Somerset Holiday Deals & Short Break Offers
UK Days Out Deal: Give the gift of a balloon flight to someone special a memory to treasure for lift. Virgin Balloon Flights are offering a great Birthday Gift Package for … more.
Expires: 8th Jul 2016
UK Holiday Park Deal: Book your holiday with Park Holidays now and pay just £20 deposit! Book your holiday or short break with Park Holidays now and you pay just £20 … more.
Expires: 8th Sep 2016
UK Holiday Park Deal: Mark the month of June with a short break for the family from just £99 with Hoburne Holidays!!! Grab a fantastic opportunity to get away from … more.
Expires: 30th Jun 2016
UK Holiday Park Deal: Get away this summer with Hoseasons for as little as £119. Take a break this summer with the family and make the most of the sunshine. … more.
Expires: 25th Jun 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 2037
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
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.