There are plenty of places to see and visit in Somerset. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Somerset is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Somerset

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    Cheddar Gorge (100 Climbs #1)

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Totally achievable iconic climb. The whole thing is about 10km but it’s only steep for the first 1.5km or so. There is one really nasty steep hairpin but once you’re …

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    Cheddar Gorge

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Cheddar Gorge, stunning to climb or descend with high gorge walls either side usually filled with climbers

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    Burrington Coombe

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Like cheddar gorge but smaller and less touristy = more enjoyable! You won't get stuck in a traffic jam climbing this one!

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    Glastonbury Tor

    Hiking Highlight

    Climbing the hill, which is thought by some to be the Arthurian Avalon, rewards you with amazing views of the Somerset Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales. On its top, you …

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    Daniela
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    5

    Tarr Steps

    Hiking Highlight

    Tarr Steps is the longest clapper bridge (a bridge made of unmortared stone slabs) in Britain. The Grade I-listed, 17-span bridge was first mentioned in Tudor times but is probably medieval in origin.

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    Dan
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    The Feed Station

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A fully licensed cycling themed cafe. Formally known as the Sunday school and Merriotts original meeting place. A beautifully historic grade II listed building with much character, beauty and charm.

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    Bridgwater to Taunton canal

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Great canal-side coffee-stop at Maunsel Lock half-way along. Blackberries are plentiful in the hedgerows at the moment. If you have some space in a pannier or backpack, the tasty apples …

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    Gorge Walk

    Hiking Highlight

    Nice, easy hike. Suitable for the whole family. Due to the nature of the ground, there may be some slippery spots. Who wants to save the entrance fee can start …

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    9

    Nunney castle

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A cool ruin of an old castle in this small village. You can wander around the castle or sit by the moat. There is also a great cafe next to it.

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    Gaby
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    10

    Dunster Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    Dunster Castle is a former motte and bailey castle, now a country house, in the village of Dunster, Somerset. The castle lies on the top of a steep hill called …

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    Brian
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    11

    The Garden Cafe

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Lovely vegetarian cafe in Frome. Have an inside area and deli plus a gorgeous garden area. Plenty of space for bike parking and they are happy for you to take …

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    12

    Weacombe Combe

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    Weacombe Combe is a proper rip snorter of a descent, running down the side of the Combe, through a couple of streams and finishing off in a more wooded section. …

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    Barney
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    The Drove Road

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    The Drove Road is an avenue of Beech trees which was originally used by ancient traders to transport goods and livestock to the port at Watchet.

    If you keep your …

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    Barney
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    Relatively Quiet Cycling Path

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Quite cycling path which follows an old railway. Not too many walkers so you can open it up a little here without worrying about traffic.

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    Hamish
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    King's Sedgemoor Drain

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Good off-road riverside path.

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    Beacon Batch Trig Point

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    325m high trig point with lots of views in all directions. It can get busy with walkers as there are lots of different routes to the top so be careful on the way back down.

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    James
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    Wells Cathedral

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Built from honey-coloured stone between 1176 and 1450, Wells Cathedral is an intricaticate example of Gothic architecture. It has been called "unquestionably one of the most beautiful" and "most poetic" …

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    Amy
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    Kathedrale von Wells

    Hiking Highlight

    Wells lies amidst the rolling countryside of the 'Somerset Levels' west of the hills formed by the Mendips.
    For over 1000 years, this place is also known by the fresh …

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    Thomas
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    19

    Kilver Court

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The home of the Rapha Archive Store. Drop in and say hi, we have secure bike storage in-store and free postage back on any purchases.

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    County Gate

    Hiking Highlight

    This is a car park, but it offers amazing views of the surrounding countryside if you happen to be passing. It is also an excellent staging point for day walks …

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    David

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