Destination guide

The historic city of Somerset awaits you

The area's history and cathedral are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Somerset. This welcoming and romantic city is known for its bars, restaurants and hiking. Take in top local attractions like Glastonbury Abbey and Wookey Hole. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Somerset

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Somerset has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Techniquest (26.8 mi / 43.2 km)
  • We The Curious (28.2 mi / 45.3 km)
  • Bristol Zoo (28.6 mi / 45.9 km)
  • Somerset Speedway (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Burnham and Berrow Golf Club (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Ashton Windmill (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Somerset

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Somerset is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wookey Hole (14.6 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Cheddar Gorge and Caves (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Wills Neck (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Sand Bay Beach (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Dunster Beach (21.8 mi / 35.1 km)
  • Mapperton Gardens (23.6 mi / 37.9 km)

Traveling to and around Somerset

The nearest airport is in Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), located 22.1 mi (35.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), which is 26.8 mi (43.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Bridgwater Station, Highbridge & Burnham Station and Taunton Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Somerset?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,738 holiday lettings near Somerset. From 1,263 Cottages to 544 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Somerset is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Somerset?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Somerset. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Chard: 939 holiday homes
  • Bath: 1,238 holiday homes
  • Wells: 607 holiday homes
  • Highbridge: 454 holiday homes
  • Wambrook: 513 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Somerset! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Somerset?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Somerset with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Chard: 939 holiday lettings
  • Bath: 1,238 holiday lettings
  • Wells: 607 holiday lettings
  • Highbridge: 454 holiday lettings
  • Wambrook: 513 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Somerset?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Somerset are:

  • Taunton (TTY-Taunton Bus Station): 989 self catering accommodations
  • Yeovilton (YEO-Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton): 1,094 self catering accommodations
  • Exeter Airport (EXT): 1,449 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Somerset?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Somerset. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Porlock Weir Harbour: 1,072 holiday rentals
  • The Holburne Museum: 1,094 holiday rentals
  • Minehead Beach: 910 holiday rentals
  • Guildhall: 1,121 holiday rentals
  • Fyne Court: 1,025 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Somerset listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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