Destination guide

The historical city of Somerset awaits you

The area's history and cathedral are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Somerset. This welcoming and romantic city is well known for its bars, restaurants and hiking. Take in top local attractions such as Glastonbury Abbey and Wookey Hole. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Somerset

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Somerset has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Techniquest (26.8 mi / 43.2 km)
  • We The Curious (28.2 mi / 45.3 km)
  • Bristol Zoo (28.6 mi / 45.9 km)
  • Somerset Speedway (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Burnham and Berrow Golf Club (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Ashton Windmill (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Somerset

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Somerset is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wookey Hole (14.6 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Cheddar Gorge and Caves (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Wills Neck (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Sand Bay Beach (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Dunster Beach (21.8 mi / 35.1 km)
  • Mapperton Gardens (23.6 mi / 37.9 km)
Transport

Travelling to and around Somerset

The nearest airport is in Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), located 22.1 mi (35.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), which is 26.8 mi (43.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Bridgwater Station, Highbridge & Burnham Station and Taunton Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay near Somerset?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,373 holiday rentals near Somerset. From 594 Cottages to 594 Bungalows, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Somerset for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Somerset?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Somerset. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bath: 1,111 holiday rentals
  • Bath City Farm: 1,029 holiday rentals
  • Cheddar: 467 holiday rentals
  • Taunton: 1,006 holiday rentals
  • Yeovil: 704 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Somerset! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Somerset?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Somerset with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Bath: 1,111 holiday homes
  • Cheddar: 467 holiday homes
  • Taunton: 1,006 holiday homes
  • Yeovil: 704 holiday homes
  • Glastonbury: 531 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Somerset?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Somerset are:

  • Taunton (TTY-Taunton Bus Station): 968 holiday houses
  • Yeovilton (YEO-Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton): 1,008 holiday houses
  • Exeter Airport (EXT): 1,383 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Somerset?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Somerset. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bath City Farm: 1,029 holiday rentals
  • Bath (QQX-Bath Spa Train Station): 1,005 holiday rentals
  • Downside Abbey (Basilica of St. Gregory the Great): 1,232 holiday rentals
  • Minehead Beach: 835 holiday rentals
  • Guildhall: 1,003 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Somerset listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.