We know that the cost of any holiday can soon add up, with food, travel and admission costs all adding to the bill.
However, there’s lots you can see and do nearby without having to spend a fortune! To help inspire you take a look below at some our favourite free days out in Somerset!
The world famous Glastonbury Tor is steeped in history, mystery, myth, magic and legend and no trip to Glastonbury is complete without a trek up the big hill. It's well worth climbling the 150m elevation to wonder at the stunning 360 degree views, spanning three countiesView more details
Cheddar Gorge and Caves are privately owned and therefore all activities, including the Cheddar bus are chargeable, however, National Trust land (access up a gravel path opposite the Cave entrance) joins up with the famous Cliff Top Walk, and so you can witness the amazing views for freeView more details
City of Wells
This tiny Medieval city is a delightful place to spend a few hours. With its magnificent Wells Cathedral (free admission, although donations are very welcome), it's bustling market (Wed and Sat), Bishop's Palace (chargeable) and many cafes and eateries, there's plenty to see and do.View more details
Somerset Rural Life Museum
The magnificent fourteenth-century Abbey Barn is the centrepiece of the museum. The barn and the farm buildings surrounding the courtyard contain displays and tools used in local rural activities such as mud horse fishing, peat digging and cider making. Regular exhibitions and events take place. NB. There is now a charge to visitView more details
Vibrant, quirky, diverse, alternative, unique'. Glastonbury is a fascinating place, rich with legend, romance, myth and history. Its high street is full of interesting independent shops and cafes. Some say that Glastonbury has a strange 'pull' which draws people from all walks of life, from all over the world. You'd be hard pressed to find anywhere with such a diverse range of cultures, beliefs and colourful personalities.View more details
The mystical Avalon Marshes can be found within Somerset's historic Levels and Moors. and are perfect for walking, cycling, wildlife lovers and photographers. Both Westhay Moor Nature Reserve and Shapwick Heath are internationally famous as havens for birdwatchers. Somerset Wildlife Trusts Catcott Lows is a mecca for migrating birds during winter and wading birds in the spring.View more details
Walking through Ebbor Gorge offers marvellous landscapes and superb woodland wild flowers and birdlife. The walk between the cliffs is a special experience and, if time allows, it is well worth stopping long enough at Wookey Hole to join the guided tour through its fascinating limestone caves (payable). It's also a great place for those who lacing up their walking boots!View more details
Brean Down & Brean Sands
Protected by the National Trust, Brean Down is one of Somerset's great coastal landmarks. An exhilarating walk will take you atop dramatic cliffs and out along the county's greatest natural pier, offering spectacular views. Brean Sands is home to a vast expanse of beach - ideal for your four legged friends, who can run free all year round.View more details
Ham Hill Country Park
Offering superb views of the Somerset Levels, Exmoor and the Mendip Hills, Ham Hill Country Park boasts over 400 acres and has something for everyone. Large wild flower meadows, steeply sloping Iron-Age rampart, a deserted medieval village and historically managed native woodlands, all offer fantastic opportunities to explore this unique piece of Somerset countryside.View more details