Category Archives: Somerset

14 Best Beaches Near Bath in Somerset, Dorset and Wales!

Colorful Beach Huts at Barry Island, Wales, UK

If you’re looking for the best beaches near Bath, you’ve got to read this post!  Most famous for its ancient history as a Roman spa town and its gorgeous Georgian architecture (which has found even more fame in the TV show Bridgerton!), Bath is a glorious city and one of South West England’s premier tourist […]

Best Beaches Near Bristol: sunbathe, stroll, swim and surf!

Landscape and seascape photography around Wales.

Are you looking for beaches near Bristol? Take a look at this list of 17 beaches close by, in Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wales and even Devon! Bristol is the biggest city in the West Country. There are so many incredible things to do here, including admiring street art, going on board the SS Great Britain […]

Things to do in Glastonbury: the South West’s quirkiest town

Glastonbury tor filmed from drone on sunny day, footage was taken from dji mavic pro 2 drone, iconic monument in the middle of the countryside

Quirky, beautiful and charming – Glastonbury is a one-of-a-kind town to visit while you’re exploring South West England. It’s achieved legendary status for its festival and is a spiritual magnet for people who love the weird and wonderful, but it has dozens of other incredible attractions to see year-round, Glastonbury is an unmissable place to […]

Best Things to do in the Mendip Hills: A Somerset Hidden Gem

Brent Knoll is located on the Somerset Levels between Weston-super-Mare and Bridgwater. There are views inland to Crook Peak and Glastonbury Tor. Very popular with walkers and has public footpaths to the top. At the foot of the hill are two villages East Brent and Brent Knoll. The hill dominates the landscape and can be seen for many miles.

Drive 20 minutes south of Bristol, and the city gradually peters out, making way for the rolling, limestone Mendip Hills.  This natural wonderland is among one of the best day trips from Bristol and Bath, but with the exception of the town of Cheddar in the south, masses of tourists haven’t quite discovered it yet! […]

GWR First Class Review: Travel to the West Country in Style

If you’re travelling around the West Country, rail is one of the best ways to do it.  Great Western Railway connects London Paddington with cities like Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth and ventures all the way down to Penzance in Cornwall. The journey time from London to various destinations in the West Country can range anywhere […]

National Trust vs English Heritage: Which Membership to Buy

A clear day at Stonehenge, Somerset

If you are based in the UK and want to explore more historical sites, you might be wondering National Trust vs English Heritage – which is better?  Both of these heritage organisations celebrate Britain’s history, and membership at either gives you the chance to visit their sites free of charge.  You could purchase both memberships, […]

National Trust Review: Is Membership Worth It?

A view of the outside of Trerice, an Elizabethan manor house and one of the best National Trust places in Cornwall

If you’re searching for a full National Trust review, look no further! This blog post will detail all the information that you need. If you’re interested in travel, history, architecture, horticulture or nature and are based anywhere in the UK or visit the country often, a National Trust membership could be a fantastic investment. Having […]

Full English Heritage Review: Is Membership Worth It?

Stonehenge in Wiltshire, South West England

If you’re interested in history, you’ve got to read this English Heritage review! English Heritage membership is a fantastic investment for archaeology or history lovers – or for people who just want to see more of the UK in a cost-effective way. With it, you can enjoy unlimited access to all of their wonderful castles, […]

Guide to Pumpkin Picking at Farrington’s Farm (near Bristol)

pumpkin picking

If you’re looking for somewhere to go pumpkin picking near Bristol, I recommend Farrington’s Farm.  This pumpkin patch has everything you could want – activities, refreshments, a carving area, and of course, a pumpkin field full of pumpkins! Whether you’re visiting Farrington’s as a family or without kids in tow (my boyfriend and I went […]

Porlock Weir to Lynmouth Walk: All you need to know

Coast path going downwards with sea in background

The Porlock Weir to Lynmouth walk takes in some of the most amazing views of Exmoor National Park. You’ll be able to enjoy the forest, coastal cliffs and the two settlements of Porlock Weir and Lynmouth. This is usually the second day of the South West Coast Path (if starting in Minehead). It is a […]