Welcome to South Somerset

Perfect for days out, weekend breaks or longer holidays, the opportunities are endless here.

We love the summer months here in South Somerset - picnics and paddles, magical sunsets, glorious gardens, hikes and bikes, alfresco art and the friendly Somerset vibe; check out our top tips and local gems, you won't be disappointed!

Don't miss..

The wild and natural beauty of Somerset’s River Parrett Trail, a stunning, tranquil 50 mile walk traversing source to sea.

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 and lose yourself in magical landscapes.

Incredible local menus and fantastic eateries for all budgets.

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

Click on the South Somerset map for a more detailed view of where you are visiting. 

** We still suggest to check websites directly or call where you would like to go in advance to check latest opening times. **


13 July 2022: 

Temperatures are expected to remain in the mid-to-high twenties across much of Somerset this week and over the weekend, and the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued a Level 3 Heat Health Warning for the South West.

Whilst weather like this is something that many people look forward to, and go out and enjoy, it is worth remembering that sunny spells can pose health risks for some people. Those at risk may not recognise their own vulnerability to high temperatures.

Check weather forecasts, including UV forecasts, and if spending time outdoors remember to travel with bottled water and protect yourself from the sun during the hottest hours of the day, usually between 11am – 3pm. We also suggest checking latest events information directly with providers as they may have to adapt arrangements during such high temperatures. 

Thank you. 

South Somerset offers endless opportunities

Things To Do

Relax or get active, there is something for everyone. 

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Discover timeless beauty and incredible wildlife and nature.  

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What's On

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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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