Things to do in Somerset!

To help plan your visit to Somerset, we have listed some of the amazing local attractions below.

Somerset Rural Life Museum

Visitors to Somerset Rural Life Museum can explore rural life from the 1800s onwards and discover more about the county’s heritage including its landscape, food and farming, working life and rural crafts. The Museum reopened in June 2017 following a major £2.4 million redevelopment, led by the South West Heritage Trust.

An apple tree laden with fruit ready to be picked

Clarks Village

Clarks Village is an outlet shopping village in Street, Somerset, England. It was established in 1993 on the site of old C&J Clark factory buildings.

Woman is using a smart phone while she is shopping at Clarks Village Shopping Centre

Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey was a monastery in Glastonbury, Somerset, England. Its ruins, a grade I listed building and scheduled ancient monument, are open as a visitor attraction. The abbey was founded in the 7th century and enlarged in the 10th.

Glastonbury Abbey at Glastonbury, England.

Fleet Air Arm Museum

Your memories of a day out at the Fleet Air Arm Museum can last a lifetime.

We are one of the South West’s leading tourist attractions and if you’re looking for things to do in Somerset, put us on your list!

We’re proud to be a recipient of a Trip Advisor certificate of excellence for the Fleet Air Arm Museum

"background of weathered metal plate and insignia on a Supermarine Spitfire F VIII Great Britain Fighter aa bomber"

Longleat Safari Park

Enter a land of adventure. Where lions roam. Tigers stalk. And monkeys swing. Travel through time in a grand stately home. Lose yourself in one of our magical mazes. Hold exotic creatures from the ends of the Earth. This is Longleat. Jump in.

Close up of a giraffe at Longleat Safari Park

Cheddar Gorge

Explore one of Britain’s most spectacular natural landmarks. From its awe-inspiring cliffs to its extraordinary subterranean stalactite show caves. Cheddar Gorge & Caves holds many fascinating secrets about our prehistoric ancestors, and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing.

So what are you waiting for? Nature, wildlife, history, adventure – experience the wonder of it all on a perfect day out in Somerset.

A view to the Cheddar Gorge from above


Stonehenge is not the only ancient site in this area. Only 25 miles north of Stonehenge is the Avebury complex, argued to be the most impressive of all remaining prehistoric earthworks in Europe.

Photography of Stonehenge at the sunset

Wookey Hole

Deep in the heart of the Mendip Hills you will find Wookey Hole, the UK’s largest cave system.

For centuries people have been marvelling at these astounding caves and their natural beauty.

NEW for 2018 is Chamber 20 – recently blasted tunnels now give us access to this amazing chamber, which opens up previously unseen caverns and formations.

Explore The Unexplored and visit Wookey Hole today!

boat in the cave

The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. It is run by the Heritage Services section of Bath & North East Somerset Council.

The Roman Baths, at the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water.

The Roman Baths attracts over one million visitors a year – making it one of the most visited heritage attractions in the United Kingdom.

In 2011 the Roman Baths completed a £5.5 million redevelopment to bring the best of modern interpretation to the site, transform its accessibility and preserve it for the next 100 years. This is the first phase of an on-going programme of development that will take place over the next seven years.

Old roman baths at bath, england, built on the site of the godess aquae suilis

Bath Abbey

There is plenty to do and see in Bath Abbey whether you’re visiting on a wet and windy weekday in February or a sunny Saturday in June. To make the most of your visit, please take a few minutes to plan ahead.

Ideally we suggest you allow between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours for your visit but you can see most of the highlights in 20-30 minutes if you are pressed for time. We warmly invite you to join us for one of our many services or events.

Bath Abbey and the Orangerie on the banks of the River Avon, on a beautiful summer morning with perfectly clear blue sky. Bath, Somerset, England, UK