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Bath in north east Somerset is a famous tourist attraction, but there are many other towns and cities in the county such as Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Glastonbury, Minehead, Taunton, Wells and Yeovil.
Explore the beautiful countryside, peppered with picturesque villages, secret gardens, historic houses and a wealth of traditional and innovative attractions.
Or simply relax and enjoy the high quality accommodation, superb country fayre and friendly hospitality waiting for you.
Although a thriving conventional town, Glastonbury is also a world famous spiritual centre of pilgrimage.
It is a unique sacred site that has been recognised for millennia.
To some, Glastonbury is the mythical Isle of Avalon, an otherworldly paradise spoken of in myth and legend.
For Christians, Glastonbury is the revered site of the first Christian church built in Britain by Joseph of Arimathea.
And others it is the resting place of Arthur and the home of the quest for the Grail and all the legends that surround it.
Many who come here having read Marion Zimmer Bradley’s book “The Mists of Avalon”, Glastonbury is the ancient home of the Priestesshood.
As well as being rich in legends and historical remains, the present Glastonbury is a magnet for pilgrims of many faiths and beliefs, drawn from all over the world by what are felt to be the special spiritual energies of the place.
In the heart of Somerset, Taunton is an ideal destination for a short break or a day trip.
Taunton, Somerset’s county town was founded in the 7th Century by King Ina.
Taunton Castle, which now houses the Somerset County Museum collection, was the location of Judge Jeffreys “Bloody Assizes” held when the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685 failed.
Many of the Town’s surviving medieval, Tudor and Georgian architectural features can be found by following Taunton Heritage Trail, which is marked by attractive brass plaques set in the pavements.
Particularly worth visiting is the Church of St Mary Magdalene. The magnificent crowned tower makes it the most notable building in Taunton.
Its interior displays an impressive carved ceiling, 200 angles and fine monuments.
A visit to the town would not be complete without a walk through Vivary Park.
Admire the floral displays, the historic fountain and band stand.
Wells is reputed to be England’s smallest city and is the only city in Somerset.
The wonderful setting below the Mendip hills and extraordinary heritage, make it a popular stop on the tourist trail in the south west.
Its ancient cathedral should be visited during your stay here.
Taking its name from the three freshwater springs in the grounds of the Bishops Palace, open channels of water still run alongside the Market place and High Street.
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