Things to do in Somerset

The weather in the UK may be unpredictable but we can say with some degree of certainty that you won’t get bored! There’s lots of great things to see and do in Somerset.

Glastonbury and the surrounding areas are full of activities, and areas of outstanding beauty for you to enjoy. Whether you enjoy nature, shopping, history, walking, cycling, landscapes, golf, beaches or anything else you care to think of, Somerset has it all and more.

Here we pick out some of our favourite things to do in Somerset…

Explore the great outdoors

Nature Reserves

Westhay Moor Nature Reserve and Shapwick Heath are a must for anyone that enjoys nature, birds and the outdoors. They are just a short bike ride away from Old Oaks. These beautiful wetland reserves have been created from old peat workings and now provide a habitat for all sorts of wildlife.

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For those who enjoy walking, Old Oaks is surrounded by an extensive network of footpaths, the most popular being to the famous Glastonbury Tor (¾ mile away) and to the town of Glastonbury itself (1½ miles from our site), but if you're a keen walker there are many more to choose from.

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Old Oaks Touring Park is an ideal base for cycling. Excellent cycle routes, many quiet country lanes and the natural beauty of the Somerset Levels make the area perfect for exploring on two wheels. You can also hire bikes locally from £10 per day - and we can also have them delivered to the park for free.

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Great days out in Somerset

Roman Baths, Bath

On the site of Britain’s only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex. The Roman Baths consist of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. Come and explore one of the finest historical sites in Northern Europe, at the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath.

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Fyne Court

Fyne Court is a hidden gem in the heart of the Quantock Hills. Lose yourself in this wild garden, reclaimed by nature after once being part of a family estate. The estate was the home of the Crosse family who lived here until the house was destroyed by fire in 1894. Scientist and poet Andrew Crosse was Fyne Court’s most famous resident. Photo by David Sellman.

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Longleat, nestled within 900 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds, is home to the UK’s original Safari Park, one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture, with an abundance of exciting attractions including Jungle Kingdom and Animal Adventure where you can get up-close and personal with truly amazing animals from across the globe.

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Something for everyone

Clarks Village Shopping

Offering an unrivalled shopping experience, Clarks Village is home to over 90 designer and high street brands under canopies and along paved walkways. A great day out!

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The Bishop's Palace & Gardens has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years and this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy. A must visit

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Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Museum’s Reserve Collection, housed in Cobham Hall, is Europe's largest naval aviation collection and comprises 30 historic aircraft, 2 million archive records & 30,000 artefacts.

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Get ready to explore

Hayne's Motor Museum

The museum is the UK's largest collection of the greatest cars from around the world with cars and bikes from the dawn of motoring in the 1800s through to the classics of the 1960s.

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East Somerset Railway

All aboard! It's full steam ahead on the East Somerset Railway! Come and meet the friendly staff and take a relaxing ride on a heritage steam train through the beautiful Mendip countryside.

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Outdoor pool and grounds in Street (5 miles away). Reopening for 2022. 30th April to 10th Sept

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So many attractions to discover

Rural Life

At Somerset Rural Life Museum you can explore rural life from the 1800s onwards and discover more about the county’s heritage including its landscapes, food and farming, working life and rural crafts.

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Kilver Court Gardens & Shopping

Stunning private garden & designer shops in the heart of Somerset. Now under new ownership with altered offerings

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Fancy visiting a proper Somerset cider farm? This family-owned business has been producing cider for over 1,000 years. Take a tour, see how it's made and, of course, take a few bottles home...

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