December, Tuesday -Sunday, 12-4.30Pm. Closed Mondays. « less
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Ranked #29 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
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The Circus (Bath)
Ranked #30 of 211 attractions in Somerset
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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