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Visit South Somerset - Market Towns & Villages

Our pretty market towns bustle with events, activities, quirky characters, independent shops, vibrant street markets and welcoming tea rooms and cafes. Take moment to enjoy South Somerset life in this lovely film where we celebrate this fantastic area...

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Blackmore Vale & Camelot Country

Market Towns & Villages
  • Family friendly
Blackmore Vale & Camelot Country, South Cadbury, BA22

Blackmore Vale & Camelot Country; discover intrigue, history and heritage in these charming and characterful South Somerset villages.

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Bruton

Market Towns & Villages
  • Family friendly
Bruton Local Information Centre, Bruton, BA10 0AA

Bruton is firmly on the map as a hub for art and contemporary design and food, boasting award winning restaurants, shops, galleries and fabulous places to stay, attracting visitors from around the globe year-round.

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Castle Cary

Market Towns & Villages
  • Family friendly
Castle Cary Local Information Centre, Castle Cary, BA7 7AH

Castle Cary is vibrant and picturesque with a winding main street of golden stone. Rich in history and heritage, discover its 19th century Market House, 18th century "Roundhouse" or lock-up' and the thatched George Hotel.

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Chard

Market Towns & Villages
Chard Local Information Centre, Chard, TA20 1PP

Chard is a charming historic market town nestled within the glorious countryside of South Somerset, close to the Devon and Dorset borders and its second largest town, with a population of approximately 14,000.

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Hamstone Country

Market Towns & Villages
  • Family friendly
Ham Stone Country, Montacute, TA15

Discover beautiful hamstone rich pretty villages nestled in rolling South Somerset countryside.

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Ilchester

Market Towns & Villages
Ilchester, Near Yeovil, BA22

Once a major Roman garrison town on the Fosse Way and the county town of Somerset until the 19th century.

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Ilminster

Market Towns & Villages
Ilminster Local Information Centre, Ilminster, TA19 0AN

The fine Minster church that gave the town its name towers above the small shops, market square and narrow streets crammed with mellow hamstone architecture.

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Martock

Market Towns & Villages
Martock Community Information Office, Martock, TA12 6JL

Martock’s thriving community is one of the largest parishes in Somerset and has one of the oldest domestic dwellings, the National Trust's Treasurer's House, as well as an impressive 13th parish church with one of the finest carved tie beam roofs in Somerset and an old grammar school founded in 1661.

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Somerton

Market Towns & Villages
Somerton Local Information Centre, Somerton , TA11 7PR

Somerton is the perfect spot to spend a relaxing day whiling away the hours in a pretty market town, enjoying local tearooms, pubs and independent shops, taking in the old charm in every corner.

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South Petherton

Market Towns & Villages
The Library, South Petherton, TA13 5BS

Once of great strategic importance on the Fosse Way, this compact little hamstone town now has a quiet, unhurried charm with a variety of independent grocery and gift shops, an award-winning freehouse pub and a variety of cafes including Farm & Field at Frogmary Farm.

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