Welcome to the South Somerset Countryside

This website is now the home of information about the beautiful Somerset Countryside.

Please note that the TOURISM information content is no longer supported and might be out of date. Please check visitor details with the venue or attraction before visiting. 

Easy to get to...

  • Arrive in South Somerset by train from London in just over 2 hours 
  • Easy to reach from North, South, East and West, making it one of the most accessible places to holiday in South West
  • A great base to explore city life with Bristol and Bath only a short distance away 

Don't miss...

Incredible local menus and fantastic eateries for all budgets. Check out South Somerset's new foodie film to tempt the taste buds..


The wild and natural beauty of Somerset’s River Parrett Trail, a stunning, tranquil 50 mile walk traversing source to sea. Find a taster of what to expect here in this beautiful film...

The South Somerset 80-mile Cycleway - a greener way to explore this fantastic region; discover hedge-lined sleepy country lanes, pretty market towns and villages and the stunning Somerset Levels. 

Ham Hill Country Park, a wildlife haven centred around an Iron Age hillfort, offering fantastic dog walks, walking and spectacular scenic views.

History and heritage in our characterful market towns and villages; lose yourself in magical landscapes.

Boutique hotels and characterful cottages to gorgeous camping and glamping sites, there is something for everyone here. 

Planning ahead just got a whole lot easier! Enjoy our free guides to help make the most of your time here...

Things to Do Guide 2023  

Dog-friendly Days Out 2023

Accessibility 2023

**  These guides were produced in 2023 and while most of the content is still current, we advise checking websites directly or call  in advance to check latest opening times. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SOUTH  SOMERSET VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE AT THE CARTGATE PICNBIC SITE IS NOW CLOSED. Printed copies of the guides can be obtained from the self service point at Petters House on Yeovil. **


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Top Tips Guides

Blessed with award winning country parks, museums, unique attractions and a great range of activities, our free guides will help you make the most of your time here. Bringing the dog? Check out our Dog Friendly Days Out Guide too.  

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South Somerset's Secrets

Enticing Itineraries

Discover and share the secrets of South Somerset with our enticing itineraries. Walkers, naturalists, cyclists, foodies, garden enthusiasts, historians and fans of all things quirky - you'll be happy here. 

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Guides, Trails & Maps

Brochures, Trails & Maps

Enjoy your time in South Somerset by downloading these handy maps, walks, brochures and more.  Planning ahead just got a whole lot easier. 

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