History, scenery and much, much more – Somerset has it all
One of England’s most lovable counties, Somerset has a reputation for gentle, slow-paced country living. While it is true that the county has a wealth of beautiful, rolling countryside, and a relaxing way of life – there’s a lot more to be discovered and enjoyed!
The noble city of Bath, for instance, with its magnificent Georgian architecture. Or the delightful coastal resorts of the Bristol Channel, like Weston Super Mare and Minehead. Inland, the dramatic gorges of Cheddar and Ebbor contain prehistoric remains. And mysterious Glastonbury, ‘birthplace of Christianity’ and possibly the resting place of King Arthur.
And there’s more: The wilds of Exmoor and its dramatic coast. Protected wetlands with their stunning wildlife. And charming market towns and villages, with amazing local produce and traditional crafts.
Whether you like strolling or cycling in the countryside, shopping and relaxing in town centre shops, or exploring the past in museums and historic buildings, you’ll find Somerset has everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable retirement.