Somerset Holiday Deals & Short Break Offers
UK Seaside Family Holidays Deal: Grab a fantastic holiday with Haven from just £99! From just £99 per family, Haven are offering a range of family holidays and short breaks … more.
Expires: 17th Nov 2016
UK Coach Holiday Deals: Shearings are offering fantastic value this July for UK short breaks from just £174pp Shearings Holidays have got spaces to fill and are offering great reductions … more.
Expires: 10th Aug 2017
UK National Park Membership Deal: From just £4 a month your family can join the RSPB Wow what an amazing deal for those nature lovers out there, a real opportunity … more.
UK Spa Deal:Enjoy 10% off Spa Break Vouchers Spa Breaks offer a wealth of spa experiences across the UK and beyond and if you know someone who is going on … more.
UK Coach Deal: Enjoy a fantastic break with Just Go Holidays, formerly TheCoachHoliday.com from just £129! Celebrating 15 years of success, TheCoachHoliday.com rebranded and renamed themselves as Just Go Holidays! … more.
Expires: 22nd Apr 2018
UK Senior Coachcard Deal: Save a third on all standard fares with a Senior Coachcard, just £10 per year! Do you love taking day trips and short breaks? Enjoy visiting friends … more.
Expires: 7th Apr 2018
UK Hotel Offer: Stay and Fly at Britannia Hotels, from just £52 per room. Take the stress of airport commuting out of your holiday with a stay and fly package … more.
Expires: 25th Mar 2017
UK Coach Break Deals: Grab a great value coach break in from £129pp with JustGoHolidays Give yourself something to look forward to in 2016 with a great value coach break … more.
Expires: 14th Jan 2017
UK Coach Holiday Deal: Grab a great last minute coach break and get a great deal, from just £99pp Want to get away for a few days? Fancy a last … more.
Expires: 27th Feb 2018
Somerset – Just say “cheese” and cider!
There is evidence that settlers appeared in Somerset during the Palaeolithic period and there are a number of archaeological sites in the caves of the Mendip Hills and at Cheddar Gorge. Bones have been found that date back to 12,000 BC and even a complete skeleton was discovered which is believed to be from around 7150 BC, which was given the name “Cheddar Man” (because of its location).
There are many other examples of these earlier times, but quite a few of later events in history, such as the Roman occupation, Anglo-Saxons and Normans. Somerset also witnessed a number of battles, especially during the English Civil War.
Industries in the area have varied over the years and included coal mining, agriculture, sheep and cattle farming (for wool and cheese production), basketry and apple orchards for cider.
Somerset is perhaps best known for its cheddar cheese and strong cider.
Reasons to visit Somerset
In addition to the scenery, there are many things to see and do in Somerset. The Brean Leisure Park is the largest in the south-west and ideal for a family day out. You may also find the following of interest: The Helicopter Museum (the only one dedicated to helicopters), West Somerset Railway Station (Britain’s longest ‘heritage’ railway), Wells Cathedral, Taunton Castle, Glastonbury Abbey (the burial place of King Arthur), The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company, Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddar Showcaves and Gorge, Dunster Castle, Butlins Family Entertainment Resort and The Bishop’s Palace in Wells (to name just a few).
Entertainment and Dining in Somerset
Entertainment can be found in theatres, cinemas, nightclubs and pubs, and restaurants include the Demetris Taverna (Greek) in Weston-super-Mare, Reeves Restaurant in Dunster and the Clavelshay Barn in Bridgwater.
Accommodation in Somerset
There is no shortage of Guest Houses, self-catering apartments and B&Bs, and plenty of excellent locations for camping. Hotels include the Spears Cross Hotel in Dunster and the family run Harmony Poynt Hotel in Weston-super-Mare.