Our 5 favourite things to do in Somerset this Spring!
Spring has finally arrived! The sun is shining, and the blossom is starting to appear on the trees. The breeze feels much warmer and people seem a lot happier now that they can start to enjoy more time outdoors. Somerset is a great county for exploring this spring. Whether you live locally or you’re visiting the area, here are our five favourite things to do in Somerset this spring.
1. Climb Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury is world famous for its music festival and links to Arthurian legend. The town itself is well worth a visit, with its array of alternative shops and independent restaurants and cafes. Glastonbury Abbey and the Chalice Well are significant spiritual sites which have a peaceful and meditative atmosphere to experience. Once you’ve explored the town, take the steep walk up to Glastonbury Tor. The walk is well worth the effort. From the top you’ll be rewarded with wide ranging views across the Somerset levels and beyond.
2. Visit Cheddar
Renowned for its cheese production, caves, and impressive limestone gorge, Cheddar is the perfect destination for a family day out. Climb Jacob’s Ladder for breath-taking views over the gorge and surrounding countryside. Try some locally produced cheese and cider and sample one of the many flavours of ice cream on offer. If you’re planning any home improvements, call in at the Majestic Designs showroom to gain inspiration for your latest project.
3. Explore Wells Cathedral
Officially the smallest city in England, Wells is a beautiful settlement in the heart of Somerset. The stunning cathedral is not to be missed. Its medieval architecture and calming ambience are an experience you won’t forget. Visit on a Wednesday or Saturday to browse the bustling market where you can buy locally produced food and get a true feel for Somerset life.
4. Discover Weston-super-Mare
If you want a traditional Victorian seaside resort with all the modern amenities of the 21st century, Weston is the place for you. Visit the Grand Pier and spend hours in the amusements and fairground at the end of the pier. Go shopping in Weston’s many high street and independent retail outlets. Go for a walk along the promenade and if it’s warm enough, perhaps have a paddle in the welcoming waters.
5. Enjoy Bath
The Georgian city of Bath is famed for its spectacular architecture and Roman baths. The city centre is compact enough to be explored on foot and you’ll see beauty around every corner. Take a historical tour of the city, then finish off with a relaxing spa experience at the original Roman baths.
In Somerset there’s always something to do. Get out and about this spring and make the most of this wonderful county.