Somerset Holiday Cottages
Did you know...Somerset hosts the annual Glastonbury Festival?
Whether your idea of the perfect holiday is a stay in rambling countryside, a bustling coastal resort or a picture postcard cottage in a quaint town, you will find it in Somerset. Blue Chip’s Somerset holiday cottages enable guests to choose between coast, land and country - or one of many Somerset holidays that blankets all three.
- The village of Cheddar gave the world Cheddar cheese, and still produces it today
- West Somerset is home to the longest preserved steam railway in England
- The word Somerset translates to ‘land of the summer people’
Somerset Tourist Information
Somerset is the setting for Europe’s largest music festival each summer, although the county’s attractions extend far beyond Glastonbury alone. When it comes to choosing days out during family holidays in Somerset, the area has plenty to offer visitors of all ages.
Somerset Family Attractions
Step into the countryside with a visit to Exmoor National Park, and see if you can spot one of the native Exmoor ponies! This peaceful and stunning natural area will make you feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of town life. Whether you choose to drive, walk or take the bikes – the park is the perfect place to get away from it all.
Somerset’s indoor attractions include The Fun Farm play centre in Taunton, Wookey Hole caves and Papermill in Wells, the Fleet Air Arm museum in Ilchester and of course, the famous Wells cathedral. For more historic days out during Somerset holidays, Dunster Castle and Barrington Court are a must. Everybody loves a steam railway, and the West Somerset Railway is one of the longest of its kind in Britain.
Beach Holidays in Somerset
Beach holidays in Somerset include a selection of large sandy beaches, particularly between Weston-Super-Mare and down towards Burnham-on-Sea. One of the most obvious suggestions is Weston-Super-Mare, with its endless expanses of sand, Victorian pier and impressive views attracting holidaymakers in their thousands every year. Minehead is also a favourite with those looking for family seaside fun, with its new promenade and large sandy beach.
Additional beaches for consideration during your Somerset holiday include Clevedon, which is pebbly, the sand and shingle beaches of Dunster, and the quiet Brean Cove.
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Dog Friendly Holidays in Somerset
Why not check Blue Chip’s dog friendly Somerset holiday cottages to holiday with the whole family? Several of Somerset’s beaches have no restrictions on access for dogs, including Sand Bay, Porlock Shingle Ridge, all beaches in Minehead with the exception of the main beach during the summer months, and Berrow and Brean beaches.
Dogs are permitted throughout the year at Weston-Super-Mare’s beach, although there are designated areas in which they are allowed. Somerset’s rural setting and open countryside will form the ideal getwaway for the family pet.
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Eating Out in Somerset
Somerset has long been renowned for its cider, which can be sampled throughout the county. Proudly referred to by locals as an art in itself, Somerset’s farmhouse cider can be sampled at cider maker visitor centres all over the area, and of course in the county’s pubs. Those who do fancy testing the scrumpy during their Somerset holiday may wish to bear in mind that certain choices may be stronger than others!
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